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Gel battery for 1150RT


Ralph

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My RT had a BMW gel battery in it when I bought it 1 1/2 years ago. Checked the previous owners records and it went in the bike in 2004. I keep it on a BMW battery charger/maintainer at regular intervals. All I can tell you about the battery is that it started the RT when the weather was 28, 34, & 36 degrees on a recent trip. Not many on this board like this battery, but like I said, it came with the bike. Others here seem to like Odessey and Panasonic batteries.

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Many forum members have recommended Odyssey or Panasonic replacements. Some have recommended another BMW gel. You can probably search the old threads in the archives. I have the original gel in my '04. It's 3 years old and is holding up just fine so far, but I will probably replace it with an Odyssey, probably because a BMW replacement gel will be more expensive and not necessarily be more effective (cost or performance). Just personal opinion/preference. wave.gif

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Thanks for the help. I wound up with the Exide battery ( bmw brand) and an air filter & they even let me install it in the shop. Loaned me the tools & made sure i installed it right. Actually they were harassing me for letting the old one run down. The warm shop & some snap on tools were nice. All for a measly pittance of 100.00 bucks. Thumbs up to our BMW/Ducati shop. thumbsup.gif

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