Battery

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by IntruderWithin, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. IntruderWithin

    IntruderWithin Member

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    Hi all, I need to get a new battery for the wife's 883 2004 model and was wondering if you can only get the batteries from Harley dealer?

    Thanks

    Daren (UK)
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    There are a lot of aftermarket batterys that will work, you can buy them almost anywhere but in my opinion the harley battery is the best and is sold at their dealerships.
     
  3. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Which ever battery MFG you choose, I would recommend an "AGM" type technology... It's spill proof & seems to last much longer. "AGM"= Absorbed Glass Mat.
     
  4. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    I got one at K Mart before, about any place.
     
  5. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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    There was a post a couple of weeks ago from a guy who was fighting an electrical problem and he had two batteries load tested, a new aftermarket battery and an older
    HD battery. He said the difference was incredible, the old HD was still much better in
    terms of CCA. I wouldn't put anything but an HD in mine, always have. Yeah, they cost more, but are worth it IMO.
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    +++ for HD battery. They're not much difference in price than others & load test fairly well.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I have a 2004 Sporty and there are NOT nearly as many aftermarket alternatives other than the OEM HD due to it's special size and tight "nesting" place...been there! The good news is the HD battery is very very good and I would recommend it highly, just remember to use a Deltran or HD Battery Tender if not using the bike for more than a month or so to keep the charge up. Fully discharging a modern high density, low electrolyte/water level battery will certainly damage it's capacity and life.
     
  8. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    HD or Odyssey batteries. Like Sarge says, cheap batteries are cheap batteries
     
  9. nogoslim

    nogoslim Active Member

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  10. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

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    Its like most things, you get whet you pay for