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BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS)

4.4 (181 reviews)
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BikeMaster TruGel Battery (MG12-BS)

BikeMaster's new TruGel battery uses a unique gel electrolyte that provides higher cranking amps and lasts twice as long as conventional Battery.

Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
Specs
  • Model No.: MG12-BS
  • Capactiy: 12
  • Dimensions: L 151xW 87 xH 130
  • Weight(kg): 4.39
  • Normal Charging Current(amps): 1.20
  • Maximum Charging Current(amps): 3.60
  • CCA: 140
  • Polarity: +_-

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Specifications and Options

Brand BikeMaster
AMP Hours 12
Battery Number MG12-BS
Measurements (L X W X H) 5.9 X 3.4 X 5.1
Weight 4.39 KG
Battery Type YTX12-BS
Polarity [+ -]
Cold Cranking Amps 230

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Why did you choose this?
BikeBandit Store
I purchased this battery before and it fit my VL800 perfectly, It has great cranking power. This is essential for me with a 2004 carbureted bike that often sits for weeks without starting. This battery never let me down. The no mess ready to ride capability of the Gel is a plus for mail order.
Rocketdan on Jun 25, 2020
Good quality/price
James B on Oct 17, 2018
I purchased this battery before and it fit my VL800 perfectly, It has great cranking power. This is essential for me with a 2004 carbureted bike that often sits for weeks without starting. This battery never let me down. The no mess ready to ride capability of the Gel is a plus for mail order.
Rocketdan on Jun 25, 2020
bought it twice before
Jay M on Apr 27, 2019
Good quality/price
James B on Oct 17, 2018
I bought a bikemaster trugel battery on 4/2014 for my 2008 Kawasaki vulcan after getting stranded with a dead battery. The battery is still working but I think 4+years is a great battery life in the florida heat. I am replacing it just to be on the safe side. I would rather be safe then stranded.. I also am buying a mg14-bs for my honda vtx for the same reason. I have had good luck with the trugel and will continue to use until they let me down.
patrick s on Oct 8, 2018
I wanted to try the Gel battery which people think are better, it got good reviews and was only a few dollars more than the YUASA.
Michael K on Oct 1, 2018
great reviews on this battery option and excellent price from BikeBandit!
H O on Jul 30, 2018
Don't like conventional lead-acid batteries so looking to see if the gel filled battery will be better with regard to CCA and lifespan.
Erik O on Jun 27, 2018
used before, lasted past warranty- good battery
Larry M on Jun 7, 2018
Sealed Battery and 223 CCA.
Jerome L J on Jun 3, 2018
First gel battery the reviews were good
Charles love to ride on Nov 24, 2017
Have one in my KLR and has worked great in the AZ. temps
K W on Nov 24, 2017
best quality battery for the money, my experience of buying 3 other tru gel batteries. no leaks ever. long life not prone to sulfation
James R on Oct 5, 2017
previous use in 2 motorcycles with excellent results.
Faith, Hope & Love on Aug 26, 2017
Have always had good success with gel batteries,<br />and Bikebandit.
Robert S on Sep 5, 2016
bought it twice before
Jay M on Apr 27, 2019
I bought a bikemaster trugel battery on 4/2014 for my 2008 Kawasaki vulcan after getting stranded with a dead battery. The battery is still working but I think 4+years is a great battery life in the florida heat. I am replacing it just to be on the safe side. I would rather be safe then stranded.. I also am buying a mg14-bs for my honda vtx for the same reason. I have had good luck with the trugel and will continue to use until they let me down.
patrick s on Oct 8, 2018
are the batteries 12 volt? thus my bike. 06 c90 Suzuki road bike. o k I dont ride much. retired etc. 8400km.....
rockin roddy on Apr 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes, this battery is a 12V.
can this be left on a battery tender during winter ?
Nelson on Feb 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
What kind of maintenance does this require -- refilling, etc?
Chipmunk on Apr 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
Where are Bikemaster batteries made?
null on Nov 25, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! These would be made overseas. China.

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Exceeded expectations
So far so good. Came fast and right.
July 16, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
So far so good, arrived ready to go. Time will tell, if I get 4 years I will be satisfied.
October 31, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
better than most for an everyday cyclist
I just had this battery die on me...

and I'm replacing it with the same unit!

Major upsides:

Starts under cold (freezing) temperatures
Lasts ~4 years in my bike, most last 1 season
cheaper than other fancy batteries
Really good CCA (my bike is hard starting, a huge bonus).
July 29, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
correct fit and after charging has been great
July 11, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Poor
On it's way back to you! Original voltage below specs.
May 15, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Great Battery!
Great battery! I've had it over a year I think. It's started my bike all year here in Michigan. It hasn't let me down yet!
April 9, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
No more conventional lead acid batteries for me. with 25 motorcycles in my herd I can't keep up with conventional batteries. Spend the extra bucks, it is well worth it !
August 24, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Very Good Choice
Five years after buying this the first time, it maintained a full charge (using an automatic battery maintainer). I replaced it now only because my bike is going to a new home & I want that to be a trouble free experience for my buyer.
July 11, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
great
This battery is great. I purchase more of the gel batteries for my other bikes.
September 19, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Would you recommend
Yes
Great battery, I'd buy it again when time comes
Great battery great c.c.a. installed a couple of weeks ago thankfully no problems yet (knock on wood). Would definitely recommend this to a friend or other buyer's. Only downside is that it's little on the heavy side.
January 14, 2016
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