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post #1 of 11 Old May 3rd, 2009, 1:39 pm Thread Starter
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Question Battery for 03LT

I went to my local dealer over the weekend and asked how much a battery would be for my 2003 LT... $180.

1. Are There alternatives out there?

2. Is there anything you need to do once the new battery is installed to reset anything?
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post #2 of 11 Old May 3rd, 2009, 1:54 pm
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Re: Battery for 03LT

This is the battery that I have in my 2003 LT.

Very popular battery for BMW bikes.


http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...3284/Batteries


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Re: Battery for 03LT

Bike Bandit has a Yuasa Yumicron Battery (51913) for $116 that they say is for the 2002 K1200LT, you might try that.
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Re: Battery for 03LT

Yeah, the odyssey is the best battery you can have for your KLT

I have this battery since 2006 and he's and stays very powerful.

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Re: Battery for 03LT

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I went to my local dealer over the weekend and asked how much a battery would be for my 2003 LT... $180.

1. Are There alternatives out there?

2. Is there anything you need to do once the new battery is installed to reset anything?
To answer #2 question. After installing the new battery, turn the ignition key on but do not start the motor - twist the throttle grip to wide-open and release it (do that twice). Then turn key off. Then key on and start the bike and ride around the block a coupla times. This will reset the TPS (throttle position sensor), and you're good to go.

Regarding question #1. Ole Toad is running this battery currently (pun!!), after running an Odyssey for 3 years or so. Odyssey is a popular install for the LTs, as is the Panasonic mentioned in batteriesasap pages. I just figgered I'd try a comparable battery for ~1/3rd the cost of an Odyssey, when it came time to replace the Odyssey. The specs seem a leetle better than the Odyssey, butt prolly not significant in the life span of either battery.
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Re: Battery for 03LT

The battery that came in my LT lasted right at 1 year. When it dies I put in an Odyessy, it lasted right to a couple of weeks ago. Almost 5 years, not at all bad for a motorcycle battery. Put in another Odyessy, Guess I could have used a cheaper one but it would not have been a gel and doubt it would last as long.

By the way, asked for a 10% discount and got it.

Pulled the old one, slipped in the new one, ran the charger on it over night, did the throttle reset, reset the clock and was on my way, hopefully get another 5 years out of this battery.

Now if it would stop raining on the wekends.........Got some riding to do.

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http://www.batteriesasap.com/48.html

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Re: Battery for 03LT

+1 on batteriesasap, I've had this battery since last july/August and it has been doing fine.

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Re: Battery for 03LT

After 4 years on the original battery I switched as I was getting a lot of ABS faults.
Switched to the Panasonic,still faults but not as many. Then switched to the Better Battery brand from Digi-Key. Number 522-1026-ND

http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/T091/2344-2345.pdf

No more ABS faults,but I also flushed the system about this same time.
Working fine for over a year now. I think I paid $45 for the Panasonic and about $28 for the BB.

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A stronger battery is avialable here http://www.ebatteriestogo.com/Motorcycle_Batteries.htm
Adventure Power UB22-12N Sealed AGM 22AH 420 CCA $75.
I'm using it in my 2002 and it works great and is more powerful than any of the others.
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http://www.portablepower.com/odyssey...0b9cfed9ec9165

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I went to my local dealer over the weekend and asked how much a battery would be for my 2003 LT... $180.

1. Are There alternatives out there?

2. Is there anything you need to do once the new battery is installed to reset anything?

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