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Recharging Your Inner Battery
February 4, 2014
This past weekend marks the 2nd anniversary of my grandfather’s passing. I was unable to make it back for the funeral as I was on the other side of the continent and there was a snowstorm blowing over the region. Interestingly enough the storms were blowing again this weekend as my thoughts drifted to the scorn of death.
For many, death is viewed as the end of the line. It is just the inevitable facet of the circle of life. Dust to dust…so they say. Others believe your soul lives on and how you choose to live now determines how it [your soul] will live for eternity. The two views are in stark contrast with each other and have generated heated debate over the centuries. Continue reading
MBTX20U MotoBatt Battery Featured in Wing World Magazine
October 7, 2013
Buy MotoBatt Batteries for your Gold Wing!
The Motobatt MBTX20U has been featured in the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) magazine, Wing World. The feature article titled, Wired Up, lists some 'must have' and useful electrical devices and accessories for all Gold Wing motorcycle owners. But when it was all said and done, the editors listed the MotoBatt MBTX20U (actually the MBTX20UHD which is the black version of the standard yellow colored MBTX20U battery) as a "complete...solid battery, [that] is the heart of your Gold Wing's electrical system." They went on to compliment the brand saying, "It has more than enough power to get the job done" when speaking of the batteries 310 cold cranking amps (CCA) and 21 amp hour capacity (AH).
There is More Than Just The MBTX20UHD
We agree, MotoBatt should be at the center of every bikes electrical system, not just the Honda Gold Wing! Their attention to squeezing high CCA and and high AH capacity into every battery is key to their success. The 2 year free replacement warranty is tops in the industry. The next time you are in the market for a new motorcycle battery, consider the MotoBatt brand and enjoy discounted prices from ImpactBattery.com.
If you are a GWRRA member, follow this link to www.impactbattery.com/gwrra to create an account prior to purchasing. You will receive small site wide discounts, and incredible discounts on MotoBatt Gold Wing batteries that cannot be advertised. We also feature FREE shipping on orders over $50 and if you use the Face Book share button during checkout you will be given an instant coupon code to save an additional 5% on your order. Special bonus: If 10% of GWRRA members purchase by July 4th 2013 Impact Battery will give 10% of the gross proceeds to Ride for Kids!
The MB51814 BMW Battery Saga
September 18, 2013
Long Story Made Short
BMW motorcycle enthusiasts that desire the best for their bike understandably purchased the MotoBatt MB51814 sealed AGM Quadflex battery. Over the past couple seasons, however, they were often left frustrated and discouraged. You see MotoBatt made an error in sizing the MB51814 which replaces the Yuasa 51913 and 51814 conventional batteries. BMW owners that had ABS and required the 51913 battery discovered that the MB51814 was a hair to wide and a smidgen to long. Those that originally required the 51814 conventional batteries (generally the bikes without ABS) seemed to have no issues. Under closer inspection it was determined the OEM 51913 had a slight taper to it making the bottom narrower. MotoBatt did not catch this distinction when they first went into production.
The Long Way Round
It took Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars and Charley Boorman who appeared in The Serpent’s Kiss and Hope & Glory, 4 months to travel 19,000 miles on their 2004 BMW R1150GS during the filming of Long Way Round. They showed patience and perseverance as the challenges and hardships stacked up in front of them. In the same way, it took MotoBatt a while to compile the data and redesign the internals of the battery, but they finally did so in late in 2012 and its new case is perfect. To date we have had zero calls regarding fitment issues with these new slimmer batteries. Patience and perseverance was essential. BTW: the BMW R1150GS uses the MB51814 replacement battery.
The New & Improved MB51814 BMW Replacement Battery
Look at the side-by-side comparison below to see the OEM specs and the new measurements for the MB51814. MotoBatt accounted for the taper and made the battery slimmer. Also note the 15% increase in amp hour (Ah) which is very important for BMW riders with all the electronic equipment on board. The cold cranking amps (CCA) also increased by 15% to 120% depending on which numbers were used for calculation. Typically if you increase Ah you need to decrease CCA and to increase CCA you need to decrease Ah. As you can see, the advanced AGM MotoBatt MB51814 has managed to increase both numbers. The QuadFlex terminal design is brilliant as it allows for a second set of terminals to attach all your accessories without overloading the primary set. This greatly reduces accidental discharging of batteries from loose connections.
- 7.32 x 3.23 x 6.73 (186 x 82 x 171)
- 19 Ah
- 100 or 190 CCA (we have found mixed info from the OEM)
- 7.20 x 3.15 x 6.69 (183 x 80 x 170)
- 22 Ah
- 220 CCA (use to be 260 CCA)
Another Win for PulseTech and The XC100-P Xtreme Charger
August 17, 2013
As many of you know, we like to share stories regarding how products we have suggested and sell, IMPACT our customers day-to-day living. Today's story comes from a farmer in Marion, IN who, no less than a week ago, purchased the PulseTech XC100-P. This is a 12 volt 2.5 amp Xtreme Pulse Charger.
Frank's XC100-P Experience
As with many do-it-your-selfers, Frank has been around the block a few times and knows a thing or two about batteries...and cars, tractors, corn, futures, growing degree days, etc. He had heard about Chris's story involving his dying BobCat batteries and how the XC100-P changed everything. Understandably, Frank wanted to know if these "desulfanators" would work in his situation. And knowing their excellent track record, I of course, quickly replied "I have no doubt."
Frank, like many mid-west farmers, collects and restores old John Deere tractors and has a modern army of tractors and farm equipment. Of course not every tractor can be used every day or even regularly for that matter. Which, luckily for us, creates the foundation for our story. Continue reading(2 Comments)
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