New member has questions

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Oregold, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Oregold

    Oregold Member

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    Good morning friends my name is Mike, and I'm a new member. It's been nine years since I've owned a bike, my last one being a road king. I just bought a 1996 FXSTC with less than 6,500 miles so it's like new. Prior owner changed the battery eleven years ago and it still holds a charge and I keep it n a Battery Tender. But I want to buy a new battery, but the owners manual has no information on which size battery it takes. I would like to see what options I have rather than just buying one from my local HD dealer, so if anyone knows what size I can use for cross reference I would be very grateful. I'm looking for an AGM battery. It's been years since I've had the opportunity to ride, so I will have other questions I'm sure. I posted more information on my new older bike in the new members section. The bike is beautiful and the prior owner had a lot of upgrades done when he first bought the bike. Thanks for any help you may have. Good day. Mike in Oregon
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Your bike takes a 16 battery. A Yuasa would be YB16, a Deka would be ETX16. Those are general #'s, there are other suffix letters that determine exactly which model bike a battery is for. Harley only uses a couple sizes, but several different configurations of terminal placement. You can get a Walmart Everstart for about $35 that will last about 1 1/2 years. A lot of us use Deka that cost about $100 and last 4-6 yrs. which is made by East Penn, the same company that supplies the HD factory. There are also the overpriced Big Boar and other $250+ batteries. Google searches will find the supplier you want to use.
     
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Try local battery hut that has batteries for everything.....:s
     
  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Also a good source for replacement batteries is Batteries + if you have them in your area.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Welcome to HDTalking.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    CARQUEST also has a chart for all HD batteries and they sell a premium AGM battery. I have one in my 93 FXRS.
     
  10. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome. Interstate Batteries stocks advanced glass mat batteries. I use them in all my bikes.