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16 AH battery
« on: November 22, 2019, 08:16:31 pm »
Got ready to ride Sunday and grrrr click click. I ride at least twice a week and use battery tender. Battery showing12.8. Put it on tender while I shined up all the contacts and grounds with fine sandpaper. Back together and 13.0 volts on the multimetter. Still click click Looked for a suitable battery online everthing I see for less than 110 bucks is 12 amp hour. Checked the manual and as I thought spec is 14 AH. Moved my price up and searched some more and found Yuasa GZX 16H 148.95 at Revzilla
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/yuasa-gyz16h-factory-activated-agm-high-performance-battery

Dimensions: 6" long, 3 7/16" wide, 5 3/4" high
240 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps)
16 AH (Amp Hour)


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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 08:49:00 pm »

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 09:29:51 pm »
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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 09:35:42 pm »
I recalled seeing the thread but was not paying it much attention because I had installed a new Scorpion less than a year ago. I also saw what appeared to be the same battery for 84 bucks but Revzilla site inssited it did not fit my Concours 14.
I used to be the guy that always bought the cheapest battery but after the 50 buck Scorpion bit the dust in only 12 months I decided to change my cheapskate ways. Guess I have reached the stage in life where I have more $ than cents.

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 09:53:50 pm »
As for the upper battery cover I quit using it 4 or 5 years ago when I hooked up dual connectors for two sets of heated gear

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 10:04:07 pm »
All the sellers I've seen "say" it doesn't fit a C-14.
So, we ignored them and did it anyway.    ;)

Not sure who, but someone else was the first to install one.

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 10:25:10 pm »
I know they are very expensive, but I can't recommend Shorai enough. Shorai destroys the stereotype that motorcycle batteries are inherently crappy and dont last. They are lighter, have an incredible lifespan and very impressive specs. After I switched over to them, I can't imagine ever buying another brand of battery again. I generally get at least twice the lifespan from one over any other brand I have tried in the last 30+years.


The model # of Shorai that fits the 08-17 C14 is: LFX21A6-BS12

You seem to shop at revzilla, so here is a link. Cheers:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shorai-lithium-battery-lfx21a6-bs12
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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 11:00:16 pm »
Thanks for the recommendations  I appreciate them but I should have made it clearer in my post. I installed the Yuasa today with no issues.

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 03:04:40 pm »
How do we get the batteries that work posted to the parts list sticky? I just read the three page thread on this and quite frankly it's confusing.

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Re: 16 AH battery
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 07:32:12 pm »
when searching or adding that sticky, add this post to it also, it clarifies the top cover that can be used without an issue...

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/16ah-series-battery-will-it-fit-a-c-14/msg683948/#msg683948


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