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    Battery for 2015 R1200RT

    The BMW battery (Exide) is very expensive and a tight fit. I cannot find a listing of its dimensions.

    What other battery(ies) can fit into that space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    The BMW battery (Exide) is very expensive and a tight fit.

    What other battery(ies) can fit into that space?

    Dean, I got Yuasa YTX20CH-BS it's also tight but at a much better price point and a better battery CCA

    Jay

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    Yuasa from Rocky Mountain motorsports $99 delievered, great price

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    In my opinion, do not fail to use a lithium battery. I have had several. They work great an save several pounds.
    Turn on, tune in and ride off

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    I just replaced mine with this one: GYZ16H
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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    I just replaced mine with this one: GYZ16H
    Thatís the one I got from Rocky Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamo View Post
    In my opinion, do not fail to use a lithium battery. I have had several. They work great an save several pounds.
    What is the manurfacturer and model number?
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    R1200RT, R1250RT, 1967 R60/2 x 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    What is the manurfacturer and model number?
    I've used Shorei, but there are several. The retailer would have the specific bike part number. I cannot wait to put one in my Wethead.
    Turn on, tune in and ride off

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    Another Option

    Hi,
    Not my post but the one I'm planning on buying when mine goes.

    "I recently purchased and installed this battery from batterymart.com. It is nearly identical to the OEM in my 2014 R1200RT. Battery terminals are the same and in the same place. Dimensions are the same. I think that this is a very good replacement for the original. AGM technology and 2 more AH than the stocker. $89.95 delivered to my door! They list it as YTX20CH-BS AGM http://www.batterymart.com/SEARCH.html?q=ytx20ch-bs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamo View Post
    In my opinion, do not fail to use a lithium battery. I have had several. They work great an save several pounds.
    Always amazed at this comment. Have you ever seen a Lithium battery fire? Do you want to trust that will never happen directly under you seat or gas tank?
    Gator

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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Always amazed at this comment. Have you ever seen a Lithium battery fire? Do you want to trust that will never happen directly under you seat or gas tank?
    Gator
    That thought has certainly crossed my mind as well... I think the weight penalty of the old school battery might be worth it.
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    I've generally had better luck with the OEM batteries. It's one of the few things I purchase from the dealer.
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    2012 R1200GS Rallye - 18k miles
    Previous BMWs: 2013 R1200RT 90th, 2011 R1200RT-P, 2007 R1200S, 2006 R1200RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by natrab View Post
    I've generally had better luck with the OEM batteries. It's one of the few things I purchase from the dealer.
    I support my dealer vigorously as well. It is one of the few exclusive BMW-only dealers left in the United States and I want it to be successful.

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    R1200RT, R1250RT, 1967 R60/2 x 2

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