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Old 02-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well look like my battery gave out on me. Anybody have any experience with an aftermarket one? Or should I go back with a Honda one? The Honda one is about 70 bucks. Looks like I can get an aftermarket one alot cheaper. So if anybody's had any experience let me know.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i run a piece of crap motorcycle battery from walmart ($39) but if i had the $145 this is the battery i would buy
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You will find that a large portion of batteries (regardless of brand name) are manufactured by one of two companies. Johnson Controls or Exide. Not all batteries are made by these two but a large portion are. Johnson builds better quality batteries than Exide IMHO and experience. Google the brand names to find out the manufacturer. Honda batteries are likely made by either one of these or Yuasa. Yuasa makes a great deal of powersports batteries for different manufacturers.

I have always had good luck with Die Hard and Autocraft (made by JohnsonControls). Some other brand Johnson makes include interstate, duralast, and optima. I know Johnson supplies to Honda for cars, just not sure about ATV's.
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i always get an oem replacement from the stealership...79.99 before tax. and they are always the yuasa brand. i've had this current one for over two years and i've never even wondered if my bike will crank. i will continue to purchase this battery.
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i always get an oem replacement from the stealership...79.99 before tax. and they are always the yuasa brand. i've had this current one for over two years and i've never even wondered if my bike will crank. i will continue to purchase this battery.

My eiger battery is a yuasa. 5 years and still running strong.
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There is newer technology out there guys, I just bought an agm(absobent glass mat) battery for mine and it spun the motor over faster than any oem battery would. Research before you buy is all Im saying.
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i run a piece of crap motorcycle battery from walmart ($39) but if i had the $145 this is the battery i would buy
05-09 HONDA FourTrax Foreman ES, 4x4 500 Engs ATV Li Battery 8 Cell 100-011 | eBay
I read the info and all i can say is wow.Looks impressive.How much CCA does a stock factory battery ave,any idea.If mine craps out im gonna tell theold lady that yeap it cost a150.00 for new atv battery and get this one. She would have no idea how much it cost.
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I just picked up a WPS battery for my 08 250ex. It cranks that little motor over nice and fast. My 05 Foreman still has the stock battery in it, cranks over as good as it did the day i bought it.
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stock battery! walmart battery's suck it only lasted yr and a half and wouldst hold a charge for 30 extra bucks go OEM
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