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Author:  stevebinary [ Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:53 pm ]
Post subject:  XB12 Battery

Looking to replace my battery, any suggestions? Its a XB12R.

The Li On type have come down in price a lot but are they better or worse than the more usual?

Or ar the cheap one rubbish, they do seem to get decent reviews.

The bolt will rise again - just very slowly

Author:  Jones [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

I fitted a Motobat battery 12 months ago and find it gives an instant start.You probably need type MBTX12U ,about 47 quid all in see e bay.

Author:  Tadpole [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

:yt: Even when its -5 like yesterday. Ummm nice. :sun:

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

Is the MBTX12 up to the job? I thought the MotoBatt MBYZ16HD was the one to go for? Bit taller but 40 more CCA and more capacity.

Author:  Jones [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

MBTX12U is the recomended battery for BUELL 9s and 12s, Ithink you will find MBYZ16HD is too tall.

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

Jones wrote:
MBTX12U is the recomended battery for BUELL 9s and 12s, Ithink you will find MBYZ16HD is too tall.


I was recommended the 16 in this very forum by tadpole only a couple of weeks ago here

I only questioned it as I've still not bothered buying a battery and wanted to double check I get the right thing.

Author:  brother in buells [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

They have both the same height ,but the MBTX12U has a spacer on the bottom

Model Ah CCA L x W x H (inches) L x W x H (mm)
MBYZ16HD 16.5 240 5.94 3.42 5.71 151 87 145

MBTX12U 14 200 5.94 3.42 5.12 151 87 130+15mm 145 mm

Author:  Tadpole [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

Would like to add the 16 is a tight fit and the 12 falls into place. The 15mm makes all the difference. The ECM wires make the 16 not fall into the hole and it all depends on how the tray is fitted. If in doubt go for the one that falls into the hole. OR :askmaz:

Author:  BlackBuell09 [ Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

I have the 16 in my Scg, and as Tadpole says, it's a very tight fit!

Author:  kernow60 [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

I fitted one of these probably around 12-months.............ish, or so, ago, fits fine and uprated. :yup:

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... mentID=155

Author:  CJ [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

Coincidentally, we've just ordered one of those Yuasa YTX14H-BS's from MDS for our Ulysses.

Author:  pash [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

On a lot of these aftermarket batteries, the terminal posts sit behind the body of the battery, whereas on the HD they are flush. How are people mounting the battery cables? A stack of washers?

Author:  03 [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

pash wrote:
On a lot of these aftermarket batteries, the terminal posts sit behind the body of the battery, whereas on the HD they are flush. How are people mounting the battery cables? A stack of washers?

Details, details, mere details.............................

lOl

Author:  Tadpole [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

Hi all, have a scroll down the add for some sizes on this Motobatt.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motobatt-Batt ... SwsB9V-Gu3
Its what I looked at and there was a place selling them here in the UK. Hope it helps. :yup:

Author:  brother in buells [ Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: XB12 Battery

pash wrote:
On a lot of these aftermarket batteries, the terminal posts sit behind the body of the battery, whereas on the HD they are flush. How are people mounting the battery cables? A stack of washers?


Yes stainless washers ,or some spacers from a bicycle rim brake shoe!

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