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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Best Battery?

I need to replace the stock Polaris battery on my 2007 Polaris 500. What is the best replacement to buy while considering the unit has a Warn MT3000 winch?
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Yuasa batterys are good, and ive used them before and never had any problems with them. There are other batterys available but i have no experiance with them.

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In the case of ATVs I don't think any one is better than the others. Get a Yusa AGM or GEL battery, they typically have more deep cycle capability to help with your winching needs. More importantly, solid battery maintenance will go a long way to keeping your battery around for a long time. I have a dual Battery Tender on my 2 quads batteries at all times to keep them from sulfating. Wife's quad starts just like new every time after six years of use.

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AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery I think is the best.
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Thank you for the information I really appreciate it. With your help I can make a better informed purchase.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 04:26 AM
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I think most batteries a good as long as you do the maintenance on them,keep the terminals clean and if they are the type that require water keep the cells up to level, also charge it up right away if it happens to get run down.
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I agree with smoothbassman get a Battry Tender and whatever you buy should last for years.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 04:55 PM
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The guys are right. I've tried numerous batteries over the years, and the newer Yusa AGM batteries are probably the best. Using a good battery tender will make them last a long, long time.

Here's the IMPORTANT thing... DO NOT let the dealer or somebody at the place of purchase "prep and charge" the battery. Make them fill the battery in front of you... and then you take it home and let it sit for a few hours. Then, take a good 1 1/2 to 2 amp charger ( like a Shumacker 1.5 amp charger/maintainer), and let the charger do it's work. By letting the electrolyte be absorbed in the battery over a few hours time, and by letting the small amperage charger bring it up to full charge slowly, you'll get maximum life out of the battery (provided it is maintained properly).

Here is the perfect charger for the initial (or subsequent charges) and for maintaining the battery...

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 10:23 AM
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yeah the AGM battery is great!!!! i remember when my b.i.l. owned this 250 he never maintained anything and it wouild sit for months. then i would come over to ride it and it would also be flooded out from a bad float valve he should have it would crank alot until it finally started after sitting forever and i was amazed how fast it turned over after sitting so long.did i get the message across after all that double talkin????? Happy Holidays.

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