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2012 Yamaha FJR Gen II 35,000 miles.

I live in New York City and ride everyday year around in 15 degrees as long as bike starts.
Bike wouldn't start this morning. I park on the street and can't use a tender. I've never changed the battery.

I'm ready for a new battery asap.
Recommendations please?
I really don't care about cost or weight. I want reliable and asap.
 

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Best bet is stock Yausa. Although I bought one from the dealer in the spring it was another brand which they told me Yamaha now endorses as stock. Sorry can't remember the brand.
 

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You can't go wrong with a Yuasa battery!

It is flooded, but is maintenance free! And should work well in cold climates!
 

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2012 Yamaha FJR Gen II 35,000 miles.

I live in New York City and ride everyday year around in 15 degrees as long as bike starts.
Bike wouldn't start this morning. I park on the street and can't use a tender. I've never changed the battery.

I'm ready for a new battery asap.
Recommendations please?
I just went through deciding on an AGM battery (Yuasa) or Lithium. Both are good choices. I Went with the Yuasa because I already have the charger for it, and it is at a good price on Amazon now ($111 at this writing).
Which one, please?
I searched the Yuasa website. It recommended YT14B-BS. 6 in. x 2 3⁄4 in. x 5 3⁄4 in, which fits my bike.
The battery I'm seeing on Amazon $111 is 8 x 7 x 5.25 inches
 

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This is the model from the website: STG SKU: 2487-YUAM624B4

The generic Yuasa model number for our bike is: YT14B-BS
 
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Hmmm, YT14b has larger dimensions that the YTX14 but the X has a lower CCA but the dimensions seem right.
 
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HMM, maybe we Are the XT12B-BS model? Heck... I can't remember...

Need more coffee...
 

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It is a group 14 size..... YT14B-BS. YT is the aftermarket series.

IF you want the closest to OEM quality, you can order the GT14-B4 from OEM parts suppliers.... Partzilla link........ these are made by at the GS Yuasa plant overseas.

I would advise plugging in a battery tender if it's going to sit for a week, otherwise, longevity will likely suffer. Or go ride. Or disconnect the battery, which will avoid the parasitic drain of the bike's electronics.
 

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I prefer an AGM (Asorbed Glass Mat) which is not the oe battery but I’ve found them to be more durable generally, add-in that they are generally not vented so they don’t leak and theoretically can be mounted in any position and not leak. Still use the same “group” number & Yuasa does make these.
 

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Steve, the OE battery is indeed AGM (aka VRLA). When mounted on an angle, the preferred is Gel (e.g., on SuperTenere OEM is gel).
 
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2012 Yamaha FJR Gen II 35,000 miles. I live in New York City and ride everyday year around in 15 degrees as long as bike starts. Bike wouldn't start this morning. I park on the street and can't use a tender. I've never changed the battery. I'm ready for a new battery asap. Recommendations please? I really don't care about cost or weight. I want reliable and asap.
Yuasa all the way. Can’t go wrong.
 
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