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Old 7th July 2015, 09:23   #31
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kozhissery mate the explanation given by ArizonaJim is very detailed and describes the bubbling phenomenon in the battery. I can also see from the pictures that the battery carries a "Factory Charged" stamping on the cover as it did on my previous batteries albeit they were 12V 9amp batteries. If the dealer checks the brand new battery before selling it to you then it is a good practice and a proactive initiative from his side. But as mentioned by Jim it should be seen that the battery is not overcharged. The shop where I buy from is a very popular shop and the batteries move fast. I have always got a battery which was not older than a month or two. You've got a nice battery, also remember to store the warranty card safely. I had lost it once but as I have a good rapport with the dealer I managed to get a replacement. Ride safe
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As per the specification its 12v 14AH and the mechanic suggested to get some "Poweron" brand (internet search revealed this www.poweron.co.in/) which I'm not aware of. He said that this is specifically made for Thunderbird and its SMF (no acid per se). Its pricey compared to Exide (around Rs.500 more).
Any suggestions.
Though Kozhissery has got an Exide, just wanted to warn others that buying poweron could be a big risk, and defn not worth it.

I had to buy this to move my classic 500 from the road and bring it back home. But it never had the power for the starter motor, and starting was getting increasingly difficult. All this after paying a higher price than the exide. Their claim was it was a maintenance free, and hence the additional cost!!

Couple of month back, I got rid of it and got a new Exide 14ah.
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I'm due for a battery change on my Thunderbird 500, and was thinking to go 'maintenance free'. Any suggestions on which brand to use? I've heard Amaron has a 12V 14Ah battery in the market, is it a straight fit on the Thunderbird (2015 model)?
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I'm due for a battery change on my Thunderbird 500, and was thinking to go 'maintenance free'. Any suggestions on which brand to use? I've heard Amaron has a 12V 14Ah battery in the market, is it a straight fit on the Thunderbird (2015 model)?
The battery on my TB 500 also went kaput within a year of riding - because I let it stand for couple of weeks during heavy rains. Never had such issues in any other bike I've owned. And I asked several battery shops, they all said there are no MF batteries for TB 500. Just the lead-acid ones and that too from Exide.
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