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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 24th April 2007, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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SV1000S K4 Battery

Having had my bike sitting around over the winter doing nothing, the battery is not holding any charge. I was wondering what battery to get. Should I just go to the local Suzuki dealers and get one or is there a better one for the same money? Was looking at WestCo or Varta ones. Anyone got any thoughts on it? Thanks, and roll on the summer!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 24th April 2007, 04:20 PM
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The stock Yuasa is a great battery. What you need is a Optimate or Deltran Battery Tender Jr.:supsmiley


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I have never had a battery die since I've been using a battery tender- about 10 years.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 24th April 2007, 06:26 PM
 
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Any idea what the type the battery is?

Reason I ask is my busa uses something like a YTX12s or something close and it died a while ago probably not helped by the previous owner doing 1800 miles in 2 years. Got a price for an aftermarket equivalent from my local dealer and they wanted something like 60 just for someone crappy unknown make or 100+ for a Yuasa, managed to find a Yuasa on the net somewhere for something like 80.

Then discovered a newishly released YTZ14S is just 5mm taller than OE (which is no problem as theres clearance under the seat) but has something like 30-40% better CCA, maybe more. Best bit was its OE on the new Honda ST1300 and a genuine Yuasa battery (although sadly branded with a honda logo!) was 50 from my local Honda dealer!!

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Might be worth doing a bit of homework before shelling out. By the way my Suzuki dealer said they had loads of the aftermarket equivalent YTX12's in stock I'm guessing they're common to quite a few Suzuki models.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 24th April 2007, 11:07 PM
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I have a Honda Shadow 1100 and the SV1000S. They both use the same battery. I actually stole the shadow's battery for the SV since it was a Yuasa and the one that came with the SV was some generic equivalent. (I did this when I was having starter issues and I thought it might be the battery.)

To be honest, I don't think it matters. Both bikes start right up all the time. The Honda is a 2001 and the SV a 2003, so now the older (Yuasa) battery is in the newer bike.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th April 2007, 07:12 AM
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Yuasa spec. for SV1000

Battery Family: Maintenance Free
Battery Type: YTX14-BS
Voltage: 12
Capacity: 12 Ah
Dimensions: 6" x 3.4375" x 5.75"
Weight: 8.1lbs.
Metric Dimensions: 150mm x 87mm x 145mm
Metric Weight: 3.7kg
Polarity: +- (lugs closest to you)
Acid Volume: 0.69
Charging current: 1.4 amps
C.C.A.: 200

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 25th April 2007, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, Ive ordered a WestCo battery. Had a look at the specs and it looked like a winner, and it was only 47 which seemed pretty good. Comparing it with the specs that cobalt135 posted (your bike is freakin beautiful too btw!) it looks better on paper at least. Im just hoping it arrives by Friday as I want to ride from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on the bonny Scottish coastal route. Nice! Thanks for all the info lads.
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Having had my bike sitting around over the winter doing nothing, the battery is not holding any charge. I was wondering what battery to get. Should I just go to the local Suzuki dealers and get one or is there a better one for the same money? Was looking at WestCo or Varta ones. Anyone got any thoughts on it? Thanks, and roll on the summer!!
I have a sv1000s and had trouble starting it this morning. I am going to buy a varta YTX4 for 45 from tayna batteries. I have had a varta before on a bike and it proved to be a good battery. hope this helps.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10th January 2021, 04:48 AM
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Varta is not bad, but i would prefer YUASA. Anyway bike ( acid) batteries dont like to be fully discharged compare to LiOn batteries.
I would recommend to keep it on bat. tender if you dont ride in winter, also take it out of bike and keep it in warm - ish place if your garage is too cold or bike is on street and temps get below OC.
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