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cerebusa

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ive been told that the stock battery is too small for the bike. guy at the bike store told me that i could go up to a 14 as apposed to the 12 in the bike? can i? has anyone done this before? again, help! i just had the start clutch replaced and they said the small battery helps to cause this problem. i don't mind modifying the battery case. most of the 14's i looked at will fit except they are too tall. that i can fix. need help if anyones does this. thankyou, mike
 

IG.

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Do you mean replacing 12 Volt battery with 14 Volt one? I don't think you can do that. Your entire electrical system will get screwed up. The only thing you could do is to replace with the battery of higher capacity/max current, but it still should be 12V.

Myabe your battery is bad, and you need a new one. The reasoning you are giving in the post doesn't make a lot of sense. What does it mean a stock battery is too small for the bike? Sounds like BS unless you clarify.

:sad:
 

TIMMYDUCK

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I would say no you do not need a larger battery.
A 14 is what would go in a older bike or 4 wheeler.
A bad, old or ill tended battery is more likely the problem.
It wouldn't affect your clutch any.
The startor maybe.
 

WarBaby

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YTZ14S Yuasa fits the stock battery box and has higher capacity (235 cranking amps) to help minimize starter clutch kick-back. It also helps to keep the starter button ENGAGED until you are SURE the engine has fired up.
 

dezzy7

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There are a couple people who are now saling a battery for the busa that is supposed to be better than stock. I'll see if i can find the magazine article and post it. 14 should work somewhat better than the 12, but the key is battery maintainence
 

NearDeath

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speaking of bigger batteries and such... Anyone do any alternator upgrades? One of the members here gave me some good ideas on the stereo system install for the Busa... I am going to install one similar here in the winter...

Cloud
 

cerebusa

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as you can see the 14 i am talking about is the # prefix.busa 12... the clutch is the starter clutch.thanks
 

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