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    suggestions for r75/5 swb battery

    any advice on batteries for this bike
    been using lead acid type forever but thinking something more space aged

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    Seems that Odyssey comes up for suggestions. From their website, it appears they recommend the PC680. The dimensions are different than stock, though...also be sure that the terminals are arranged the way you need them.

    https://www.odysseybattery.com/battery_search.aspx?

    Also, Snowbum has a page on batteries:

    https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/newbattery.htm
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    I have the PC680 in my SWB /5 and love it. It is a little smaller which makes for easy in/easy out compared to the BMW battery. Not a bad thing IMO. They have a long life too.
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    I use that same Odyssey in my LWB 75/5. Very good batteries. Westco got me stranded in West Texas.
    1973 R75/5

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    Found this recent thread on the same bike, although for a LWB:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...or-a-lwb-r75-5
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