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So I understand:
You tried charging it for 48 hours and the charger said the battery has failed?
The life of a OEM battery can vary greatly depending upon how it was charged the very first time from the dealership.
Quick and dirty? Good luck.
Nice and easy? Example:
My girlfriend has a V-Star 950 with the same battery as our SCR950.
The bike's been left outside, under a cover & baked through four hot Georgia summers since new.
She might ride the bike 2-3 times a month in the fall/winter and has never left it on a Battery Tender.
We finally replaced the original battery about 3 months ago.
It was five years old.
Yes, a OEM Yuasa battery is really expensive.
So can be replacing a "cheap" battery every 1-2 years at best.

There are certainly good lithium choices out there.
I didn't have a very good experience with one, personally.
I drank the lithium cell Kool-Aid with my Super Tenere 1200 by buying a dealer-recommended Speed Cell brand battery.
Speedcell Technologies
Less than a month later & the first day it was below 55F over night, the thing barely cranked the bike.
I called their tech support person and they were not encouraging, going so far as to recommend I remove it from the motorcycle
if I wasn't going to ride it for a few days (3-4!!).
I mentioned how it struggled to crank the bike after < a week and
got asked "What accessories do you have? (none) Does it have an alarm? (No.) "
I told her all it had was the factory clock. "Well, maybe that's it."
A LCD clock drains your high-powered, $$$ Lithium battery after less than a week?
I doubt it, but pass.
The accessory/alarm questions were repeated for about the third time before I gave up, hung up & took it
to my Yamaha dealer friend and asked him to order me a proper Yuasa AGM.
 
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hi Eddie, thanks for your reply again!

Sad story, After other tests, My battery was confirmed to be dead...

I shouldn't leave my scr950 in the yard for 3 months without any maintenance.

I would like to try " replacing a "cheap" battery every 1-2 years at best" way

and are there any recommendations?
 

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hi Eddie, thanks for your reply again!

Sad story, After other tests, My battery was confirmed to be dead...

I shouldn't leave my scr950 in the yard for 3 months without any maintenance.

I would like to try " replacing a "cheap" battery every 1-2 years at best" way

and are there any recommendations?
This is actually not a bad price for a Yuasa.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yuasa-YT...-Activated-Maintenance-Free-Battery/206069799
vs.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/yuasa-ytz14s-factory-activated-agm-high-performance-battery

The only thing is the Walmart site lists it as YTZ14S and the photo shows a YTS12S.
Hopefully it's just a photo mix-up.
 

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hi Eddie, thanks for your reply again!

Sad story, After other tests, My battery was confirmed to be dead...

I shouldn't leave my scr950 in the yard for 3 months without any maintenance.

I would like to try " replacing a "cheap" battery every 1-2 years at best" way

and are there any recommendations?
Here's my recommendation after having dealt with ALL types of batteries over many years. You get what you pay for in a battery! If you're gonna keep the bike, put an OEM quality battery in it and maintain it! If you are just getting the bike ready to sell, put a cheaper one in. I have seen OEM original automobile batteries last as long as 13 years! And that's in the harsh environment of Minnesota!!! While that's not very common, 6 to 7 years is common. I usually get around 4 to 5 years out of a OEM m/c battery. I keep it on a battery tender and it's never subjected to temps below 50 degrees. Good luck! Jevers
 

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Ok, yeah that makes more sense. I was thinking you must have a super truncated riding season or the weather is going wacky.
 

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hi guys,

My battery dies (I tried my Op4 for 48 Hours on the battery and It indicated that the battery already died.)

So, I have to buy a new battery,

Are there any recommendations?

I found one on Amazon such as:
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-ATX1...-3&vehicleId=3&vehicleName=2017+Yamaha+SCR950

is it good to go or is lithium battery better option?

Thanks for your help!
When you get your new battery, make sure to keep the OP4
plugged in and maintaining the battery when you are not riding it. Especially for long periods of time. Might be why it died. Ive had mine hooked up all winter... since october. I started it the other day.
Started right up. You have to keep the OP4 plugged in to the bike and put some stabil in the tank if its sittting.
The optima 4 is not just a charger to use when the battery runs out, its to maintain the charge over long periods of time so it doesnt degrade. Keep it plugged in when you get the new battery.
 

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I keep mine plugged in all year. I ride and when i push it back into the garage.... I plug it in.
Its been in my unheated garage all winter and we hit27 below zero sveral nights this winter and the other day it started right up.
Like jevers said.. Maintain it. Keep it juiced up with th Optima 4..
Zip tie the end of the connector thats wired in to your harness.
Zip tie it to someplace you can easliy plug in the optima and keep it maintained.
You battery should last.
 

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I keep mine plugged in all year. I ride and when i push it back into the garage.... I plug it in.
Its been in my unheated garage all winter and we hit27 below zero sveral nights this winter and the other day it started right up.
Like jevers said.. Maintain it. Keep it juiced up with th Optima 4..
Zip tie the end of the connector thats wired in to your harness.
Zip tie it to someplace you can easliy plug in the optima and keep it maintained.
You battery should last.
If I were wintering my bike in COLD storage, I would take the battery out and put it on a tender in my HEATED basement. Freezing temperatures are really hard on a battery's life. I do the same thing, I plug it in year round just to be sure. Jevers
 

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hi guys,

My battery dies (I tried my Op4 for 48 Hours on the battery and It indicated that the battery already died.)

So, I have to buy a new battery,

Are there any recommendations?

I found one on Amazon such as:
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-ATX1...-3&vehicleId=3&vehicleName=2017+Yamaha+SCR950

is it good to go or is lithium battery better option?

Thanks for your help!
First try a little trick. Hold the battery 6-9” over a concrete surface and drop it. Now see if you can charge it. If it’s still junk, I recommend an AGM battery.
 

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First try a little trick. Hold the battery 6-9” over a concrete surface and drop it. Now see if you can charge it. If it’s still junk, I recommend an AGM battery.
That’s a new one on me!! :grin2::grin2::grin2:
Ben
 
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When you get your new battery, make sure to keep the OP4
plugged in and maintaining the battery when you are not riding it. Especially for long periods of time. Might be why it died. Ive had mine hooked up all winter... since october. I started it the other day.
Started right up. You have to keep the OP4 plugged in to the bike and put some stabil in the tank if its sitting.
The optima 4 is not just a charger to use when the battery runs out, its to maintain the charge over long periods of time so it doesnt degrade. Keep it plugged in when you get the new battery.
Yes.Definitely:)~
I learned the lesson and paid the price -_-b

I already replace the battery

It took me half an hour to figure out how to remove the old battery.

Tips: 01.If you want to remove the battery, you need a regular Philips screwdriver, and an Allen wrench and a regular wrench.
02. remove both side cover-> remove the seat-> remove the locker(left side)-> remove another cover(right side, which covers the side of the battery) -> remove battery cover(at the top of the battery) ->remove the ecu -> 03
03.slip the battery out from the right side.
04.slip the new battery in from the right side.

I bought from ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mighty-Max...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
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