Big Crank Battery? Big Crank Battery? - Harley Davidson Forum
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Hangaround DazedAndStoned's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Big Crank Battery?

    gotta question for ya'll...... the old battery that came with my bike 2 years ago jus isnt doin its job no more.... id appreciate input with the big cranks.. looking at the etx15, etx16. 220 and 325 cca....

    Anyone with an FLH and the stock right side battery box use those???
    Proud owner of an '83 FLHS Shovelhead

  2. #2
    Prospect LivetoRide10's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Honestly, from my experience...... For a stock motor your shouldn't need any more than the regular big ass battery... So a good AGM or gel will suit you perfectly and definitely save you ca$h.

  3. #3
    Hangaround
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I'll second that. Lead-acid battery tech is over 150 years old now. Sure there's fancy lead alloys and special additives that slow the aging of the battery, but at the end of the day they're all pretty much the same. And two years down the road they are all getting a little tired. Spend what you need to get the cranking amps in a casing that fits your ride, and call'er good.

    lol I just saw this thread is 2 yrs old. Hope you got that battery changed, D&S, wherever you might be now. Posting this anyway because my point about the lead-acid batts is still true.

  4. #4
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I hear people talk of those additives meant to slow aging but my gut feeling has always told me that nothing changes much. I haven't had a battery change yet but this is definitely an eye opener.

  5. #5
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Manufacturers can add all they want to try to get a battery a longer life, but if they're not changing HOW a battery holds a charge, they're not really changing anything at all.

    Go big or go home.

  6. #6
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    I dislike battery changes; I did one and it was never the same. I kept on getting a different battery until I got one that suits me well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Register forum what's new