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Best battery for Buddy 170i?

 
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mike932
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:56 am    Post subject: Best battery for Buddy 170i? Reply with quote

I keep having to jump start my scooter despite using a battery tender. What battery do you guys recommend?
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New2Scoots
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of choices but I got a CYLAZ10SXTA at Batteries Plus. $89.99. 185 cold cranking amps & it's a sealed AGM which I've had good luck with over the years. Same size as the Yuasa YTX7A-BS that my scoot came with which was rated at 105 cold cranking amps. Got this battery Nov 2017 & should make it a few more years.
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Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the YTX10S or equivalent.
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babblefish
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2006 Blur 180, 2008 Buddy St. Tropez

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of choices on Amazon ranging in price from about US$20 to $110. I've had good luck with the Mighty Max brand of battery in my Blur (US$29). I'm not sure what the maximum size battery a Buddy will take because the Yuasa that's in my 2008 Buddy 150 has been in there since around 2012 or 2013. It's only the second battery the Buddy has needed. Guess I've been lucky because I've never used a battery tender, but then the longest I've let my Buddy sit without riding is about 3 weeks. If this battery will fit, it might be a pretty good bargain at US$50 from Amazon: Mighty Max Battery YTZ12S 12V 11AH 210CCA Gel Motorcycle Battery (https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Max-Battery-Motorcycle-Product/dp/B01254STPQ/ref=sr_1_22).keywords=motorcycle+battery&qid=1551287684&s=gateway&sr=8-22).
Size is 6" x 4.3" x 3.44" (couldn't find the metric dimensions for some reason) and is a deep cycle AGM battery. They also offer a non-deep cycle version of this battery for US$12 less.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought this YTZ10S-BS back in the summer of 2017 for $15.99 (+ $4.99 S&H) and it's been holding up fine. I'm amazed considering how cheap it was.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GQO3LEK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k1dude wrote:
I bought this YTZ10S-BS back in the summer of 2017 for $15.99 (+ $4.99 S&H) and it's been holding up fine. I'm amazed considering how cheap it was.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GQO3LEK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Nice! But this answer to a question about it cracks me up:

"Question: What are the dimensions?
Answer: I'd say 8" L x 4.5" W x 4" H
My bike is and R1, this fit perfect, its that shallow version, so its not very high . Prob weighs 2 ounces!?"


Eights inches long and 2 ounces?! Yeah, right.

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