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#308497 - 04/16/10 10:40 pm recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger  
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From my research it looks to be a YTX7L would fit. I have a 71 Trophy but not sure if the same battery will work in the 1970 battery box. I don't have the bike yet, just getting things ready.

Thanks in advance for your help.

BTW, I tried the search but no luck, it just returnes either everything or nothing. I even read the tutorial.


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#308505 - 04/16/10 11:03 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: lrutt]  
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I don't know how big a YTX7L is but I've had excellent luck with an Odyssey battery my Guzzi. It's been there so long that I've forgotten how old it is.

http://www.odysseyfactory.com/


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#308511 - 04/16/10 11:35 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: lrutt]  
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Originally Posted By: lrutt

BTW, I tried the search but no luck, it just returnes either everything or nothing. I even read the tutorial.


lrutt -

1) Go to the British Motorcycles in General forum.
2) Bring up advanced search
3) For keyword search term, type in: "AGM Battery" (use quotes).
4) Be sure the radio button is selected for: in subject and body (default).
5) Set date range to: newer than 3 years (maximum length of time for search here).
6) Be sure the Bristish Motorcycles in General is highlighted for the search. (If you are already in that forum it searches that one by default.)
7) Hit the submit button!

I got 14 threads to come up this way.....

HTH,

Steve


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#308533 - 04/17/10 2:00 am Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: JubeePrince]  
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I reviewed previous posts on the subject but questions remain (I'm thinking of getting an AGM battery for my BSA A65).

Looking at the Odyssey chart, I see only one battery that would fit in a dry-frame BSA or Triumph, and that battery is only about three inches tall. That's ok, but I'd rather have one that fits the space better. Are there any AGM batteries that are sized more closely to the originals (about 5 to 5 1/2" tall)?


Mark Z

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#308583 - 04/17/10 12:01 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: Mark Z]  
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Mark Z,
Try Bikebatts.com
I just got one for mine, and it fits perfectly in the box.
Better fit than the Sears Power Sport and relatively cheap too.
grin


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#308588 - 04/17/10 12:24 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: JBMorris]  
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Bristish Cycle Supply sells one that fits nice and price isn't bad.Think it was around $70.

#308650 - 04/17/10 9:07 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: jays375]  
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I was on bikebatts but it's somewhat confusing how they have the Triumphs listed. Don't by change know the size of the one you got from bikebatts do you? I'm pretty sure it's a YTX7L


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1971 Trophy
1973 Commando
1976 CB750k
1965 CA77
1978 CB750k
1970 T250II
1971 RT1B
1977 Lemans
2001 M900
2001 XR650L
1994 FLSTC
2006 XL1200C
1984 XV1000
1981 C70
1973 Z50
1989 Hawk GT
2006 Scrambler
1970 CT90
1965 CT200
1977 R75/7
#308658 - 04/17/10 9:50 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: lrutt]  
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I'm told that Wal-Mart sells an 8AH emergency lighting battery that fits the Triumph and BSA battery box for about $25. So it's going to be in the lighting section, not the automotive section. If you want to mail order one, then try "Battery Jack" on-line.



You want the AGM with the small, 1/4 spade terminals, like pictured above. Don't get the one with the big 6mm bolt terminals. This small terminal type is what's known as a "deep cycle" battery, and they'll last much longer than one designed for an electric start bike.

bigt


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#308709 - 04/18/10 6:52 am Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: RF Whatley]  
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I reckon Richard's alarm battery will do just fine, the good ones can sit for 6 months [without load] and retain virtually a full charge.
The Odyssey PC-310 is correct size and a great battery but expensive.
Wise move to disregard lead acid [wet type] IME they are cheap junk and internal plate connections fracture.


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#308735 - 04/18/10 1:43 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: Tiger]  
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John stocks a nice battery. Power Sonic. Power Sports series. 12N94B1 -F? It is 9AH. Fits great. I took it to the Interstate guys and they were quite impressed. They did not know this battery was made. And it is sold under the original number. While it is not a true AGM, it is close. I can not remember the technology they mentioned.

The terminal are located where they will not short out on the seat pan. And they attach with a bolt and nur. That is something I would be concerned with the battery pictured above.


Bob, Lifetime bike: '71 T120R, bought in '71 at Ken Heanes, England.
#308746 - 04/18/10 3:13 pm Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: btour]  
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Those terminals look awful flimsy for the vibration associated with a vertical twin....perhaps as long as the battery box was sufficiently isolated and padded...

Although for $25.00, who cares if it only lasts 2 seasons!? smile

Steve

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#308886 - 04/19/10 2:10 am Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: RF Whatley]  
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I've been using the alarm batteries with the 1/4 " terminals about five years now in my herd with no problems. One of the bikes is a 441 single and some things have cracked or broken but not the battery terminals in 4000 miles. It just sits on the battery tray with the strap overtop. I've never had to replace one of these batteries yet. Thanks to Mike Carter for telling me about these batteries at Mid-Ohio a while back.

Ben

#308906 - 04/19/10 9:11 am Re: recommended AGM battery for 1970 tiger [Re: Ben Strain R.I.P.]  
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Originally Posted By: Greenspringfarm
I've been using the alarm batteries with the 1/4 " terminals about five years now in my herd with no problems. One of the bikes is a 441 single and some things have cracked or broken but not the battery terminals in 4000 miles. It just sits on the battery tray with the strap overtop. I've never had to replace one of these batteries yet. Thanks to Mike Carter for telling me about these batteries at Mid-Ohio a while back.

Ben


These are good guys!!. Run one in my old tart, just good as gold


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