Replacement Battery recommendation

Vroopster

Total noob
Location
MA. USA
Hello. Just had My 1 year anniversary with my Himalayan. I’ve seen a number of threads on batteries, but I don’t see a definitive option for a replacement battery that isn’t a pain to install. anyone have a model number they can share That will fit easily in the battery compartment? Im leaning towards non-lithium due to what I’ve read about dangers of jumping a lithium battery. Also, I’m in the US.
Thank you.
 

RotorWrench

Well travelled
Location
USA
+1 On the Motobatt. It's the one I would have gone with on my Himalayan if I hadn't wanted to experiment with a lithium.

So far the lithium is doing great but I'm waiting to see how it does in cold weather. The coldest I've started it so far has been 32deg F a week ago and it did fine and no pre-excite procedure needed. I need single digits to determine if it will be a keeper. Until then I can't recommend one.

You can't go wrong with the Motobatt.
 
I've used the online "Chrome Battery" store for AGM for less than $70 both on Amazon and direct from the midwest somewhere and had outstanding results both on price and their 18 month 100% warranty. You can't find that anywhere, So I am sold on that company when one of mine failed at 17 months and they shipped out a new one right away and I send the old one back at a discounted price of $7 with their help. https://www.chromebattery.com/
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
Motobatt, Yuasa, Shorai. In my "neighborhood" of riders, those three are tied for first place.

Currently Motobatt and Shorai are in my bikes with a Yuasa lead calcium needing replacement due to age. Ok needing replacement because it's deader than door nail but it worked great for longer than my cheap ass cares to admit.
 

Robert

Well travelled
Location
Holland
Any lead acid battery that fits in the box is good for me. The bigger the better, I love to have enough oomph to crank the engine. I don't change batteries more than once every three years or so, or longer if I give them enough attention. What's half an hout to change a battery on three years of riding?
For the Hima it will cost something like € 40.
 

Vroopster

Total noob
Location
MA. USA
Ok. I purchase the Motobatt. Now I have a follow up question.
my original battery is still operable but does struggle a bit if not ridden for a while.
I do keep my bike on the road, and try to ride if I get a decent stretch of weather through the winter (southern New England).
my question is, do I keep the old battery chugging along and just keep the new one inside until spring? Or is that just me thinking too much?
thank you.
 

tom_d

Well travelled
Location
US
If I am reading correctly, you may have a 2021 US/Canada model. It still has the slight drain when off, so the power drain fix that can be DIY'd or purchased from Hitchcock's as a kit might be of interest.

I use a trickle changer and a long SAE extension cable for my bike kept outside, 2 years in with my Amazon special battery and all is good.
 
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