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Battery question - SOLVED!
« on: October 24, 2015, 08:58:51 am »
In my wisdom, I haven't  ridden the bike in a long time and didn't  keep the battery charged, so now it is well and truly dead.

I can get another one for a cool P850 (*gasp*), but it is a "CTX9-BS YACHT". The one I have now is a YTX9-BS. I have consulted Google and there doesnt seem to be a difference, apart from the fact that the one says YACHT on it.

They are the same size, volts and amps.
Can I use the CTX?

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Re: Battery question
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 09:02:01 am »
That looks like the same thing. The yacht one would just be better in the rainy season which is coming up. ;)
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Re: Battery question
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 09:15:10 am »
the first letter is the manufacturer code.

so YTX, CTX, TTX, BTX , whatever - all the same.

You can fit that one and gooi - no problems.
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Re: Battery question
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 09:15:31 am »
Yacht is a brand,it does not imply marine use

The Yacht CT9-B4 is equivalent to a YT9B-BS. The difference between a YT9B-BS and the YT9X-BS from your bike is that it is rated for 115 cold Starting Amps vs 135 for your battery. If your bike is an easy starter, it should work
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Re: Battery question
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 09:20:46 am »
Only difference will be position of + and - positions.
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Re: Battery question
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 09:30:12 am »
Yacht is a brand,it does not imply marine use

The Yacht CT9-B4 is equivalent to a YT9B-BS. The difference between a YT9B-BS and the YT9X-BS from your bike is that it is rated for 115 cold Starting Amps vs 135 for your battery. If your bike is an easy starter, it should work


And in the process you have completely failed to answer the question. And have added confusion when refering to different batteries to ones being discussed

Only difference will be position of + and - positions.
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Please look at the photos of the two batteries that Sardine posted - and explain to me how the poles will be swopped ?




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Re: Battery question
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2015, 09:45:17 am »
Hanno you've got me should state: Could be position of terminals. :peepwall:
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Re: Battery question
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 09:23:58 am »
Many thanks, guys.  :thumleft:

I will go fetch it this week and get my baby purring away again.

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Re: Battery question - SOLVED!
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2015, 01:45:01 pm »
In case you have not fetched anything yet:
I recommend to avoid the Yacht and go for either a MotoBatt or Yuasa battery of the correct type. The MotoBatt should be the slightly cheaper option.

Reason:
The OEM Yuasa in my DR still works. I bought the bike in August 2007 :o
The very first MotoBatt I ever sold (for a KLR in Feb 2011 just perished - also not too bad.

I still have to see a Yacht battery which lasts much longer than a year. :-\

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Re: Battery question - SOLVED!
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 04:07:03 pm »
I must agree with LeeCap. I fitted a Yacht battery in my F800GS in December last year and since about 2 months ago I had endless issues. I keep the battery on charge now, but it barely last a couple of starts. I'm not sure if maybe the stator is not charging the battery. I've tested the voltage to the battery when the bike is idling or revved and the reading is between 14.4V - 14.8V if I recall correctly. So it seems like the stator is still OK and that the problem is with the battery not keeping it's charge.
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Re: Battery question - SOLVED!
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 10:21:30 pm »
Ah well.
I have already bought the battery. Over R1000 layer... The joys of Maun where it can take anything from a week to 4 months to special order stuff.

I fitted it yesterday and the bike fired right up. So I'm  happy. I will need to get into the habit of disconnecting the battery when the bike stands. Or just ride the bike more!

Thanks for the advice, though.

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Re: Battery question - SOLVED!
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 09:05:21 am »
Ah well.
I have already bought the battery. Over R1000 later...

I) think both the Yuasa and most definitely the MotzBatt cost less here - chicken thieves! :D
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