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Old 04-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought the MotoMaster Eliminator Powersport Battery (14AHL-BS) for their KLR at Canadian Tire?

They are approximately $95.00, and a number of stores in the Toronto area have them in stock.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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Spend a few more pennies and get an Odyses 545.....it will be the last battery you'll buy for the KLR....Mine has lasted 5 years now and I've accidentally flattened it 4 times without issue. If it were to go bad, I'd buy another tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Or spend a little less and buy this.

https://www.saskbattery.com/ecommerce_039.htm


I have three of these right now and would buy another in a heartbeat. Excellent service form Sask BAttery too.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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I thought they were on sale for 49 bucks this week
I went to a independent battery place called Polar batteries in vancouver picked up
a good one for around 90 bucks and they stand behind them
Canadian tire is good for some stuff Like the stuff you use once
It was a sealed unit and better quality than stock this time the bolts were long enough to put clips on for external power toys solid unit
the more high teck lit. batteries are nice and give you a fuzzy feeling but not worth the price and weight saving are about the same as you would save taking a dingle
the guy at polar is a friend yes only because i bought over 2 tons of batteries from him for a boat and he knows his stuff
Just go to a battery guy in your area that know's his stuff
my stock battery was 3 years old and there seemed like there was no problem with it but with stock battery you will find they usually are cheaply made and better to replace before they let you down
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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When my battery went, I bought an ETX15L from the local NAPA store (line code NAB, part number ETX15L). It was a bit pricey, but it was an AGM drop-in replacement for the stock battery. I used it without issue for 3 seasons with no issues before I traded the KLR in on the Versys.

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Or spend a little less and buy this.

https://www.saskbattery.com/ecommerce_039.htm


I have three of these right now and would buy another in a heartbeat. Excellent service form Sask BAttery too.
Thanks for the recommendation.

Good prices and quick delivery.

The Adventure Power AGM battery (UTX14AH) is marginally taller than the old Yuasa so I couldn't slide the battery cover over the top. Hopefully the battery holder prevents the battery from escaping.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendation.

Good prices and quick delivery.

The Adventure Power AGM battery (UTX14AH) is marginally taller than the old Yuasa so I couldn't slide the battery cover over the top. Hopefully the battery holder prevents the battery from escaping.
I took a file and feathered the edges of the battery cover and it slid right in.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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I purchased my replacement battery at Napa, ETX15L, made by Deka. It's been a year with no problems.
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