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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2007, 8:23 pm Thread Starter
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Westco Batteries

I was at my friendly BMW dealership today (BMW Grand Rapids MI), and picked aWestco Battery for my 2003 K12RS ($100 plus tax). Anyway when I was installing the new battery today, I noticed the Westco box says "Made in Vietnam".

I was blown away by the fact that I am putting a Vietnamese battery in my German bike. I thought Westco was a US product by what their website indicates, however I thought wrong...

I am not complaining about the battery itself, the Westco battery seems to be working great, it just seems odd.


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2007, 9:12 pm
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Westco's in older RT's were known to throw fault codes with the ABS. Seems their terminal voltage was just a little lower than the BMW stocker or Odyssey dry cell battery, hence the ABS error. Also, ABS error (flashing dash lights) was a good indication the stock battery was failing.
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