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Battery change

After 5 years my battery finally gave up. Not bad!

I replaced it with Tusk battery from Rocky Mountain. It was only around $75 and was a perfect fit.

I had to drill out the connection lugs so I could re-use the original, heavier stainless bolts and put in the acid. I charged it overnight.

There are two rubber straps with wire ends that hook over lugs on each side of the battery. Just stretch them enough to give the front some slack and they come right off.

Battery has a 1 year warranty. I have had good luck with Tusk products so far.

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Do you know what the CCA rating on your new battery is?

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5 years is good for a small battery! Using it every day helps with that. I wonder if some of the new lithium styles are worth looking at?
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Do you know what the CCA rating on your new battery is?

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I think the original 28Ah batteries are 300CCA, which you can only buy from Yamaha. I think that the replacement aftermarket ones are higher.
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