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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2012, 10:00 pm Thread Starter
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Found a matt glass battery physically the correct size manual says 19 amp hour this one at tri state batterys is a 18 amp hour.Should this be ok.Thanks
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Yeah if you're not looking for the absolute optimum battery and this one is a deal and your mainly concerned with price, yes this will get the job done.

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I have been using an odyssey battery for years from one bike to another and it works and best and has fantastic reviews. You can find them decently priced online and i think your bike would take the pc680. Its just something to consider with its fantastic reliability.

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I have been using an odyssey battery for years from one bike to another and it works and best and has fantastic reviews. You can find them decently priced online and i think your bike would take the pc680. Its just something to consider with its fantastic reliability.
+1 to the Odyssey. Countless K1200GT owners have switched to this robust battery with fantastic results. Do a search online and find a site that has the best price, including shipping. You can save a few $$$ if you take the time to do your homework.
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Battery advise

Thank you for the input.Have a good day. Jack
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I'm just about ready to order a Odyssey PC680 battery for my '08 K1200GT and was wondering if I need to order the SAE terminals or L terminal adapters?

Thanks in advance and sorry for such a basic question - didn't see anything in my searches on the form...

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i find that the less you ride your motorcycle the better battery you will need !!!the factory one provided work's great as long as you either trickle or ride and replace every 3 years regardless ,this works for me..

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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Battery Decisions

I have not had good luck with the OEM battery in my GTs. The one in my 07 lasted just over two years and likewise for my current 08. The bikes are ridden quite often, but they never sit for more than a week (I go into a slight funk). The only indication of a weak battery is slow cranking. I will not wait for this to happen again.
My next choice will be the Shorai Li Fe PO. I have inquired about the "low temp" issues and Shorai rep indicated that once the ignition is on for a minute or two, it will warm due to current flow and start handily. Of course So. Cal is not subject to much of this, but where I travel it often gets into the 20s. We will see next winter.
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I'm just about ready to order a Odyssey PC680 battery for my '08 K1200GT and was wondering if I need to order the SAE terminals or L terminal adapters?

Thanks in advance and sorry for such a basic question - didn't see anything in my searches on the form...
The only difference I think from the standard to the SAE is the threads. the standard is a metric thread the SAE uses imperial. The L adapters came with mine, but were not needed.

I replaced the original OEM battery in my 08 GT last year for no other reason than i just felt the OEM was pushing the limits of its life. I had an Odyssey in my previous bike and it went over nine years and was still going strong when I replaced it for peace of mind.

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i find that the less you ride your motorcycle the better battery you will need !!!the factory one provided work's great as long as you either trickle or ride and replace every 3 years regardless ,this works for me..
Agreed. Even if you tender I've found this is the case. Some of my bikes just have cheapo batteries because there is a two year warranty from my local battery shop and they will die prior. Those bikes I never take out of state but my bmws all get oem's or odyessy. I bought my first odyessy for the GT six months ago. lets hope I get good service. I noticed that I can't use my battery tender with them though. I have to buy an optima or something with higher amps if I want to tend it. That's ok- I wanted to buy a better tender anyway.

Stu over on the aprilia forum was one of the first to review a shorai years ago. He's also a fellow caponord owner. He had some great findings. Let me see if I can dig up the thread
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