cancunia wrote:I was thinking of getting one of these for my Z900 A4. Good price at Halfords and also Amazon. Looks like they need acid, but I've been told they're maintenance free?
I have to use a Yuasa YB10 LA 2 myself on my Kawa 900 this due to various frame modifications. Yuasa batteries are very good quality & they use Top quality Lead !, as oppose to old , contaminated re-cycled lead which many manufacturers choose to use internally= cheapskates ! What others here have written is accurate the 14 amp/hour is correct for a Z-900. A Yuasa YB10 is an 11 amp/hour- it will & doe's work ok ...but a 14amp/hour is much better & is correct. Also sealed & Gel filled as oppose to sulphuric 'liquid acid' is better too ( no leaks & reduces vibes to the lead internals ) best either way though to ensure what ever the new battery is ...it is sitting on Rubber or similar to prevent vibes shaking the shit out of it internally . Also when new..... I put 2 TEA spoons of Magnesium Sulphate ( better known as" Epsom Salts" ..& just 3 quid in your supermarket ) into each cell of the new battery when I filled it with Acid .....apparently it is supposed to prevent... or maybe reduce sulphating & extend the battery life 3 fold ??? my battery is still good & used regularly 7 years on ! I personally at the time... was a bit sceptical but that appears to be misplaced now ..... ( now I've done it !!!! that = the Kiss of Death aye ) Over N Out.