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Odyssey Battery Info Please

Anyone buy an Odyssey online lately? I need a PC680 right?
Need to order one today. Thanks

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Can get walk-in or shipped from this source - many other sources as well -pc680 works great.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/pc-2896...-%20PC680.aspx
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PC680 it is!

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Anyone buy an Odyssey online lately? I need a PC680 right?
Need to order one today. Thanks
Yep, PC680 for an LT. You may also need an adapter, short L-shaped brackets to extend the terminals...like this:
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A better fit for your PC680/PC680MJ equipped motorcycle
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ODYSSEY PC 680 Harley ATV BATTERY PC680 $0 Shipping USA

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Can get walk-in or shipped from this source - many other sources as well -pc680 works great.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/pc-2896...-%20PC680.aspx

Thanks guys. I think this is the best deal. I had a 680 in my last LT so I know how good they are. I think I may just buy the BMW GEL. I can get it for quite a bit less...


EDIT: I bought my last Odyssey on ebay for 80 bucks shipped. They sure have gone up in four years.

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Thanks guys. I think this is the best deal. I had a 680 in my last LT so I know how good they are. I think I may just buy the BMW GEL. I can get it for quite a bit less...


EDIT: I bought my last Odyssey on ebay for 80 bucks shipped. They sure have gone up in four years.
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You might want to consider the Panasonic AGM battery. Many people on the site are using them and seem to be quite happy. The part number is LC-X1220P. Digikey.com has them for $70.88.

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You might want to consider the Panasonic AGM battery. Many people on the site are using them and seem to be quite happy. The part number is LC-X1220P. Digikey.com has them for $70.88.
That part number is for a lead acid battery, it does not say if it's a glass mat. I think for about the same money I'll buy a BMW GEL locally.

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That part number is for a lead acid battery, it does not say if it's a gas matt. I think for about the same money I'll buy a BMW GEL locally.

Thanks for the help guys.
All of the batteries talked about in this post are lead acid batteries. Gel, AGM (absorbed glass matt), and SLA (sealed lead acid) are all names for the same type of battery. If you can buy a BMW Gel battery locally for the same price and support a local vendor at the same time then everyone wins.

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If you can buy a BMW Gel battery locally for the same price and support a local vendor at the same time then everyone wins.
I wonder what vendor that might be?

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Ted,

You might want to consider the Panasonic AGM battery. Many people on the site are using them and seem to be quite happy. The part number is LC-X1220P. Digikey.com has them for $70.88.
+1, excellent quality. I've always felt that the Odyssey is over hyped and the price is getting crazy.


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+1, excellent quality. I've always felt that the Odyssey is over hyped and the price is getting crazy.
Agree that the prices of all these batteries is getting high. The Odyssey is not hype though. I put one in my 2000LT in January 04 and AFAIK it's still in the bike cruising around Iceland as we speak...

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All of the batteries talked about in this post are lead acid batteries. Gel, AGM (absorbed glass matt), and SLA (sealed lead acid) are all names for the same type of battery. If you can buy a BMW Gel battery locally for the same price and support a local vendor at the same time then everyone wins.
The Gel type is not nearly as good as the AGM in my opinion. The Gel does not have the charge retention of the AGM, and needs a different charger if one wants to use a battery tender or the like. Unless left a REALLY long time with some small load on it, the AGM does not need to be kept on a tender, but standard liquid electrolyte and Gelled electrolyte do if left very long.

An AGM will sit on the shelf in a no load condidion for many months, and still have a very high percentage of initial charge in it. The others won't.

Yes, they are all basically lead/acid chemical batteries, but there the similarity ends. Still quite different animals beyond that, with the Gel and wet cells closer to the same than the AGM as far as charge retention goes.

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Wink Adapter Kit !

You can also go here

http://www.ezymount.com/kits/odyssey_adapter.htm

and find an adapter that will provide additional neg/pos connection points, maintaining factory negative cable orientation..

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Yep, PC680 for an LT. You may also need an adapter, short L-shaped brackets to extend the terminals...like this:
Post adaptors
A better fit for your PC680/PC680MJ equipped motorcycle
More information


Had mine over 2 years and still going strong...best battery for a bike and will recover nicely if accidently drained.


Lot's of sources including eBay like this one:
ODYSSEY PC 680 Harley ATV BATTERY PC680 $0 Shipping USA

$119.52
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I purchased my PC680 a few moths ago from local Odyssey dealer and it came with the adaptors as well.

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Bmw Gel

I put in a new BMW gel in June and I need to keep charger on all the time . The bike is a 2004 K1200LT . I think the alarm sys has a drain on all the time .

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My 2003 LT would drain the original BMW Gel battery in 4-5 days if I didn't ride-more quickly if I didn't lock the handlebars. I replaced the battery last fall with a Panasonic AGM battery and have used the charger only once or twice since that time without running the battery down.

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when the lead acid battery Ive replaced was new it wouldn,t touch the performance of the Oddessy
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A little off topic but the PC680 seems to also be the preferred battery for a lot of experimental (EAA) aircraft builders. And some of them are mounted sideways on the firewall.

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All of the batteries talked about in this post are lead acid batteries. Gel, AGM (absorbed glass matt), and SLA (sealed lead acid) are all names for the same type of battery. If you can buy a BMW Gel battery locally for the same price and support a local vendor at the same time then everyone wins.
Ted works for A&S BMW in Sacramento. I guess he's trolling for battery help today.

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Ted works for A&S BMW in Sacramento. I guess he's trolling for battery help today.
Not trolling. I know all that I need to about these batteries. If you'll read the original post I was just looking for the best place to get the Odyssey. I sure got a lot of unsolicited advise though...

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