Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Province of Ontario, Canada
Parts Unlimited (not sure if they are sold in US) make a equivalent if not better quality battery for about 2/3 the price of the Yuaso. It also have a higher CCA (cold cracking amps rating) of 210 vs 180 and is 12AH vs 10AH (amp per hour). I would not purchase a battery with a lower CCA and AH rating than the Yuasa model. AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries are slightly more expensive than the basic lead acid type but are sealed and more resistant to vibration and tip overs. They may also last longer. I would definitely go with an AGM battery in a motorcycle.
Yuasa Model for the Versys
YTX12-BS - 180CCA - 10Ah
Parts Unlimited Model for the Versys 650
YTX14AHL-BS - 210CCA - 12Ah
Is it possible the Chrome battery you purchased does not have a high enough CCA rating to power the Versys starter?
Last edited by twowheels; 05-16-2017 at 06:45 PM.