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HI THERE,

IT SEEMS THAT I NEED TO BUY A NEW BATTERY. I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ONE THAT IS FITTED, AND IT IS AT LEAST 2 YEARS OLD.

CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD ONE, ASI AM LOADED WITH NEON LIGHTS, RINGS OF FIRE ETC,:) AND DONT WANT TO BE LET DOWN.

WHAT IS THE MAX AMPS I SHOULD BUY

THANKS

DAVE
 

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Get a Yuasa. they are the original battery (I assume you have a gl1500) and it comes in 20 amps. They tend to last for years.
 

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There are tons of batteries available for the Goldwing. I agree with Ben that the Yuasa is one of the best and they do tend to last. Get the 22 amp one, some Wing batteries are as low as 18 amps and its good to have the extra capacity. Some El Cheapo batteries claim higher amps but this is misleading. The likes of the Yuasa batteries can be trusted to have the claimed capacity.
 

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THANKS FOR THE ADVICE GUYS, WILL TRY TO SEE IF YUASA BATTERIES ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN SPAIN.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO_

THE HONDA PEOPLE HERE HAVE ONLY GOT THE YUASA 18AMP BATTERY IN STOCK, AND SAY THIS IS SUITABLE FOR ALL GOLDWINGS.

AM I GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS LATER , ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE NEONS FITTED

OR SHOULD I LOOK FURTHER AFIELD FOR THE 22AMP ONE

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I'm not sure what stores or type of commerce is available in Spain, but you can also log onto J.C. Whitney. That company has motorcycle batteries and will ship it to your door. If you have a Sears store near you, they also carry motorcycle batteries. Some automotive parts stores carry batteries and they have access to MC batteries also.. Go with what's readily available to your area. Good luck... Renegade
 

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Just buy the 18amp Yuasa, thats the one Honda fit in the 1500 when they were new. You will get a few years out of it. I know a few people that bought those GS 20 amp batteries and they only lasted a year!
 

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Hi ,,take my advice and go for the 90 amp altenator and battery kit ,if you have a lot of lights on your wing ..the neons draw a lot of power and eventually your altenator will pack in ,,I changed to the 90 amp set up last year and have not looked back since ,it gives 60 amps on idle and 90 amps when the bike is driven ..they cost 499 US dollars and can be got from the following site http://www.compufire.com/pages/honda-main.html,you get the 90 amp altenator and the gel cell battery to match it ,,well worth the money ,a lot of 1500 owners in Ireland have changed over to this system ...good luck ..Ciaran
 

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Skooter wrote:
There are tons of batteries available for the Goldwing. I agree with Ben that the Yuasa is one of the best and they do tend to last. Get the 22 amp one, some Wing batteries are as low as 18 amps and its good to have the extra capacity. Some El Cheapo batteries claim higher amps but this is misleading. The likes of the Yuasa batteries can be trusted to have the claimed capacity.
I got a GS battery for my Wing and only got 16 months out of it, in spite of it being on an optimate all the tim ethe bike was in the garage. Stick with a known good make like Yuasa and you won't regret it.
 

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I have been using the same battery in my 84 1200 Aspy for almost four years. My bike has been sitting forover three weeks (due to a recent heart attack.) I went outside yesterday in the cold and my Wing fired right up. It's a Hawker Energy Odyssey dry cell battery. I can store this battery on a shelf, without a tender,for a couple years and I never need to put water in it because it's a dry cell.It also comes with a five year warranty. I've never come across a better motorcycle battery and to top it all off it has about 25% more cranking amps than the stock wet battery. Check it out, http://www.odysseyfactory.com/

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Vic: I, too, have an '84 Aspencade which will most likely require a new battery in the spring. I went to the Odyssey website and was quite impressed with the write-up. Did you have to modify your battery cables as suggested in the list?
 

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edzinohio wrote:
I have an 83 GL 1100 and I got an Odysey this year. It's a great battery.
I have one as well (2 years) and don't have problems. Keeping it connected to an Optimate probably accounts for some of the reliability.
 
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