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Getting ready to replace the stock battery on my 08 Lt and wondered if there are any opinions about the alternatives:

Odyssey PC-680/PC-680M
WestCo 12V20P
Panasonic LC-x1220P

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I installed the WestCo battery from Beemer Boneyard about a month ago and so far so good.
gdroege said:
Getting ready to replace the stock battery on my 08 Lt and wondered if there are any opinions about the alternatives:

Odyssey PC-680/PC-680M
WestCo 12V20P
Panasonic LC-x1220P

Thanks!
 

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I hope this isnt hijacking the thread? Are you replacing a bad battery or just preventative? My 06 still has original battery and going strong. After leaving key on and recharging, I let it sit for 5 days, then it still had plenty. Tender showed green after 3 minutes.
 

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if you are buying a PC680 check manufacture date before taking home - there are old stock PC680 being sold - informed by my battery guy who stocks them all - my 2 year old battery 6 years old - date of manufacture tag
 

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johnbaker15 said:
There are no spec's listed for that battery, I would be concerned it isn't the correct one. Also the sides are orange maybe it's an old photo, the one other vendors list for sale has black sides. looks like this
The vendor I listed has a coupon that brings the price to $117.00, free shipping, sorry I left that out.

I ordered the exact same one about 3 months ago and it is working flawlessly.
 

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gdroege said:
Getting ready to replace the stock battery on my 08 Lt and wondered if there are any opinions about the alternatives
At least he did not ask about oil and/or tire preferences!

:corn:
 

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What kind of oil do you guys use in your battery? I prefer Pennzoil in my Vietnamese made battery. Just kidding. Yuasa makes a fine line of maintenance free batteries. I prefer the Odyssey or Yuasa. Over on the VTX site it's pretty common to see guys with six to eight years on their O.E. Yuasa.
 

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deanwoolsey said:
What kind of oil do you guys use in your battery? I prefer Pennzoil in my Vietnamese made battery. Just kidding. Yuasa makes a fine line of maintenance free batteries. I prefer the Odyssey or Yuasa. Over on the VTX site it's pretty common to see guys with six to eight years on their O.E. Yuasa.
I'm outta here...oh...I use Castrol 20w50
 

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jorgensen said:
Are you replacing a bad battery or just preventative? My 06 still has original battery and going strong. After leaving key on and recharging, I let it sit for 5 days, then it still had plenty. Tender showed green after 3 minutes.
Preventative. Getting ready for a 3m mile trip. Original equipment battery is always on BMW charger, but recently it takes a long time to go from blinking green to float (solid green). Guess that is the right term? Anyway, still starts great and no problems with the center stand, just don't want to be out in never-never land and have to pay the REALLY BIG BUCKS, or worse yet have to push start the beast loaded with wife and all the trimmings.

Thanks for the responses! :)
 

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Had a mail order UB12220 that lasted less than a year, kept on a tender charger. Left me with a 5 mile hike (grumble, grumble...).

Went to an Odyssey PC680
 

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gdroege said:
Preventative. Getting ready for a 3m mile trip. Original equipment battery is always on BMW charger, but recently it takes a long time to go from blinking green to float (solid green). Guess that is the right term? Anyway, still starts great and no problems with the center stand, just don't want to be out in never-never land and have to pay the REALLY BIG BUCKS, or worse yet have to push start the beast loaded with wife and all the trimmings.

Thanks for the responses! :)
A 3m mile trip? Do you mean 3K mile? Sounds like a great time!

BTW, I only use synthetic oil in my battery. Of course I waited 12,000 miles before I switched from dino to full synthetic in order to give the cells time to seat in properly. No sulfuric acid consumption to date that I am aware of.

Loren
 

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wa1200lt said:
A 3m mile trip? Do you mean 3K mile? Sounds like a great time!

BTW, I only use synthetic oil in my battery. Of course I waited 12,000 miles before I switched from dino to full synthetic in order to give the cells time to seat in properly. No sulfuric acid consumption to date that I am aware of.

Loren
Great suggestion! I'll check the oil in my battery and get back to you. Funny...
 
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