Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: My new house (La Villa Strangiato!) in Rio Rancho NM, USA
Yuasa YTZ7S Battery
I'd been having some intermittent issues with the lean sensor on my 2015 S1000RR (without the BMW alarm) with the OEM battery, and since it was 4 years old and I'm riding back to CO in a couple weeks to ride around, I thought I'd change it. What kind of got me thinking about it was an ad I got the other day from Revzilla saying they had the Yuasa YTZ10S battery for my bike on sale. Be aware that the Revzilla listing is incorrect. If you go to Yuasa's own website, it says the Yuasa YTZ10S is for the BMWs WITH the BMW alarm, and it's larger and requires the "alarm" battery box. When I ordered my Yuasa YTZ7S I told the salesman so they could correct the listing. Too bad the ads were already e-mailed to, I'm sure, a ton of people. Hopefully they'll fix it, and he gave me $10 off for bringing that to their attention.
So, be warned, and I'll post up my experience when I get it. I think the OEM battery is 80CCA, and the Yuasa will be 130, so, it should give a useful boost in performance. Also, even though it's a AGM type battery, it can be charged just like a normal lead/acid battery, so, your Battery Tenders etc. will work just fine.
Since I really didn't care about shaving every last ounce, spending a ton of money, and having to deal with potential charging and cold-start issues with the exotic batteries, I just went with an Olde School lead/acid battery.
Making America Great Again, one melted snowflake at a time......
": 2015 Motorrad S1000RR with the DDC and "Forgies".
'01 Suzuki Gixxer 1k Blu/Wht (Sold - 79k miles).
'91 Kawasaki KX500 (Still got it).
'86 Suzuki Gixxer 1100 Blu/Wht (Sold - 68k miles).
'83 Suzuki GS1100ES Red/Blk (Sold - 60k miles).
'82 Yamaha 650 Maxim (Sold - 50k miles).
"Hangin's too good for 'im.....BURNIN'S too good for 'im.......he should be torn into little-bitsy pieces and BURIED ALIVE!"