Replacement battery

Tallpaul
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3:40 PM - Jul 27, 2018 #1

What kind and make of replacement battery are people recomending lately for my 1998 1100 Shadow T? Under $110 if possible?

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10:47 PM - Jul 27, 2018 #2

So far I like the Shorai LiFePO4, but it's not under $110.  Several pounds lighter, more powerful and longer life. Make sure the charging system is up to par.
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5:16 AM - Jul 28, 2018 #3

This has been a good battery so far. Check it out on Amazon, it's about $102.00

MotoBatt MB16A 

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10:34 AM - Jul 28, 2018 #4

I still use the old style acid type from NAPA.  I've gotten five to seven years out of them and used to cost $50 or so.  The current one is about five years old.  I break from the herd and almost never use a battery tender but check the water level a few times per summer.  I do unhook the battery at the seasons end using the battery tender before I hook it back up.  I put a sealed battery in my ATV several years ago.  It sets all the time and has never gone dead.  It was bought online from BatteryShark.com for about $25.
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8:09 AM - Aug 02, 2018 #5

Carolina Son wrote: This has been a good battery so far. Check it out on Amazon, it's about $102.00

MotoBatt MB16A 

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I'll second that. The MotoBatt is a really good battery for the T, especially if you upgrade your R/R to the Mosfet style as well.

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10:25 PM - Aug 04, 2018 #6

I don't. Know how maxamutt does it . I never got more tha 2 yrs out of any standard acid battery and most of the time just one . I use the tender about 4 times a yr and checked the acid every month while riding . I've been so impressed with the motobatt m16a Allen is talking about I don't see me changing . I got both of mine from a. Small private mom and pop business in Lexington Ky .My first one form a lady named Stephanie and my second one last month from her husband Darren who stayed after hours and made his teenage daughter wait while we talked. Nicest guy you would ever want to talk to . ( he should buy a T) I got 5yrs and 1 month out of my first agm   And it was so nice not to have to check water. More than doubled the life of my battery . The business name is " Impact Battery" 
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Tallpaul
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3:28 PM - Aug 11, 2018 #7

I think you folks sold me on the Motobat 16A for my 98 T. The one thing I was a little concerned about is that the 16A appears to be a T snapped battery, and what's in my bike right now is a square motobatt MBTX9 but I,lo take yourall,s advice and do the 16A, thanks, paul

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5:10 PM - Aug 11, 2018 #8

The OEM battery is “T” shaped

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9:27 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #9

Thanks guys, I settled on an motobatt 16A which would never have fit without your all's helpful hints. Can,t see it, but it's there!

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9:50 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #10

Your right I can't see it . What kind of cover is that hiding the battery?
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