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Re: Battery longevity?

Thanks for that info.
Please get in touch with me off list, I have a couple of questions not related to the list.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Van Deren 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 4:44 PM
  Subject: Re: Battery longevity?

  Hi Bob,

  Check eBay for Odyssey batteries which I found to be far superior to the 
  Westco/Panasonic.  You can probably get the correct battery for $70 US. 
  Hope you're well, Bob.  I'm still sorting out my throttle 
  bodies...probably worn out bushings.

  John Van Deren
  Montpelier, VT

  Robert Silas wrote:

  >Thanks for the info, I'll check with my dealer as I'd need a battery for my '92 K75s too.
  >Bob Silas
  >  ----- Original Message ----- 
  >  From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx 
  >  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  >  Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 10:53 AM
  >  Subject: Re: Battery longevity?
  >  In a message dated 9/8/05 3:29:50 AM Eastern  Standard Time, 
  >  robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
  >  <<This spring I was  told that BMW does not use/make acid battery anymore, I 
  >  had to buy a gel battery  for Can.$208 + tax, double of an acid battery...>>
  >  BMW has  reintroduced the lead-acid battery in the size that fits Oilheads. 
  >  Part number  61 21 0 403 224   it is a 12V, 19 AH wet-cell. This battey is 
  >  rated at  is 170 Amps CCA.
  >  BTW, for R1100S owners WITHOUT ABS, you should know that  your motorcycles 
  >  come with a little dinky battery, part number 61 21 2 306 758  that is only 12V, 
  >  14 AH. You can easily upgrade to either the BMW gel battery,  part number 61 
  >  21 2 346 800  which is 12V, 19 AH, but only 100Amps CCA.  
  >  Tom Cutter
  >  Yardley,  PA
  >  http://www.RubberChickenRacingGarage.com