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STEVE1959

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The battery has died in my '85 K100. I am open for suggestions for a replacement. I see the recommended Motobatt is over $200

    

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Steve get on to fleabay and onto a seller 3RD Gear he sells Motobatt at somewhere close to a reasonable price. He has none listed at the moment but may have some. Or get the Motobatt catalogue on line and there is a smaller one that fits and does the job well its about 20 amp/hr. I have one in the K75 and it works just fine, the big one the Ks have is overkill.
I have a 30ah Motobatt only because I run a CPAP machine from it when I am camping and it runs it for 3 nights and still starts the bike.


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Hi Rick, that would be the MB51814 which is listed for some of the early BMW twins? A quick look on the internet shows them to be around the $107 dollar mark which sounds better.

    

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@STEVE1959 wrote:Hi Rick, that would be the MB51814 which is listed for some of the early BMW twins? A quick look on the internet shows them to be around the $107 dollar mark which sounds better.

Yep MB51814 thats whats in the K75 and it starts just fine. Those will deliver just a tad more cranking amps than the OEM battery.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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Hi Rick, Third gear had them (the MB51814) listed at $122.00 on Ebay including delivery. They suit a few BMW including the new 1600. I rang my local dealer to see if he had one but he isn't selling them (Motobatt) anymore because of some trouble the distributors are having at the moment. So I have ordered it from Third gear. Thanks for the information, will let you know how well it spins the old girl over!! BATTERY RECOMMENDATION 112350

    

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Just looked. I have a 61212346800. Maintenance-free gel battery 19 Ah Exide branded by BMW. Installed in BMW motorcicles since 2003.

Not had a problem starting the bike and after the strip down it took some cranking to get it going again. Holds a charge really well also/


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Exide 53030, 30 Ah - 90 USD - 2 years warranty

    

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There are all sorts of exotic battery types around but simply get the highest Ah rating you can that will fit (usually about 30 Ah) and pop it in. I like Yuasa batteries they have always worked well for me. Don't forget when you get a dry charged battery and fill with acid give it the conditioning charge before you start the bike if you want the maximum life from it.
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I have very good experience with an Odyssey PC680.


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I have never tested a Odyssey battery, but as a member lot of different BMW forums....
I can report that it is a lot of satisfied users/owners around.

It`s the cranking power that should be especially good on these ones,
compared to others.......

But have also read that they don`t function that good in the cold, below 0oC.


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I've been using Odyssey batteries for a number of years now. No trouble in the cold. My coldest start 18 degrees F. after a night of camping. Which I personally think is too cold for motorbike riding. By the way my buddy's bike did not start!

    

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The Motobatt battery arrived today and I just installed it, no drama's fits straight in. Turns the old girl over pretty quick and she fired straight up, can't wait to get out for a ride! Very Happy The number if anyone is interested is Motobatt MB51814 22ah and 260cca, the cost delivered from Melbourne was $122.00aud. Thanks to everyone who responded to the post. BATTERY RECOMMENDATION 112350

    

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