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    The battery on my 2010 just died and won't take a charge, so I started calling around this morning.
    Woods Honda in north Austin wanted $199
    I called the dealer in South Austin and they have the same Yusa battery for $109

    Some dealers just don't get it!

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    Some customers just don't get it.
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      I got tired of Yuasa batteries conking out. But having had a Interstate battery for over 4 years now in my bike I won't use anything else.

      Bottom battery is the one here---- http://www.interstatebatteries.com/b...,A~Part+Number

      Yuasa 220CCA
      Interstate 330 CCA.

      Nothing like having a little extra for only $88.99 (Price I paid two days ago)
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      • #4
        Yuasa makes interstate Battery - They just change the label
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        • #5
          I don't think so unless they bought Johnson Controls recently?.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_Batteries
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          • #6
            Hello rocky,i am glad your interstate battery is doing well,my experience has been in chevy trucks,and they do not hold up well in that application,on the other hand my yuasa,s in my wing have done well,i usually replace them after 4 seasons just because. Ole Yeller Mbg Pa

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MAGENTA View Post
              Hello rocky,i am glad your interstate battery is doing well,my experience has been in chevy trucks,and they do not hold up well in that application,on the other hand my yuasa,s in my wing have done well,i usually replace them after 4 seasons just because. Ole Yeller Mbg Pa
              Hi thar Yeller

              Funny thing about batteries. they little stinkers will leave ya stranded without a warning sometimes..BTDT too.lol

              My Interstate in my Yukon is 5 years old and still doing fine after the truck sits for a few weeks.

              If I had the same luck with the Yuasa batteries that I tried in my bikes,I'd still be with them..but it is what it is I guess.
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              • #8
                I have had mixed results with Interstate. I am pretty sure that for some applications they do relabel batteries from other sources, but overall they have a pretty good product that I wouldn't hesitate to put in any vehicle I own. I wish I would have thought of them this morning!
                For today, I had limited choices and once the north Austin dealer priced themselves out of the picture it pretty much came down to who had it in stock.
                I'm back up and running now and my pocket is just a bit lighter than it was this morning.

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                • #9
                  I have had Yuasa, with pretty good results. I had a Walmart battery (whatever their top-of-the-line is) and it died on me in 30 days, but they did replace it under warranty.

                  I have had my OEM for nearly 3 years, so I will probably replace it very soon. I will probably go back to the OEM Yuasa.
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                  • #10
                    As of 13 AUG 2014 Yuasa and Interstate batteries are made by Enersys. As for Walmart, it looks as if everyone of their batteries (i.e., every different model) is made by a different manufacturer.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
                      As of 13 AUG 2014 Yuasa and Interstate batteries are made by Enersys. As for Walmart, it looks as if everyone of their batteries (i.e., every different model) is made by a different manufacturer.
                      Yeah, Wally World batteries are made by the cheapest manufacturer that they can beat down on price.
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                      • #12
                        Rocky,
                        I think a neighbor has a short to ground on his 2001 Gl1800, I think I remember to loosen the negative cable and insert
                        a multimeter in between the battery negative terminal and the ground cable...help an old guy out..memory not what it used to be.

                        jack
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                        • #13
                          All three of my bikes have Yuasa batteries in them, the XR650l came with it from the dealer and the VTX and trike had them when bought so the only one I know for sure how old it is is the XR which is going on four years, the VTX is at least three years old since that is how long I have had it. All my bikes stay on a battery tender when not being ridden, even my Jeep and lawn mower, the battery in my lawn mower use to go out every year (Walmart battery) but since keeping it on a battery tender its coming to the end of its second year and still going strong, I believe keeping a battery at its full charge aids in its longevity, JMHO.

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                          • #14
                            Love my Deka battery!

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                            • #15
                              The Yuasa battery in my '05 is 7 years old and it's going strong. I'm going to do a load test on it soon to make sure it is still in good shape.

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