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 Post subject: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:53 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:14 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 am 
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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:37 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:06 pm 
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MBTX12U is the recomended battery for BUELL 9s and 12s, Ithink you will find MBYZ16HD is too tall.


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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:18 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:18 pm 
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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

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:53 am 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:45 am 
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I have the 16 in my Scg, and as Tadpole says, it's a very tight fit!

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:36 am 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:25 am 
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Coincidentally, we've just ordered one of those Yuasa YTX14H-BS's from MDS for our Ulysses.

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:45 am 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:24 am 
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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.............................

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:18 pm 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: XB12 Battery
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:04 am 
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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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