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Alan F.
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« on: June 12, 2016, 06:58:30 PM »

Can I buy one locally or am I stuck buying from the Internet?

Any advice on these? I've read all the talk and it all seems positive for the past few years.
I think with a two-year warranty it'll be fine, but if there's someplace local so much the better.

I liked all the reviews stating that their bikes just sit unridden most of the time, and when finally taken out they fire right up, that about covers my needs.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 08:59:29 PM »

Alan I bought a couple of Motobatts from Amazon and was very happy with them - love the 4 point connections. On the other hand Anders has had bad experience with them and wont buy them anymore. My K4 Motobatt battery going strong for 4yrs now....

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 07:55:34 AM »

From my reading it seems like some sellers who move more product have a lower instance of "bad customer experience" than those who sell lesser numbers. And not just statistically....

Is it possible that Anders bought from a different seller than you?

Do you recall who it was you bought from? (Seller name) if they're still there under the same name they may be fully reputable by now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 10:55:46 AM »

Alan, I have bought approx 10 Motobatts. 2 of them were shorter lived than I thought reasonable. I like AGM batteries in concept, like the Motobatts because of the quality and quantity of hardware, but do wonder whether AGM is as durable as liquid cell type. I also have interest in Lithium ion tyoe.

Should you not feel comfortable with Motobatt, Look at the Bike master True Gel?
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 11:38:09 AM »

I purchased a mottobat for my 350f, it didn't even last a year.  Has at least one bad cell.  According to anders, they are cheap Chinese junk and fail due to vibration.  Based on my experience, i would have to agree.  I also purchased mine from amazon. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 12:53:56 PM »

Thanks everyone, the bikemaster trugel is comparably priced, I'll have to read up on those.


http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28402/i/bikemaster-trugel-battery
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