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Old 11th November 2008, 15:32   #1
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I have a 2006 Royal Enfiled, which is with Self start. I think now its time to replace the battery, as in the mornings it is not taking the selft. I had got it checked from a battery shop and he advised me to go for a new battery.

Can anyone tell me what power does a self start battery has like 12V - 5 Ah etc ?

Also need your recommendations on which brand to go for.

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I think you need more than 12v 9 ah .probably 12 v 16 AH

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I think you need more than 12v 9 ah .probably 12 v 16 AH
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It should be 12V 9A IMO.

Go for the good old Exide or you can also try the Amaron batteries (they cme with a 60 month warranty and are maintenance free)

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Hi All,

I have a 2006 Royal Enfiled, which is with Self start. I think now its time to replace the battery, as in the mornings it is not taking the selft. I had got it checked from a battery shop and he advised me to go for a new battery.

Can anyone tell me what power does a self start battery has like 12V - 5 Ah etc ?

Also need your recommendations on which brand to go for.

Thanks in advance.
mate you are lucky, AMARON has launched AMARON PROBIKE RIDER BATTERIES WITH UNMATCHED 5 YEARS WARRANTY FOR BIKES
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mate you are lucky, AMARON has launched AMARON PROBIKE RIDER BATTERIES WITH UNMATCHED 5 YEARS WARRANTY FOR BIKES
Thanks for the info.

Great news. Any know about the battery pricing for a bullet (with self start)?
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Thanks for the info.

Great news. Any know about the battery pricing for a bullet (with self start)?
SHOULD BE 1500/-
BUT THESE ARE SEALED MAINTAINENCE FREE VRLA BATTERIES. THEY ROCK
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SHOULD BE 1500/-
BUT THESE ARE SEALED MAINTAINENCE FREE VRLA BATTERIES. THEY ROCK
I checked the website, but they don't have battery for Bullet Self Start.
They do have it for kick start bullets but not for ES.
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I checked the website, but they don't have battery for Bullet Self Start.
They do have it for kick start bullets but not for ES.
GIMME TIME, SHALL CHECK THAT OUT FOR YOU
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exide works good. it cost me abt 1300. normally batteries die 1 cell at a time. so a 12v9ah battery first loses 1 or 2 cells. when you charge it, it never gets charged to the full 12v. which means you can actually use the lights and kick start the bike (you cant even kick start if you have a dead battery on electra 5S) but not use the electric start. there are host of options now i guess based on the posts above. i only had exide a few months ago.
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Dont go by the fact that whether they have mentioned if it can be used in a Electric start RE or not.
look for AH anything equal to and above 9AH would be good.
9AH amaron battery is available for around 1.5K


I would suggest try to look for 12V 14AH that comes with RE 500LB
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I would suggest try to look for 12V 14AH that comes with RE 500LB
As suggested by Akshay, what you need is a 12v 14Ah battery for your 'trick' start Bullet. Amaron doesn't have one in this spec. Go with Amco Yuasa/Tafe Green (the one i had on my Bullet, i still have it, it is pretty good).
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SHOULD BE 1500/-
BUT THESE ARE SEALED MAINTAINENCE FREE VRLA BATTERIES. THEY ROCK

Is Amaron doing the right thing by giving VRLA batteries for motorcycles ?

The properties of VRLA and the flooded lead acid batteries are totally different .

I would advise anyone against buying a VRLA battery for automotive purposes ,except for the electric bikes .( I know amaron might have tested , validated , but , I still have apprehensions about the product and would advise atleast waiting for a year until the battery has proven itself .

When the VRLA battery dries up due to over voltage ,temperature it has to be thrown off .

Also I head that the amaron batteries for motorcycles were bigger than the brackets and who ever had designed the battery had got the worng dimensions and they were introduced sometime back and were silently withdrawn off the shelfs .

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I got AMCO-YUASA one in my Electra 4S.recommends. and it is a perfect fit(already comes!).
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Buddy the Battrey for all Electric Start Bullets is 12V 14Ah and if u find it difficult to find it u can ask for a AutoRiackshaw battrey, they are the same ones which come on the Diesel Electric start Autos. Go for Exide Maintenence free ones they cost abt 1200-1400rs with 2yrs warrt.
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