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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2006, 6:17 pm Thread Starter
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I've decided that it's time for a new battery for my '96ss/sp and have been researching the options. Does anyone have any experience with the Yuasa dry cell batteries?
This has the same cranking amps as the stock replacement (6A) but only weighs 4.6 (!) pounds. Other options I've found can weigh up to 15 pounds but have greater cranking capacity.

I could always go with the standard Yuasa because of the greater cranking power and not that big a hit in weight reduction.

Here's another place I've looked with good cross-reference info:
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I guess it depends on your needs. If it's a track bike, you probably want the lighter battery. You can bump start the bike as needed.

I prefer the larger CCA #. I went up on my ST2 to a 22Ahr agm battery, and I know it has more CCA than the 16 Ahr wet cell that it replaced.
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I've been using the Yuasa gel battery on my SS for the last three years. It saved about one pound over the stock battery and on an SS as a part of a general lightening project, this makes sense to me.

The ST is so much heavier than the SS (over 50#!) and is made for a different purpose, so it may not justify this setup.
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You can get this Panasonic battery (Below) for 44.68.

From the web site you provided with battery lookup:

LC-X1220P Sealed MF 12 20 7.2 3.1 6.6 15 $84.95

According to LT Snyder, a perfect fit and sealed. Someone on his forum bought this for a 93 or 95 SS and it was just right.
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I use the Yuasa YTZ7S on my 916SP, MV, Monster and SS. It weighs 4.6 pounds. 130CCA. It lasts for about 2 years. It helps to have heavy duty cables, headlight switch and good alternator brushes...
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