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Old 02-07-2010, 07:09 PM
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Gel battery vs. Lead acid??

This winter has proven to be more than my stock battery in my 04 sportsman 600 could handle. So ive been looking into getting a new one. Ive been told by some to get a gel battery and a acid battery by others. So i'm not sure which way to go. The gel battery is about 80.00 more than the lead acid. But is it worth it??? And whats the big difference besides the gel can be upside down with out leaking... I'm not planning on being upside down. Lol
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:16 PM
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IMO, that is really the only big advantage, is the gel battery can be upside down, laid on its side, ect. it might, and thats a big might, offer a little better protection to battery abuse, but if you are still running the same lead acid battery for 6 years, you freakin rock man, and probably do not need a battery that holds up to owner abuse any better. save the $80 to take your girl out to dinner, thats my $.02
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:40 PM
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What keeps mine alive is i plug it into a trickle charger after every ride. Thanks for the advice, thats kinda what i thought but i thought id still ask.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:00 PM
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trickle charger will do it. not uncommon when maintained right to see 6 years out of them. one other thought i had was when it comes to brands, you get what you pay for. i would spring the little extra and get a yuasa again. they are the more expensive battery, but just hold up better. and they come with a 6 month warranty!
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:36 PM
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im going trough my dealer and he said he could get me a battery with a two year warranty!! not sure the brand? about 130.00
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:49 PM
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damn, two year warranty is good. $130.00 is on the upper end of the price range so it must be pretty good. just keep your reciept somewhere close by!
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:01 PM
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my battery shot $-it on Fri, so icalled him he said he had one for me. he asked if i wanted gel or lead acid, hence the quest. for this post. i called him this morning after waiting for a second opinion from this forum and told him lead acid. when i got there he failed to actually lay eyes on it when he told me he had it , in which he didn't. so for my inconvenience of having to come back he went ahead and ordered me a gel FOR THE SAME PRICE!! i thought that was pretty cool. a gel battery for the price of a lead acid plus a two year warranty! hay blueline15 while i got your attn. i bought a used 60" warn plow this past week and it came with a warn actuator to lift it up and down but, no switch or relays. she had taken the plow off the 4 wheeler and sold the 4 wheeler with the switch so i cant figure out how to test it to see if it even works. if i could test it id buy the relays and acc. to make it work.heres a link to the owners manual. check it out if you have time, or anyone who could help!!http://www.montanajacks.com/instructions/67651c1_rs.pdf
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:15 PM
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have you tried calling warn to see what the cost of the wiring and switch are?

1-800-910-1122

68167 Motor Motor only, no additional hardware
68135 Replacement Wire Rope
68194 Relay Wiring System
69660 Switch Wiring System 69659, 64255, and 21842
66510 Relay Quantity of 1
68191 Cable Termination Strap 67620 and 39172
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:20 PM
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no. i kinda wanted to try to test it to see if it worked before i put any money in it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:26 PM
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you should be able to just rig up some wire extensions that you can make contact with the terminals inside the connection coming off of the actuator straight to the battery terminal. polarity shouldnt matter as it should just cause it to spin one way or the other, at least that is what i am assuming the solenoid does anyway.
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