PowerSonic Motorcycle Batteries

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I need to replace the battery on my BMW and was about to buy a 16CL-B from Walmart http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/10309509-everstart-battery-es16clb/6000016955307 I checked Amazon and found this http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BMUJ5...d=AMQ1Z843UINJG The $40 price cannot be beat and, since UPS Battery Center is a Toronto company, I am going to check on Monday to see if it can be picked up and thus avoid shipping fees. PowerSonic is a California based company http://www.power-sonic.com/ The battery seems Chinese made though. What was really surprising to me is that the battery is an AGM. I thought AGMs typically cost twice as much as flooded lead acids. Any opinions on PowerSonic batteries?
 
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I bought a motorcycle that had a PowerSonic battery in it, which had been installed by a Honda/Yamaha dealer (the receipt came with the bike). It was installed on 7/15/2011, and it started cranking slow a few days before it completely failed on 8/9/2012, when a cell shorted out. I was hoping that the battery would last a lot longer than that, but it didn't...
 

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Originally Posted By: Chris142
how much trouble is it to warranty it if it fails under warranty vs taking one back to wm or azone?
I plan on buying directly from the local dealer, UPS Battery Center and not through Amazon, so hopefully warranty return will not be an issue.
 
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wonder how these would work as a tractor battery. of course my tractor has room for a full size battery so I'll probably just get a AAP silver.
 
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Motorcycle batteries are overpriced. A lawn/garden tractor battery is bigger and has higher capacity and is usually about half the price of an equal quality motorcycle battery As far as value-for-money goes, nothing beats a size 31 truck battery. You get 80 to 100 amp-hr capacity for the same price as a 20 amp-hr motorcycle battery. If Rand's tractor can take a size 31 battery, then just get one from a truck parts dealer.
 
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I guess my point was this... at that price level, it'll probably be a cr.p-shoot. You may get a good one, you may not. The one that I got barely lasted a year. For example, I just got home from a 1700 mile trip on the motorcycle. I prefer my bike to start when I want it to. That's why I'm done with batteries from China.
 
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