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Battery Cross Reference Chart for Powersports, ATVs, and Motorcycles

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There are a number of well-established battery brands that manufacture good and reliable Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries, such as Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power-Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc.

Batteries for Powersports, ATVs, and Motorcycles

Generally, powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries are designed as starting/cranking batteries and are not intended for cyclic applications. These batteries are usually lead-acid batteries, although some manufacturers also offer powerful but lightweight lithium batteries. There are several types of lead-acid batteries: wet/flooded (personally not recommended), absorbent glass mat (AGM), or gel-cells.

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Wet/flooded batteries are delivered with “dry” cells, which require users to fill them with sulphuric acid.

No matter what type of vehicle you have, opt for an AGM/Gel lead-acid battery and enjoy the ride – just stay safe.

Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries require special battery chargers when charged outside of the vehicle, but can also be charged using onboard battery chargers (a classic alternator or stator generator and a newer charging controller).

ATVs, motorcycles, powersports, etc. It is important to choose a battery of the same size or a similar size that fits your battery compartment, with the same battery terminal and orientation, and with the same or better discharge characteristics, since batteries differ in size and discharge characteristics.

There are many battery brands that offer excellent lead-acid and lithium batteries for practically any Powersports vehicle…

Comparison chart of the most popular motorcycle and powersports batteries

Listed below are some of the most popular battery brands that manufacture Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries.

 

Battery
Model
YTX9-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX12-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX14AH-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX14-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX20L-BS
10h Cap./CCA
Dimensions
L x W x H
(inch/mm)
5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125
150 x 87 x 105
5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125
150 x 88 x 130
5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625
134 x 89 x 166
5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146
6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
Chrome YTX9-BS
6/180
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270
Deka ETX-9
8/120
ETX-12
10/180
ETX-14 ETX20L
18/310
EverLast CTX9-BS
8/135
CTX12-BS
10/???
CTX14AHL-BS
12/190
CTX14-BS
12/190
CTX20L-BS
14/220
ExpertPower YTX9-BS
9/180
YTX12-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
14/220
YTX20L-BS
20/330
Mighty Max YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270
MotoBatt MBTX9U MBTX12U MBYZ16H MBTX20U
PowerStar YTX9-BS
8/???
YTX-12BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/???
YTX14-BS
12/205
YTX20L-BS
18/220
Power-Sonic PTX9-BS
8/120
PTX12-BS
10/180
PTX14AH-BS
12/200
PTX14-BS
12/200
PTX20L-BS
18/250
SigmasTek STX9-BS
8/120
STX12-BS
10/180
STX14AH-BS
14/???
STX14-BS
12/200
STX20L-BS
19/270
VMAX XCA120R9
9 (20h)/120
XCA160R12
12 (20h)/160
XCA200R14
14 (20h)/200
Weize YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/210
YTX14AH-BS
12/235
YTX14-BS
12/235
YTX20L-BS
18/200
Yuasa YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270

Odyssey is not among these brands – their Extreme Series batteries are listed later, and if they can fit your battery compartment, you should consider them.

Cross-reference chart for powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries

The cross-reference chart for Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries contains information on various “standard” size batteries. This includes their dimensions, voltage, and polarity.

We advise against using wet/flooded cell batteries and suggest opting for sealed AGM/Gel-cell batteries instead for simplicity. Please note that the chart does not include details like the position of acid/gases semi-sealed vents found on wet/flooded cells.

Do yourself a favor and choose a sealed battery if possible. Keep in mind that some manufacturers may provide capacity values without specifying the 10 or 20-hour period. However, for starting batteries, the difference in capacity between these time periods is usually minimal (around 5-10%) and not crucial for the end-user.

Additionally, due to varying sizes, some batteries may be larger than indicated on their label. Therefore, we recommend checking both the size of your battery compartment and the actual size of the battery before making a purchase.

Note: It may be easiest to find the exact battery size by pressing “CTRL+F” (browser-dependent) within your browser…

Battery
Model
Dimensions
L x W x H (inch/mm)
Chrome
Ah/CCA
Weize
Ah/CCA
Yuasa
Ah/CCA
12N24-3 7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.875
184 x 125 x 175
12N24-3
24/200
12N24-3A 7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.875
184 x 125 x 175
12N24-3A
24/200
12N5.5-3B 5.3125 x 2.375 x 5.125
135 x 60 x 130
12N5.5-3B
5.5/55
12N5.5-4A 5.3125 x 2.375 x 5.125
135 x 60 x 130
12N5.5-4A
5.5/55
12N5-3B 4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125
121 x 60 x 130
12N5-3B
5/35
12N5-4B 4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125
121 x 60 x 130
12N5-4B
5/39
12N7-3B 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875
135 x 76 x 132
12N7-3B
7/70
12N7-4A 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875
135 x 76 x 132
12N7-4A
7/70
12N7-4B 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875
135 x 76 x 132
12N7-4B
7/70
12N9-3A 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.5
135 x 76 x 139
12N9-3A
9/80
12N9-4B-1 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.5
135 x 76 x 139
YB12N9-4B-1
9/85
12N9-4B-1
9/85
51814 7.4375 x 3.25 x 6.75
186 x 82 x 171
51814
18 (20h)/100
51913 7.4375 x 3.25 x 6.75
186 x 82 x 171
51913
19 (20h)/100
53030 7.4375 x 5.125 x 6.75
186 x 130 x 171
53030
30 (20h)/180
6B8L-B 4.75 x 2.75 x 3.75
120 x 70 x 95
6YB8L-B
8/???
6N11-2D 5.875 x 2.6875 x 4.0625
150 x 69 x 103
6N11-2D
11/???
6N11A-1B 4.75 x 2.375 x 5.1875
121 x 60 x 131
6N11A-1B
11/???
6N2-2A 2.75 x 1.8125 x 3.75
70 x 46 x 95
6N2-2A
2/???
6N2-2A-4 2.75 x 1.8125 x 3.75
70 x 46 x 95
6N2-2A-4
2/???
6N4-2A 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.75
70 x 70 x 95
6N4-2A
4/???
6N4-2A-2 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.75
70 x 70 x 95
6N4-2A-2
4/???
6N4-2A-4 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.75
70 x 70 x 95
6N4-2A-4
4/???
6N4-2A-5 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.75
70 x 70 x 95
6N4-2A-5
4/???
6N4B-2A 4.0 x 1.875 x 3.75
102 x 70 x 95
6N4B-2A
4/???
6N4B-2A-3 4.0 x 1.875 x 3.75
102 x 70 x 95
6N4B-2A-3
4/???
6N6-1D-2 3.875 x 2.25 x 4.25
99 x 57 x 108
6N6-1D-2
6/???
6N6-3B-1 3.875 x 2.25 x 4.375
99 x 57 x 111
6N6-3B-1
6/???
B10A-A2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.125
135 x 90 x 155
YB10A-A2 YB10A-A2
11/120
B10L-A2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875
135 x 90 x 145
YB10L-A2 YB10L-A2
11/120
B10L-B 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875
135 x 90 x 145
YB10L-B
11/120
B10L-B2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875
135 x 90 x 145
YB10L-B2
11/120
B12A-A 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25
134 x 80 x 159
YB12A-A
12/165
YB12A-A
12/150
B12A-B 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25
134 x 80 x 159
YB12A-B YB12A-B
12/150
B12AL-A 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25
134 x 80 x 159
YB12AL-A
12/150
B12AL-A2 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25
134 x 80 x 159
YB12AL-A2
12/150
B12B-B2 6.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.1875
160 x 90 x 131
YB12B-B2
11/140
B12C-A 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.875
134 x 80 x 174
YB12C-A
12/150
B14-A2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
135 x 90 x 167
YB14A-A2
12/210
YB14-A2
14/175
B14A-A1 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.75
135 x 90 x 172
YB14A-A1
14/175
B14A-A2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.75
135 x 90 x 172
YB14A-A2
12/210
YB14A-A2
14/175
B14-B2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
135 x 90 x 167
YB14-B2
14/175
B14L-A1 5.25 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
133 x 90 x 167
YB14L-A1
14/175
B14L-A2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
135 x 90 x 167
YB14L-A2
14/190
YB14L-A2
14/175
B14L-B2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
135 x 90 x 167
YB14L-B2
14/175
B16A-AB 5.875 x 3.5625 x 7.0625
150 x 90 x 181
HYB16A-AB
16/190
B16AL-A2 8.0625 x 2.75 x 6.5625
205 x 70 x 166
YB16AL-A2
16/210
B16-B 6.875 x 3.875 x 6.125
175 x 99 x 156
YB16-B
19/250
YB16-B
19/215
B16B-A 6.3125 x 3.5 x 6.375
160 x 89 x 162
YB16B-A
16/207
B16B-A1 6.3125 x 3.5 x 6.375
160 x 89 x 162
YB16B-A1
16/207
B16C-B 6.875 x 3.875 x 6.875
175 x 99 x 175
YB16C-B
19/240
B16CL-B 6.875 x 3.875 x 6.875
175 x 99 x 175
YB16CL-B
19/240
YB16CL-B
19/240
B16HL-A-LM 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375
205 x 90 x 162
B16L-B 6.875 x 3.875 x 6.125
175 x 99 x 156
YB16L-B
19/215
B18-A 7.125 x 3.5625 x 6.3125
181 x 90 x 160
YB18-A
18/215
B18L-A 7.125 x 3.5625 x 6.3125
181 x 90 x 160
YB18L-A
18/215
B2.5L-C-1 3.125 x 2.75 x 4.125
80 x 70 x 105
YB2.5L-C-1
2.5/15
B30CL-B 6.625 x 5.1875 x 7.5625
168 x 132 x 192
YB30CL-B
30/300
B30L-B 6.625 x 5.1875 x 6.9375
168 x 132 x 176
YB30L-B
30/300
B38-6A 4.6875 x 3.25 x 6.9375
119 x 83 x 161
B38-6A
13/???
B39-6 4.9375 x 1.875 x 4.9375
126 x 48 x 126
B39-6
7/???
B3L-A 3.9375 x 2.25 x 4.9375
100 x 57 x 110
YB3L-A
3/30
B3L-B 3.9375 x 2.25 x 4.9375
100 x 57 x 110
YB3L-B
3/30
B49-6 3.5625 x 3.25 x 6.9375
90 x 83 x 161
B49-6
8/???
B4L-A 4.75 x 2.8125 x 3.625
121 x 71 x 92
YB4L-A
4/45
B4L-B 4.75 x 2.8125 x 3.625
121 x 71 x 92
YB4L-B
4/45
B50-N18A-A 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.9375
205 x 90 x 176
Y50-N18A-A
20/240
B50-N18L-A 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375
205 x 90 x 162
Y50N18L-A
20/240
B50-N18L-A3 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375
205 x 90 x 162
Y50-N18L-A3
21/260
Y50-N18L-A3
20/240
B50N-18L-LM 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375
205 x 90 x 162
B5L-B 4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125
121 x 60 x 130
YB5L-B
5/65
YB5L-B
5/60
B60-N24-A 7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875
184 x 125 x 170
Y60-N24-A
28/241
B60-N24AL-B 7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875
184 x 125 x 170
B60-N24L-A 7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875
184 x 125 x 170
Y60-N24L-A
28/241
B7-A 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875
135 x 76 x 132
YB7-A
8/105
B7B-B 5.875 x 2.375 x 5.125
150 x 60 x 130
YB7B-B
7/80
B7C-A 5.25 x 3.625 x 4.5625
133 x 92 x 116
YB7C-A
7/75
B7L-B 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875
135 x 76 x 132
YB7L-B
8/75
B9A-A 5.3125 x 3.0 x 6.125
135 x 76 x 155
YB9A-A
9/115
B9-B 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375
135 x 76 x 138
YB9-BS
9/85
YB9-B
9/115
B9L-A2 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375
135 x 76 x 138
YB9L-A2
9/100
B9L-B 5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375
135 x 76 x 138
YB9L-B
9/115
BT12A-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125
150 x 87 x 105
YT12A-BS
10/175
BT12B-4 6.0 x 2.75 x 5.125
150 x 69 x 130
BT14B-4 5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146
BT19BL-BS 7.3125 x 3.1875 x 6.6875
185 x 81 x 170
YT19BL-BS
17.7/170
BT4B-5 4.4375 x 1.5 x 3.375
113 x 38 x 86
BT7B-4 6.0 x 2.5625 x 3.6875
150 x 65 x 93
BT7B-BS 5.875 x 2.5625 x 3.6875
150 x 65 x 93
YT7B-BS
6.5/85
YT7B-BS
6.5/120
YT7B-BS
6.5/110
BT9B-4 5.875 x 2.6875 x 4.125
150 x 69 x 105
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BTR9-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125
150 x 87 x 105
BTX12-BS 5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125
150 x 88 x 130
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX12-BS
10/210
YTX12-BS
10/180
BTX14 5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146
BTX14AH-BS 5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625
134 x 89 x 166
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14AH-BS
12/235
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
BTX14AHL-BS 5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625
134 x 89 x 166
YTX14AHL-BS
12/210
YTX14AHL-BS
12/210
BTX14-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX14-BS
12/235
YTX14-BS
12/200
BTX14L-BS 6.0 x 3.4375 x 5.75
153 x 87 x 146
YTX14L-BS
12/200
YTX14L-BS
12/200
BTX15L 6.875 x 3.4375 x 5.125
175 x 87 x 130
YTX15L
13/230
BTX15L-BS 6.875 x 3.4375 x 5.125
175 x 87 x 130
YTX15L-BS
13/230
BTX16-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 6.9375
150 x 88 x 161
YTX16-BS
14/230
YTX16-BS
14/200
YTX16-BS
14/230
BTX16-BS-1 5.875 x 3.4375 x 6.9375
150 x 88 x 161
YTX16-BS-1
14/200
YTX16-BS-1
14/230
BTX20-BS 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
YTX20-BS
18/270
YTX20-BS
18/270
BTX20CH-BS 6.0 x 3.4375 x 6.375
153 x 87 x 161
YTX20CH-BS
18/270
YTX20CH-BS
18/270
BTX20H-BS 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
YTX20H-BS
18/310
YTX20H-BS
18/310
BTX20HL-BS 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
YTX20HL-BS
18/310
YTX20HL-BS
18/310
YTX20HL-BS
18/310
BTX20L 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
YTX20L
BTX20L-BS 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
YTX20L-BS
18/270
YTX20L-BS
18/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270
BTX24HL 8.0625 x 3.4375 x 6.375
205 x 87 x 162
YTX24HL
BTX24HL-BS 8.0625 x 3.4375 x 6.375
205 x 87 x 162
YTX24HL-BS
21/300
YTX24HL-BS
21/350
BTX30L 6.5625 x 4.9375 x 6.875
166 x 126 x 175
YIX30L
BTX30L-BS 6.5625 x 4.9375 x 6.875
166 x 126 x 175
YTX30L-BS
30/360
YTX30L-BS
30/385
YIX30L-BS
30/385
BTX4L-BS 4.4375 x 2.75 x 3.375
113 x 70 x 86
YTX4L-BS
3/50
YTX4L-BS
3/50
YTX4L-BS
3/50
BTX5L-BS 4.4375 x 2.75 x 4.125
113 x 70 x 105
YTX5L-BS
4/70
YTX5L-BS
4/80
YTX5L-BS
4/80
BTX7A-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 3.5625
150 x 87 x 90
YTX7A-BS
6/90
YTX7A-BS
6/105
YTX7A-BS
6/105
BTX7L-BS 4.4375 x 2.75 x 5.0625
113 x 70 x 129
YTX7L-BS
6/85
YTX7L-BS
6/???
YTX7L-BS
6/100
BTX9-BS 5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125
150 x 87 x 105
YTX9-BS
8/120
YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX9-BS
8/135
BTZ10S 5.875 x 3.4375 x 3.6875
150 x 87 x 93
YTZ10S-BS
8.6/190
YTZ10S-BS
8.5/190
YTZ10S
8.6/190
BTZ12S 5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.3125
150 x 87 x 110
YTZ12S
11/210
BTZ14S 5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.3125
150 x 87 x 110
YTZ14S
11.2/200
YTZ14S
11.2/230
BTZ16H 5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146
GYZ16H
16/240
BTZ20L 6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155
GYZ20L
20/250
BTZ5S 4.4375 x 2.75 x 3.375
113 x 70 x 85
YTZ5S
3.5/65
BTZ7S 4.4375 x 2.75 x 4.125
113 x 70 x 105
YTZ7S
6/???
YTZ7S-BS
6/???
YTZ7S
6/130
BTZ8V 4.4375 x 2.75 x 5.125
113 x 70 x 130
YTZ8V
7/130
H-12 7.875 x 5.0625 x 6.375
200 x 129 x 162
SB12A-A 5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25
134 x 80 x 159
YB12A-A
12/165
YB12A-A
12/150
SB14L-B2 5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625
135 x 90 x 167
YB14L-A2
14/190
YB14L-B2
14/175
SB50N-18L-AT 8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375
205 x 90 x 162
YIX50L-BS
22/360

There are also other quality brands on the market, so if you find a battery that suits your needs at an affordable price and with a good warranty from another brand, don’t hesitate to buy it. Some of the most popular brands include Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, among others (alphabetic order).

Chart of Odyssey Extreme Series Batteries

Several Odyssey Extreme Series batteries can be used as excellent powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries. Though these batteries are not built to exact standards, they are very durable batteries if they fit your battery compartment and battery cables.

Model Voltage
PHCA
(5 sec.)
CCA* Nominal Capacity
Ah (10h)
Dimensions
L x W x H (inch/mm)
Weight
lbs/kg
Amazon Link
PC310 12 310 100 7 5.43 x 3.90 x 3.98
138.0 x 99.0 x 101.0
5.9/2.7 Odyssey PC310 Battery
PC370 12 425 200 14 7.9 x 3.0 x 5.5
200.0 x 77.0 x 140.0
12.5/5.7 Odyssey PC370 Battery
PC535 12 535 200 13 6.70 x 3.90 x 6.24
170.2 x 99.1 x 158.5
12.0/5.4 Odyssey PC535 Battery
PC545 12 460 150 12 7.01 x 3.38 x 5.16
178.1 x 85.9 x 131.1
11.4/5.2 Odyssey PC545 Battery
PC625 12 540 220 17 6.70 x 3.90 x 6.95
170.2 x 99.1 x 176.5
13.2/6.0 Odyssey PC625 Battery
PC680 12 520 170 16 7.27 x 3.11 x 7.55
184.7 x 79.0 x 191.8
15.4/7.0 Odyssey PC680 Battery
PC925 12 900 330 27 6.64 x 7.05 x 5.83
168.7 x 179.1 x 148.1
23.8/10.8 Odyssey PC925 Battery
PC950 12 950 400 32 9.8 x 3.8 x 6.1
250.0 x 97.0 x 156.0
20.0/9.0 Odyssey PC950 Battery
PC1200 12 1200 540 40 7.87 x 6.66 x 7.60
199.9 x 169.2 x 193.0
38.2/17.4 Odyssey PC1200 Battery

 

Odyssey batteries are premium automotive, marine, and industrial batteries. As such, their performances are excellent, and so are their prices.

Why do lead-acid batteries in powersports, ATVs, and motorcycles die?

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Many people wonder what is actually killing their Powersports batteries and how they can prevent it.

Powersports batteries die mainly because of excessive vibrations and mechanical impacts during use. Thus, any Powersports battery must be mechanically robust and vibration resilient.

Another reason why wet/flooded cell batteries die is the lack of acid – from time to time, it is required that the users check the level of acid in the cells and add distilled water according to the instructions.

Also, older motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and similar vehicles feature alternators without charging electronics – commonly, they have only four rectifying diodes connected in a so-called Graetz-bridge (diode-bridge), with few capacitors to prevent radio interferences. Such units actually depend on lead-acid batteries to smooth out voltage spikes.

And if those voltage spikes are too high and too frequent, they can ruin the battery rather quickly.

High temperatures can also shorten the lifespan of the lead-acid battery – if possible, during the summer heat, when your vehicle is not in use, keep it in the shade or preferably in an air-conditioned area.

Parasite drains of the onboard electronics (radio, GPS, alarm, etc.) can quickly discharge Powersports batteries since they feature capacity commonly in the 8-20Ah range.

Obviously, there are many other reasons why would onboard battery dies, but these are the most common ones. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some of the most popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the motorcycle, ATV, and Powersports batteries and the starting/cranking batteries in general.

How do I know what size my motorcycle battery is?

Check the labels on the battery since the battery size is written on every battery.

If such information can’t be found, measure the battery accurately, verify battery terminal orientation, write down capacity (Ah) and Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), and then check the motorcycle batteries list on this page and look for the best possible match.

Are there different sizes of motorcycle batteries?

Yes, there are numerous sizes of motorcycle batteries, differing in Length (L), Width (W), and Height (H). Also, batteries differ in capacity (Ah), Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), weight (pounds/kilograms), battery terminals type and orientation, hold down type (if any), chemistry, etc.

What do motorcycle battery numbers mean?

Numbers like YTX4L-BS, YTZ5S, and similar describe the battery size and type, Capacity is given by the letters “Ah,” “V” is for volts, “CCA” is Cold Cranking Amps, “CA” are Cranking Amps, “MCA” is Marine Cranking Amps, etc.

Does it matter what battery I put in my motorcycle? Are all motorcycle batteries the same?

Of course, it does – batteries come in various sizes, capacities, cranking abilities, sizes, and similar.

Can you use any 12V battery on a motorcycle?

No, a motorcycle battery is a 12V cranking/starting battery that must fit the battery compartment and must be compatible with the motorcycle’s electrical system.

How to charge a motorcycle battery?

While the motorcycle battery is in use, it is kept charged by the motorcycle’s charging system.

However, when the motorcycle is not in use or the battery is removed from the bike, the battery should be charged using a battery charger compatible with the battery chemistry and featuring a charging current of 0.1-0.15C for lead-acid batteries and 0.2-0.3C for lithium batteries.

Also, it is recommended to use an intelligent battery charger that automatically switches from battery charging to battery maintaining mode.

How much does a motorcycle battery cost?

Motorcycle batteries are relatively small batteries, making lead-acid models rather cheap.

Lithium motorcycle batteries cost much more (usually 4-8x more than the comparable lead-acid battery), but they also lead to some weight savings and better cranking at moderate temperatures.

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Where can I buy a motorcycle battery?

Motorcycle batteries are used not only for motorcycles but also for other vehicles, power generators, boats, and similar.

Thus, they are available in auto parts shops, workshops, dealerships, online stores, hardware stores, etc.

If You are not in a rush, ordering a battery from online shops, combined with fast delivery, is perhaps the easiest way of purchasing a new battery.

What are the best motorcycle battery brands?

Many battery brands offer good batteries at acceptable prices – some of these brands are Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power-Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc.

When looking for a new battery, go for the model with many good reviews – such batteries have already been tested by numerous users in real-life situations. If they were good for them, they will most probably be good for You too.

Conclusion

In order to prolong the operating life of your battery, it is good practice to get a smart AGM battery charger and recharge your lead-acid battery once or twice per year, even if the battery is almost fully charged.

Why? Well, before starting with the charging process, smart AGM battery chargers test the battery and charge it according to the battery condition. Also, smart AGM battery chargers are able to equalize the battery cells, stop and even reverse plate sulphation, and sometimes they can even recondition an almost dead battery.

When picking up new Powersports, ATVs, or motorcycle battery, be sure to check the exact type, model, size, terminal orientation, capacity, and CCA of your old battery, and choose a sealed AGM/Gel-cell battery that can fit your battery compartment and that offers the same or even better electrical and mechanical features

 

 

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