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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 27th, 2010, 7:26 pm Thread Starter
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Stopped in at my local stealer today in Edmonton.
They want 300 dollars for a 12v19AH gell cell,
They claim the Yuasa equivilant is only 40 dollars less.

Also picked up a clymer manual for 56 dollars even tho I got a free download.

I have ABS flashing lights, Battery is at least 4 years old if not more, might have to bite the bullet.

Saw an older BMW who knows what model, with a 40 liter tank.

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Try looking under the batteries forum.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88

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Google up 'Apex Batteries' on line..........they have a variety of batteries that cross reference to the stock or Panasonic LC-X1220P/ (the Universal part # is U-D57450 check out this link ( mailto:[email protected] )

The prices were very reasonable although I would have no clue how the exchange rate would treat you................I just put the Universal model in my LT and have not had any problems at all............will keep you posted but it came with a 5 year warranty.
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I have a Westco in my PC800.
I have not been able to find a Westco in Canada.
Please remember that the USA is not the only country on this continent.
I order many parts from the States, but some can not be handled by post or courier.

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From all the prices I've seen posted lately from Canada I sure am glad I live in USA.

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Canada eh?

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post #7 of 10 Old Mar 28th, 2010, 12:58 pm
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Off the wall battery solution

3 months ago, I bought the PSX jump start/air pump/light from costco for $65. There are pictures attached to this link: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1336545

If you take it a part, you end up with following.

1. 18ah battery (400-1000 crank amps) thats the proper size for the K1200LT
2. 12V air pump and gauge that can actually handle m/c & auto tires.
3. trickle charge/maintenance circuit with a very nice analog meter.

So far I had no problem and I believe it will serve at least as well as the OEM battery that crapped out in less than 2 years.

The terminal lug holes need to be reamed slightly.

The terminal lugs are not as thick as the OEM batteries, but still heavier than the copper wire in the starting cable attached to it. The minimum start voltage I can measure at the terminals is 11 volts vs. less than 10V for the Panasonic battery, with heavier terminals on my other bike.

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Now that is something very interesting and worth checking out.

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I have a Westco in my PC800.
I have not been able to find a Westco in Canada.
Please remember that the USA is not the only country on this continent.
I order many parts from the States, but some can not be handled by post or courier.

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Oh yeah, I remember.......yer up there north of Glacier.........eh.............
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post #10 of 10 Old Mar 28th, 2010, 10:05 pm
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Just got a new battery from Batterystuff.com PC680 Odyssey. Price was 135.00US plus shipping to Canada add $15.00. The brokarage fees usps was $41.00 including Canadian taxes for a grand total of $191.00. Had I ordered it in Canada it would have been about $195.00 or close. Not a real saving but I still need the battery terminal adapters. I thought they would also include those as I told them I had an 06 1200LT. I can't seem to find any of these adapters locally, but havn't tried all the battery shops here yet.
Hope to get it installed asap. My original battery still works ok, but turns over the engine a little slow for my liking.
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