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BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS)

 
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BikeMaster's new TruGel battery uses a unique gel electrolyte that provides higher cranking amps and lasts twice as long as conventional Battery.
   Feature's
      -Has a much longer storage life on the shelf or in the bike
      -Resists vibration and impacts which damage regular wet batteries
      -Works better at lower and higher temperatures than a wet battery
      -Will not leak like a wet battery, even if the case cracks
      -Can be installed at any angle
      -Has a life span that can be up to twice that of a wet battery
      -Will not sulfate like a wet battery
      -Maintains contact with all of the plates, all the time, giving more cranking power and longer life

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5.0

Great so far

By BlueMenace

from Sterling, VA

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Pros

  • Easy Installation
  • No acid to add

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS):

      Hard to rate a battery after only a week, so I'm giving it 5 stars for now and I'll come back and update this or write another review if it fails to meet expectations down the road (literally). I liked that this battery is already sealed, no acid to mess around with, just drop it in and hook it up. The price was a little more than other batteries, but I chalked that up to the price of convenience. [...] Keep up the great work, Bandit!

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      5.0

      Great Battery!

      By Denis

      from Port Townsend, WA

      Comments about BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS):

      This morning I went out to start my 1994 VFR 750 which I had left sitting outside under a bike cover for the last 2 1/2 months (in the winter) without starting it once. I was concerned that I would have to recharge the battery or possibly jump start the bike as the weather is freezing and starting a carburated motorcycle that has been sitting that long is always difficult. To my surprise the battery just kept cranking until the motorcycle started up without the cranking speed slowing down much at all. I would estimate it took over 5 minutes to get it rolling but this battery did the job.

       
      5.0

      so far so good

      By patrick

      from apopka florida

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            Comments about BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS):

            great battery so far . replace the stator in my Vulcan. the old batter would not hold a charge any longer. new stator, new battery. should be good o go

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            5.0

            Great product

            By dpeeps2007

            from Louisville, KY

            Pros

            • Gel Cell
            • Sealed
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS):

                I have a 2000 Kawasaki ZX6R and while the site says that this battery will fit, it takes a little bit of patience. I may need to fiddle with it some more, but it makes the seat ride about a 1/2" too high. This could be an easy fix, but I bought this because it was on sale and the battery I bought at Wal-Mart this time last year was already half dead cell wise, and I keep it on a tender. I've only had this battery for a few weeks, so I can't vouch for the dependency of it yet, but I do know that it handled starting my bike up in 19 degree weather no problem. Took a little bit of cranking, but it started, other batteries after a bit of cranking in the cold I've noticed need to be recharged. I'll be sure to come back after a month or two of riding to let everyone know how it handles.

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                • Q:

                  can this be left on a battery tender during winter ?
                  Asked on 2/3/2014 by nelson from surry Va.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Thanks for the question. Yes this can be left on a battery tender/smart charger rated at no more than 1.5 amps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

                    Answered on 2/5/2014 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  What kind of maintenance does this require -- refilling, etc?
                  Asked on 4/13/2013 by chipmunk

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                    A:

                    Thanks for the question. There is no maintenence for this battery, It is completely sealed. It may require an occasional trickle charge, but nothing else. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

                    Answered on 4/15/2013 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  are the batteries 12 volt? thus my bike. 06 c90 Suzuki road bike. o k I dont ride much. retired etc. 8400km.....
                  Asked on 4/20/2012 by rockin roddy from Edmonton, Ab.

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                    A:

                    Thanks for your question! Yes, this battery is a 12V.

                    Answered on 4/24/2012 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Where are Bikemaster batteries made?
                  Asked on 11/25/2011 by Anonymous

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                    A:

                    Thanks for your question! These would be made overseas. China.

                    Answered on 11/30/2011 by Anonymous
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                Specifications and Options

                Brand BikeMaster
                Battery Number MG12-BS
                Battery Type YTX12-BS
                Shipping Restrictions Battery
                Cold Cranking Amps 230
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