Powersports, ATV, and Motorcycle Battery Cross Reference Chart. Find the Best Motorcycle Battery
Many well-established battery brands manufacture good and reliable Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries, like Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power-Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc.
Intro to Powersports, ATV, and Motorcycle Batteries
Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries are designed as starting/cranking batteries and are not intended for cyclic applications.
Generally, these batteries are lead-acid batteries, with some manufacturers also offering powerful but lightweight lithium batteries.
Lead-acid batteries may be wet/flooded (personally, not recommended), Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM), and Gel-cell batteries.
Wet/flooded batteries are often delivered with dry cells, requiring the users to fill them with sulphuric acid. not the nicest thing to do.
Unless You are a Pro, go for a reliable AGM/Gel lead-acid battery and enjoy the ride regardless of the vehicle type. just be sure to stay safe. Or as safe as possible.
Lithium Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries require special battery chargers when they are charged outside of the vehicle, but they can be charged via onboard battery chargers (classic alternator or stator generator, combined with a newer charging controller).
Powersports, ATV, motorcycle, etc. batteries differ in size and discharge features, and when looking for a new battery, always be sure to go for a battery of the same size or the similar size that may fit your battery compartment, with the same battery terminal type and orientation, and with the same or better discharge characteristics.
Many battery brands offer excellent lead-acid and lithium batteries, suitable for practically any more-or-less standard Powersports vehicle around.
Most Popular Motorcycle and Powersports Battery Sizes Comparison Chart
The following comparison chart lists the most popular Powersports, ATV and motorcycle batteries and some of the most popular battery brands that manufacture them.
|BatteryModel||YTX9-BS10h Cap./CCA||YTX12-BS10h Cap./CCA||YTX14AH-BS10h Cap./CCA||YTX14-BS10h Cap./CCA||YTX20L-BS10h Cap./CCA|
|DimensionsL x W x H(inch/mm)||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125150 x 87 x 105||5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125150 x 88 x 130||5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625134 x 89 x 166||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155|
|VMAX||XCA120R99 (20h)/120||XCA160R1212 (20h)/160||–||XCA200R1414 (20h)/200||–|
|BatteryModel||YTX12-BS10h Cap. / CCA||YTX14-BS10h Cap. / CCA||YTX20L-BS10h Cap. / CCA|
|DimensionsL x W x H(inch/mm)||5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125150 x 88 x 130||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155|
|VMAX||XCA160R1212 (20h)/160||XCA200R1414 (20h)/200||–|
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As one can see, there is no Odyssey among these brands. their Extreme Series batteries are listed later and if they can fit your battery compartment, consider them as well.
Powersports, ATV, and Motorcycle Batteries Cross Reference Chart
Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries cross-reference chart lists a large number of standard size batteries, their dimensions, voltage, and polarity.
Since we don’t recommend wet/flooded cell batteries, and in order to keep things as simpler as possible, we did include terminals orientation (‘Polarity’), but we didn’t include the position of acid/gases semi-sealed vents, and a few more details found only on wet/flooded cells. do yourself a favor, and if possible go for sealed AGM/Gel-cell battery.
Battery capacity is given for 10h period, but some manufacturers provide capacity value without stating hours (10 or 20). however, the difference between 10h and 20h capacity for starting batteries is usually within 5-10% and is of lesser importance for the end-user.
Also, some batteries are slightly larger than one may conclude from their label, so before buying the battery, check the size of the battery compartment and the actual size of the battery.
Note: Perhaps the easiest way to find the exact battery size is by using CTRLF (browser-dependent) keys within your browser.
|BatteryModel||DimensionsL x W x H (inch/mm)||ChromeAh/CCA||WeizeAh/CCA||YuasaAh/CCA|
|12N24-3||7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.875184 x 125 x 175||–||–||12N24-324/200|
|12N24-3A||7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.875184 x 125 x 175||–||–||12N24-3A24/200|
|12N5.5-3B||5.3125 x 2.375 x 5.125135 x 60 x 130||–||–||12N5.5-3B5.5/55|
|12N5.5-4A||5.3125 x 2.375 x 5.125135 x 60 x 130||–||–||12N5.5-4A5.5/55|
|12N5-3B||4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125121 x 60 x 130||–||–||12N5-3B5/35|
|12N5-4B||4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125121 x 60 x 130||–||–||12N5-4B5/39|
|12N7-3B||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875135 x 76 x 132||–||–||12N7-3B7/70|
|12N7-4A||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875135 x 76 x 132||–||–||12N7-4A7/70|
|12N7-4B||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875135 x 76 x 132||–||–||12N7-4B7/70|
|12N9-3A||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.5135 x 76 x 139||–||–||12N9-3A9/80|
|12N9-4B-1||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.5135 x 76 x 139||YB12N9-4B-19/85||–||12N9-4B-19/85|
|51814||7.4375 x 3.25 x 6.75186 x 82 x 171||–||–||5181418 (20h)/100|
|51913||7.4375 x 3.25 x 6.75186 x 82 x 171||–||–||5191319 (20h)/100|
|53030||7.4375 x 5.125 x 6.75186 x 130 x 171||–||–||5303030 (20h)/180|
|6B8L-B||4.75 x 2.75 x 3.75120 x 70 x 95||–||–||6YB8L-B8/.|
|6N11-2D||5.875 x 2.6875 x 4.0625150 x 69 x 103||–||–||6N11-2D11/.|
|6N11A-1B||4.75 x 2.375 x 5.1875121 x 60 x 131||–||–||6N11A-1B11/.|
|6N2-2A||2.75 x 1.8125 x 3.7570 x 46 x 95||–||–||6N2-2A2/.|
|6N2-2A-4||2.75 x 1.8125 x 3.7570 x 46 x 95||–||–||6N2-2A-42/.|
|6N4-2A||2.75 x 2.75 x 3.7570 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4-2A4/.|
|6N4-2A-2||2.75 x 2.75 x 3.7570 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4-2A-24/.|
|6N4-2A-4||2.75 x 2.75 x 3.7570 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4-2A-44/.|
|6N4-2A-5||2.75 x 2.75 x 3.7570 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4-2A-54/.|
|6N4B-2A||4.0 x 1.875 x 3.75102 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4B-2A4/.|
|6N4B-2A-3||4.0 x 1.875 x 3.75102 x 70 x 95||–||–||6N4B-2A-34/.|
|6N6-1D-2||3.875 x 2.25 x 4.2599 x 57 x 108||–||–||6N6-1D-26/.|
|6N6-3B-1||3.875 x 2.25 x 4.37599 x 57 x 111||–||–||6N6-3B-16/.|
|B10A-A2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.125135 x 90 x 155||YB10A-A2||–||YB10A-A211/120|
|B10L-A2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875135 x 90 x 145||YB10L-A2||–||YB10L-A211/120|
|B10L-B||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875135 x 90 x 145||–||–||YB10L-B11/120|
|B10L-B2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.6875135 x 90 x 145||–||–||YB10L-B211/120|
|B12A-A||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25134 x 80 x 159||YB12A-A12/165||–||YB12A-A12/150|
|B12A-B||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25134 x 80 x 159||YB12A-B||–||YB12A-B12/150|
|B12AL-A||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25134 x 80 x 159||–||–||YB12AL-A12/150|
|B12AL-A2||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25134 x 80 x 159||–||–||YB12AL-A212/150|
|B12B-B2||6.3125 x 3.5625 x 5.1875160 x 90 x 131||–||–||YB12B-B211/140|
|B12C-A||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.875134 x 80 x 174||–||–||YB12C-A12/150|
|B14-A2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625135 x 90 x 167||YB14A-A212/210||–||YB14-A214/175|
|B14A-A1||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.75135 x 90 x 172||–||–||YB14A-A114/175|
|B14A-A2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.75135 x 90 x 172||YB14A-A212/210||–||YB14A-A214/175|
|B14-B2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625135 x 90 x 167||–||–||YB14-B214/175|
|B14L-A1||5.25 x 3.5625 x 6.5625133 x 90 x 167||–||–||YB14L-A114/175|
|B14L-A2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625135 x 90 x 167||YB14L-A214/190||–||YB14L-A214/175|
|B14L-B2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625135 x 90 x 167||–||–||YB14L-B214/175|
|B16A-AB||5.875 x 3.5625 x 7.0625150 x 90 x 181||–||–||HYB16A-AB16/190|
|B16AL-A2||8.0625 x 2.75 x 6.5625205 x 70 x 166||–||–||YB16AL-A216/210|
|B16-B||6.875 x 3.875 x 6.125175 x 99 x 156||YB16-B19/250||–||YB16-B19/215|
|B16B-A||6.3125 x 3.5 x 6.375160 x 89 x 162||–||–||YB16B-A16/207|
|B16B-A1||6.3125 x 3.5 x 6.375160 x 89 x 162||–||–||YB16B-A116/207|
|B16C-B||6.875 x 3.875 x 6.875175 x 99 x 175||–||–||YB16C-B19/240|
|B16CL-B||6.875 x 3.875 x 6.875175 x 99 x 175||YB16CL-B19/240||–||YB16CL-B19/240|
|B16HL-A-LM||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375205 x 90 x 162||–||–||–|
|B16L-B||6.875 x 3.875 x 6.125175 x 99 x 156||–||–||YB16L-B19/215|
|B18-A||7.125 x 3.5625 x 6.3125181 x 90 x 160||–||–||YB18-A18/215|
|B18L-A||7.125 x 3.5625 x 6.3125181 x 90 x 160||–||–||YB18L-A18/215|
|B2.5L-C-1||3.125 x 2.75 x 4.12580 x 70 x 105||–||–||YB2.5L-C-12.5/15|
|B30CL-B||6.625 x 5.1875 x 7.5625168 x 132 x 192||–||–||YB30CL-B30/300|
|B30L-B||6.625 x 5.1875 x 6.9375168 x 132 x 176||–||–||YB30L-B30/300|
|B38-6A||4.6875 x 3.25 x 6.9375119 x 83 x 161||–||–||B38-6A13/.|
|B39-6||4.9375 x 1.875 x 4.9375126 x 48 x 126||–||–||B39-67/.|
|B3L-A||3.9375 x 2.25 x 4.9375100 x 57 x 110||–||–||YB3L-A3/30|
|B3L-B||3.9375 x 2.25 x 4.9375100 x 57 x 110||–||–||YB3L-B3/30|
|B49-6||3.5625 x 3.25 x 6.937590 x 83 x 161||–||–||B49-68/.|
|B4L-A||4.75 x 2.8125 x 3.625121 x 71 x 92||–||–||YB4L-A4/45|
|B4L-B||4.75 x 2.8125 x 3.625121 x 71 x 92||–||–||YB4L-B4/45|
|B50-N18A-A||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.9375205 x 90 x 176||–||–||Y50-N18A-A20/240|
|B50-N18L-A||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375205 x 90 x 162||–||–||Y50N18L-A20/240|
|B50-N18L-A3||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375205 x 90 x 162||Y50-N18L-A321/260||–||Y50-N18L-A320/240|
|B50N-18L-LM||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375205 x 90 x 162||–||–||–|
|B5L-B||4.75 x 2.375 x 5.125121 x 60 x 130||YB5L-B5/65||–||YB5L-B5/60|
|B60-N24-A||7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875184 x 125 x 170||–||–||Y60-N24-A28/241|
|B60-N24AL-B||7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875184 x 125 x 170||–||–||–|
|B60-N24L-A||7.25 x 4.9375 x 6.6875184 x 125 x 170||–||–||Y60-N24L-A28/241|
|B7-A||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875135 x 76 x 132||–||–||YB7-A8/105|
|B7B-B||5.875 x 2.375 x 5.125150 x 60 x 130||–||–||YB7B-B7/80|
|B7C-A||5.25 x 3.625 x 4.5625133 x 92 x 116||–||–||YB7C-A7/75|
|B7L-B||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.1875135 x 76 x 132||–||–||YB7L-B8/75|
|B9A-A||5.3125 x 3.0 x 6.125135 x 76 x 155||–||–||YB9A-A9/115|
|B9-B||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375135 x 76 x 138||YB9-BS 9/85||–||YB9-B9/115|
|B9L-A2||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375135 x 76 x 138||–||–||YB9L-A29/100|
|B9L-B||5.3125 x 3.0 x 5.4375135 x 76 x 138||–||–||YB9L-B9/115|
|BT12A-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125150 x 87 x 105||–||–||YT12A-BS10/175|
|BT12B-4||6.0 x 2.75 x 5.125150 x 69 x 130||–||–||–|
|BT14B-4||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||–||–||–|
|BT19BL-BS||7.3125 x 3.1875 x 6.6875185 x 81 x 170||–||–||YT19BL-BS17.7/170|
|BT4B-5||4.4375 x 1.5 x 3.375113 x 38 x 86||–||–||–|
|BT7B-4||6.0 x 2.5625 x 3.6875150 x 65 x 93||–||–||–|
|BT7B-BS||5.875 x 2.5625 x 3.6875150 x 65 x 93||YT7B-BS6.5/85||YT7B-BS6.5/120||YT7B-BS6.5/110|
|BT9B-4||5.875 x 2.6875 x 4.125150 x 69 x 105||–||–||–|
|BTR9-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125150 x 87 x 105||–||–||–|
|BTX12-BS||5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125150 x 88 x 130||YTX12-BS10/180||YTX12-BS10/210||YTX12-BS10/180|
|BTX14||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||–||–||–|
|BTX14AH-BS||5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625134 x 89 x 166||YTX14AH-BS12/210||YTX14AH-BS12/235||YTX14AH-BS12/210|
|BTX14AHL-BS||5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625134 x 89 x 166||YTX14AHL-BS12/210||–||YTX14AHL-BS12/210|
|BTX14-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||YTX14-BS12/200||YTX14-BS12/235||YTX14-BS12/200|
|BTX14L-BS||6.0 x 3.4375 x 5.75153 x 87 x 146||YTX14L-BS12/200||–||YTX14L-BS12/200|
|BTX15L||6.875 x 3.4375 x 5.125175 x 87 x 130||–||–||YTX15L13/230|
|BTX15L-BS||6.875 x 3.4375 x 5.125175 x 87 x 130||–||–||YTX15L-BS13/230|
|BTX16-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 6.9375150 x 88 x 161||YTX16-BS14/230||YTX16-BS14/200||YTX16-BS14/230|
|BTX16-BS-1||5.875 x 3.4375 x 6.9375150 x 88 x 161||YTX16-BS-1 14/200||–||YTX16-BS-114/230|
|BTX20-BS||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||YTX20-BS18/270||–||YTX20-BS18/270|
|BTX20CH-BS||6.0 x 3.4375 x 6.375153 x 87 x 161||YTX20CH-BS18/270||–||YTX20CH-BS18/270|
|BTX20H-BS||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||YTX20H-BS18/310||–||YTX20H-BS18/310|
|BTX20HL-BS||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||YTX20HL-BS18/310||YTX20HL-BS18/310||YTX20HL-BS18/310|
|BTX20L||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||–||–||YTX20L|
|BTX20L-BS||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||YTX20L-BS18/270||YTX20L-BS18/200||YTX20L-BS18/270|
|BTX24HL||8.0625 x 3.4375 x 6.375205 x 87 x 162||–||–||YTX24HL|
|BTX24HL-BS||8.0625 x 3.4375 x 6.375205 x 87 x 162||YTX24HL-BS21/300||–||YTX24HL-BS21/350|
|BTX30L||6.5625 x 4.9375 x 6.875166 x 126 x 175||–||–||YIX30L|
|BTX30L-BS||6.5625 x 4.9375 x 6.875166 x 126 x 175||YTX30L-BS30/360||YTX30L-BS30/385||YIX30L-BS30/385|
|BTX4L-BS||4.4375 x 2.75 x 3.375113 x 70 x 86||YTX4L-BS3/50||YTX4L-BS3/50||YTX4L-BS3/50|
|BTX5L-BS||4.4375 x 2.75 x 4.125113 x 70 x 105||YTX5L-BS4/70||YTX5L-BS4/80||YTX5L-BS4/80|
|BTX7A-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 3.5625150 x 87 x 90||YTX7A-BS6/90||YTX7A-BS6/105||YTX7A-BS6/105|
|BTX7L-BS||4.4375 x 2.75 x 5.0625113 x 70 x 129||YTX7L-BS6/85||YTX7L-BS6/.||YTX7L-BS6/100|
|BTX9-BS||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125150 x 87 x 105||YTX9-BS8/120||YTX9-BS8/135||YTX9-BS8/135|
|BTZ10S||5.875 x 3.4375 x 3.6875150 x 87 x 93||YTZ10S-BS8.6/190||YTZ10S-BS8.5/190||YTZ10S8.6/190|
|BTZ12S||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.3125150 x 87 x 110||–||–||YTZ12S11/210|
|BTZ14S||5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.3125150 x 87 x 110||YTZ14S11.2/200||–||YTZ14S11.2/230|
|BTZ16H||5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75150 x 87 x 146||–||–||GYZ16H16/240|
|BTZ20L||6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125175 x 87 x 155||–||–||GYZ20L20/250|
|BTZ5S||4.4375 x 2.75 x 3.375113 x 70 x 85||–||–||YTZ5S3.5/65|
|BTZ7S||4.4375 x 2.75 x 4.125113 x 70 x 105||YTZ7S6/.||YTZ7S-BS6/.||YTZ7S6/130|
|BTZ8V||4.4375 x 2.75 x 5.125113 x 70 x 130||–||–||YTZ8V7/130|
|H-12||7.875 x 5.0625 x 6.375200 x 129 x 162||–||–||–|
|SB12A-A||5.25 x 3.125 x 6.25134 x 80 x 159||YB12A-A12/165||–||YB12A-A12/150|
|SB14L-B2||5.3125 x 3.5625 x 6.5625135 x 90 x 167||YB14L-A214/190||–||YB14L-B214/175|
|SB50N-18L-AT||8.0625 x 3.5625 x 6.375205 x 90 x 162||–||–||YIX50L-BS22/360|
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Again, there are other quality brands on the market as well, and if you happen to find the battery that suits your needs at an affordable price and with good warranty terms from some other brand, go for it.
The list of such brands is quite long. some of the most popular brands are (alphabetic order): Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc.
Odyssey Extreme Series Batteries Chart
Odyssey Extreme Series batteries feature several battery models that may be used as excellent Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries. But, these batteries are not built to exact standards. if they fit your battery compartment and battery cables, consider them since they are very durable batteries.
|Model||Voltage||PHCA (5 sec.)||CCA||Nominal Capacity Ah (10h)||DimensionsL x W x H (inch/mm)||Weight lbs/kg||Amazon Link|
|PC310||12||310||100||7||5.43 x 3.90 x 3.98138.0 x 99.0 x 101.0||5.9/2.7||Odyssey PC310 Battery|
|PC370||12||425||200||14||7.9 x 3.0 x 5.5200.0 x 77.0 x 140.0||12.5/5.7||Odyssey PC370 Battery|
|PC535||12||535||200||13||6.70 x 3.90 x 6.24170.2 x 99.1 x 158.5||12.0/5.4||Odyssey PC535 Battery|
|PC545||12||460||150||12||7.01 x 3.38 x 5.16178.1 x 85.9 x 131.1||11.4/5.2||Odyssey PC545 Battery|
|PC625||12||540||220||17||6.70 x 3.90 x 6.95170.2 x 99.1 x 176.5||13.2/6.0||Odyssey PC625 Battery|
|PC680||12||520||170||16||7.27 x 3.11 x 7.55184.7 x 79.0 x 191.8||15.4/7.0||Odyssey PC680 Battery|
|PC925||12||900||330||27||6.64 x 7.05 x 5.83168.7 x 179.1 x 148.1||23.8/10.8||Odyssey PC925 Battery|
|PC950||12||950||400||32||9.8 x 3.8 x 6.1250.0 x 97.0 x 156.0||20.0/9.0||Odyssey PC950 Battery|
|PC1200||12||1200||540||40||7.87 x 6.66 x 7.60199.9 x 169.2 x 193.0||38.2/17.4||Odyssey PC1200 Battery|
|Model||CCA / PHCA (5 sec.)||Nominal Capacity Ah (10h)||DimensionsL x W x H (inch/mm)||Amazon Link|
|PC310||100/310||7||5.43 x 3.90 x 3.98138.0 x 99.0 x 101.0||Odyssey PC310 Battery|
|PC370||200/425||14||7.9 x 3.0 x 5.5200.0 x 77.0 x 140.0||Odyssey PC370 Battery|
|PC535||200/535||13||6.70 x 3.90 x 6.24170.2 x 99.1 x 158.5||Odyssey PC535 Battery|
|PC545||150/460||12||7.01 x 3.38 x 5.16178.1 x 85.9 x 131.1||Odyssey PC545 Battery|
|PC625||220/540||17||6.70 x 3.90 x 6.95170.2 x 99.1 x 176.5||Odyssey PC625 Battery|
|PC680||170/520||16||7.27 x 3.11 x 7.55184.7 x 79.0 x 191.8||Odyssey PC680 Battery|
|PC925||330/900||27||6.64 x 7.05 x 5.83168.7 x 179.1 x 148.1||Odyssey PC925 Battery|
|PC950||400/950||32||9.8 x 3.8 x 6.1250.0 x 97.0 x 156.0||Odyssey PC950 Battery|
|PC1200||540/1200||40||7.87 x 6.66 x 7.60199.9 x 169.2 x 193.0||Odyssey PC1200 Battery|
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In general, Odyssey batteries are premium automotive, marine, and industrial batteries, and as such, their performances are excellent. and so is their price, but what you pay is what you get.
What Kills Powersports, ATV, and Motorcycle Lead-Acid Batteries?
Many people wonder what is actually killing their Powersports batteries and how they can prevent it.
Powersports batteries die mainly because of excessive vibrations and mechanical impacts during use. Thus, any Powersports battery must be mechanically robust and vibration resilient.
Another reason why wet/flooded cell batteries die is the lack of acid. from time to time, it is required that the users check the level of acid in the cells and add distilled water according to the instructions.
Also, older motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and similar vehicles feature alternators without charging electronics. commonly, they have only four rectifying diodes connected in a so-called Graetz-bridge (diode-bridge), with few capacitors to prevent radio interferences. Such units actually depend on lead-acid batteries to smooth out voltage spikes.
And if those voltage spikes are too high and too frequent, they can ruin the battery rather quickly.
High temperatures can also shorten the lifespan of the lead-acid battery. if possible, during the summer heat, when your vehicle is not in use, keep it in the shade or preferably in an air-conditioned area.
Parasite drains of the onboard electronics (radio, GPS, alarm, etc.) can quickly discharge Powersports batteries since they feature capacity commonly in the 8-20Ah range.
Obviously, there are many other reasons why would onboard battery dies, but these are the most common ones.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some of the most popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the motorcycle, ATV, and Powersports batteries and the starting/cranking batteries in general.
How do I know what size my motorcycle battery is?
Check the labels on the battery since the battery size is written on every battery.
If such information can’t be found, measure the battery accurately, verify battery terminal orientation, write down capacity (Ah) and Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), and then check the motorcycle batteries list on this page and look for the best possible match.
Are there different sizes of motorcycle batteries?
Yes, there are numerous sizes of motorcycle batteries, differing in Length (L), Width (W), and Height (H). Also, batteries differ in capacity (Ah), Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), weight (pounds/kilograms), battery terminals type and orientation, hold down type (if any), chemistry, etc.
What do motorcycle battery numbers mean?
Numbers like YTX4L-BS, YTZ5S, and similar describe the battery size and type, Capacity is given by the letters Ah, V is for volts, CCA is Cold Cranking Amps, CA are Cranking Amps, MCA is Marine Cranking Amps, etc.
Does it matter what battery I put in my motorcycle? Are all motorcycle batteries the same?
Of course, it does. batteries come in various sizes, capacities, cranking abilities, sizes, and similar.
Can you use any 12V battery on a motorcycle?
No, a motorcycle battery is a 12V cranking/starting battery that must fit the battery compartment and must be compatible with the motorcycle’s electrical system.
How to charge a motorcycle battery?
While the motorcycle battery is in use, it is kept charged by the motorcycle’s charging system.
However, when the motorcycle is not in use or the battery is removed from the bike, the battery should be charged using a battery charger compatible with the battery chemistry and featuring a charging current of 0.1-0.15C for lead-acid batteries and 0.2-0.3C for lithium batteries.
Also, it is recommended to use an intelligent battery charger that automatically switches from battery charging to battery maintaining mode.
How much does a motorcycle battery cost?
Motorcycle batteries are relatively small batteries, making lead-acid models rather cheap.
Lithium motorcycle batteries cost much more (usually 4-8x more than the comparable lead-acid battery), but they also lead to some weight savings and better cranking at moderate temperatures.
Where can I buy a motorcycle battery?
Motorcycle batteries are used not only for motorcycles but also for other vehicles, power generators, boats, and similar.
Thus, they are available in auto parts shops, workshops, dealerships, online stores, hardware stores, etc.
If You are not in a rush, ordering a battery from online shops, combined with fast delivery, is perhaps the easiest way of purchasing a new battery.
What are the best motorcycle battery brands?
Many battery brands offer good batteries at acceptable prices. some of these brands are Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power-Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc.
When looking for a new battery, go for the model with many good reviews. such batteries have already been tested by numerous users in real-life situations. If they were good for them, they will most probably be good for You too.
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Long Story Short: In order to prolong the operating life of your battery, it is good practice to get a Smart AGM battery charger and recharge your lead-acid battery once or twice per year, even if the battery is almost fully charged.
Why? Well, before starting with the charging process, Smart AGM battery chargers test the battery and charge it according to the battery condition. Also, Smart AGM battery chargers are able to equalize the battery cells, stop and even reverse plate sulphation, and sometimes they can even recondition an almost dead battery.
When picking up new Powersports, ATVs, or motorcycle battery, be sure to check the exact type, model, size, terminal orientation, capacity, and CCA of your old battery, and choose a sealed AGM/Gel-cell battery that can fit your battery compartment and that offers the same or even better electrical and mechanical features.
And here are our reviews and recommendations of the most popular Powersports batteries:
BTX5L-BS, YTX5L-BS, CTX5L-BS Battery Equivalents and Replacements
BTX5L-BS batteries are small and compact cranking batteries very often used for starting small gas internal combustion engines in Powersports applications, for starting small power generators, lawn mowers, and for all other applications where the electric start of small engines is preferred over manual starting.
BTX5L-BS are also labeled as YTX5L-BS, CTX5L-BS, GTX5L-BS, PTX5L-BS, STX5L-BS, AZTX5L-BS, BTX5L-BS, DTX5L-BS, etc, with the YTX5L-BS being the most common one.
Updated: June 24, 2023.
YTX7A-BS Battery Equivalents and Replacements
YTX7A-BS batteries are rather compact and relatively lightweight cranking batteries used in motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, power generators, and similar applications to start smaller gasoline engines.
YTX7A-BS batteries are mostly cheap and reliable lead-acid batteries, but lithium YTX7A-BS batteries are becoming more and more popular due to their ultralight design and cranking abilities.
Published: May 16, 2023.
YTX30L-BS Battery Equivalents and Replacements
YTX30L-BS batteries are very popular starting batteries often used not only in high-end motorcycles and smaller cars but also in lawn tractors, ATVs, smaller boats, and similar.
YTX30L-BS batteries are manufactured by many brands and are available at many online and hardware stores and getting a new one should not be a problem. However, before getting a new one, it is good to learn a thing or two about these batteries.
Updated: May 10, 2023.
YTX14-BS, BTX14-BS, CTX14-BS, STX14-BS, PTX14-BS Battery Equivalents, Replacements, and Cross Reference Chart
YTX14-BS is a very popular Powersports battery, often used in motorcycles, ATVs, smaller boats, snowmobiles, power generators, and similar applications as starting battery for smaller gas and even diesel internal combustion engines.
YTX14-BS is the most common label used for these batteries, but its label also differs among the manufacturers, so be careful when getting a new one, since there are similarly labeled batteries with different dimensions, terminal orientation, specifications, and similar.
Updated: April 19, 2023.
YTX4L-BS Battery vs. YTZ5S Battery: Equivalents and Replacements
YTX4L-BS and YTZ5S batteries are two very similar motorcycle/Powersports batteries used as small starting/cranking batteries for 50-125 cc gasoline engines.
While having practically the same physical dimensions and battery terminal type and orientation, YTX4L-BS and YTZ5S batteries feature different specifications. Also, with the introduction of new technologies like enhanced AGM and lithium batteries, capacities and cranking currents differ even more.
Published: October 3, 2022.
YTZ10S Battery Equivalents and Replacements
YTZ10S batteries are starting type of batteries typically used in motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, power generators, and similar applications that require compact 12V battery that is able to crank smaller gas and even diesel engines.
Most YTZ10S batteries are sealed lead-acid batteries, but with the advancements in technology, more and more manufacturers offer lithium YTZ10S batteries with higher CCA ratings, lower weight, and a few more features that are not available on lead-acid batteries.
Published: May 7, 2022.
YTX14AH-BS and YTX14AHL-BS Battery Equivalents, Replacements, and Cross Reference Chart
YTX14AH-BS and YTX14AHL-BS batteries are very common Powersports batteries, typically used in motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and other similar vehicles and also as starting batteries in power generators, smaller boats, garden and lawn tractors, and similar applications.
YTX14AH-BS and YTX14AHL-BS batteries are typically sealed AGM lead-acid batteries, but there are also other battery types in use today.
Published: March 5, 2022.
YTX24HL-BS Battery Equivalents and Replacements
YTX24HL-BS lead-acid and lithium batteries are used as starting batteries on motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, power generators, lawn tractors, smaller boats, etc.
YTX24HL-BS batteries can crank surprisingly large diesel and especially gas engines and with improvements in AGM technology, they even tolerate semi-deep discharges. practically, many models act as smallish dual-purpose batteries. But, their primary role is to provide strong currents during short periods of time.
Published: May 28, 2021.
YTX9-BS Battery Equivalents and Replacements
YTX9-BS batteries are compact and relatively lightweight sealed starting batteries, commonly used in smaller motorcycles, power generators, boats, standby, medical and security applications for cranking smaller gas and even diesel engines.
The most common YTX9-BS batteries are sealed lead-acid AGM and Gel-Cell batteries, but lithium YTX9-BS batteries are becoming more and more popular, too.
Published: May 21, 2021.
Lead-Acid and Lithium YTX12-BS, BTX12-BS, ETX12, CTX12-BS, STX12-BS, PTX12-BS Battery Equivalents, and Cross Reference Charts
YTX12-BS is a very popular Powersports and motorcycle battery, often used in ATVs, smaller boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles, power generators, lawn tractors, and similar applications as starting battery for small gas and even diesel internal combustion engines.
YTX12-BS is the most common label used for batteries of this size, but its label also differs among the manufacturers. When looking for a new one, pay attention to details, since there are similarly labeled batteries with different dimensions, terminal orientation, specifications, and other important details.
Updated: April 25, 2021.
YTX20L-BS and YTX20HL-BS Batteries Equivalents and Replacements
YTX20L-BS and YTX20HL-BS batteries are very similar starting batteries commonly used as a PowerSport battery, motorcycle battery, and for all applications that require a relatively compact battery that is able to crank small to medium size gas and diesel engines.
YTX20L-BS and YTX20HL-BS share many features and are, in most cases, interchangeable. But, it is good to know their performances and differences.
Published: April 21, 2021.
Atv bike battery
With the temperatures heating up, it’s time to get ready for a summer full of outdoor fun. For many, that means hitting the trail or water with a powersport machine. Whether you have a personal watercraft, motorcycle, ATV or motorbike, it has a battery that needs a little TLC to ensure that it’s ready to go when you are.
Nothing can ruin a day of fun faster than a dead battery. Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your battery. Read on to learn how to keep your powersport batteries in working order all summer long.
Before you take your machine out for the first time, do a visual check of the battery and assess the overall condition of the battery. Run through these steps to ensure that your battery is ready to roll.
- Check the terminals for dirt. To clean the terminals, remove the battery from the machine and use a solution of baking soda and water. Put petroleum jelly or waterproof grease on the terminals to help prevent corrosion.
- Look at the case for damage. If it has bulging sides, it is likely that it froze and has suffered permanent damage and should be replaced.
- On a conventional lead acid battery, check the acid level. Fill with distilled water if necessary. Use caution when removing and replacing the caps.
- Examine the exhaust tube on a lead acid battery making sure that there are no kinks or clogs.
- Make sure that the cables are on tight and that there are no loose connections.
- Ensure that the battery is secure on your machine.
While you’re using your powersport machine, a little basic care will go a long way for keeping your battery in tip-top shape.
Recharge the battery after each use. This will help ensure that your machine is ready the next time you want to use it.
Keep an eye on the condition of the battery. Don’t let dirt or moisture accumulate on the terminals.
Avoiding battery drain
Battery drain is the enemy of your powersport machine’s battery. Every day that your battery sits idle, it naturally loses some of its charge. As the days add up, your battery is losing the charge it needs to power your motorcycle, ATV, dirt bike or jet ski.
To keep your battery in working order, run it for 15-20 minutes every two weeks. If your machine won’t be used for a long period of time, you’ll want to consider an alternative for keeping the battery charged.
Tend to your batteries
If your machine is going to sit idle for any amount of time, consider hooking a battery tender up to the battery. A battery tender hooks up to your battery and plugs into a standard AC outlet. This device keeps your battery charged and ready to go.
This is also ideal for keeping your batteries charged during the winter months while your machine is in storage. You can find battery tenders at your favorite auto parts store.
End of season
At the end of the season, don’t just put your powersport machine in the garage and forget about it. Take a few moments to get your battery ready for the long winter.
Store your batteries above 32°F. Keeping your batteries in freezing temperatures can lead to a cracked case or buckled plates.
Keep each battery on a battery tender. This will ensure that it stays charged and is ready to go in the spring. Letting a battery sit over the winter not only drains it but can reduce its lifespan.
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How to Replace or Install an ATV Battery; Step-by-Step
ATV batteries are considered consumables that need to be replaced from time to time. This guide will help you choose the right battery for your quad and provide step-by-step instructions on removing the old battery and installing a new one.
How to know if your ATV battery is bad?
Before you go ahead and buy a new battery, it’s a good idea to verify that your old one actually has gone bad. Begin by charging your battery properly with an external battery charger. If you don’t know how to charge an ATV battery properly, please refer to this guide. After charging the battery to a full charge, allow it to rest for at least 12 hours to relieve itself of any surface charge that could lead to a false reading. Then use a multimeter to read the battery’s voltage. Set the multimeter to DC voltage. The red lead goes to the positive battery terminal and the black lead to the negative. If the battery is not able to hold a charge above 12.4V, it is likely starting to go bad. Another telltale sign of a battery that has gone bad is when it won’t hold a charge over time; the voltage drops even when the battery is not connected and not in use. Another simple and effective way of testing whether the battery is healthy or not is by performing a so-called load test. You can learn about it in this post. Head over to this post if you want to learn how long an average ATV battery should last.
Step-by-step guide: How to replace and install an ATV battery
Tools and supplies you will need:
- A 10mm wrench or Philips screwdriver to release the terminal connectors.
- Tools to remove any plastic covers to access the battery.
- Tools release the battery bracket that is holding the battery in place.
- Protective eye-wear
Locate and access the battery
Some ATVs have the battery located in the front, some in the middle, and others at the bike’s rear end. On some models, the battery is visible when standing next to the bike, while on others, you need to remove plastic covers, the seat, or other components to access the battery.
See if you can spot the battery from the outside. If you see no sign of a battery, your best bet would be removing the seat or the front cover.
Here are a few examples of battery locations on different brands and models:
Disconnect the BLACK battery cable
- Remove the BLACK negative (-) cable first.
Disconnect the RED battery cable
- Remove the RED positive cable last.
- Always follow the specified order for removal; ALWAYS remove the black cable first.
- When removing the positive cable, make sure not to touch the negative terminal or a metal part of the ATV, such as the frame, as this will short the battery to ground.
Disconnect the battery retainer/hold-down strap
Different ATV manufacturers use various systems to hold the battery in place. A simple hold-down strap held in place by one bolt is the most common.
NOTICE: Again, make sure not to accidentally short the battery to ground by touching the positive terminal with your tool when unbolting the battery.
Remove the battery from the vehicle
Take note of which way the battery terminals are oriented. The new battery should be installed the same way. Lift the battery out of its position. You may need to work the nearby wiring a little to gain enough clearance to get the battery out.
PS: Remember to recycle the old battery.
Activate and charge the new battery for installation
Some batteries are sold as kits that need to be activated before installation. The battery casing comes dry with no fluid, while the battery electrolyte comes in a separate container.
The kit should come with detailed instructions on how to activate the battery. Make sure to follow them closely!
Other batteries come pre-activated and need no assembly before installation.
Please charge the battery with an external battery charger to make sure it is fully charged before installation.
While some batteries come pre-charged, it is always good practice to top-off the charge before installing the battery to the ATV.
The charging system on ATVs does not always have the capacity to charge a battery that holds a low charge, especially if you only go on shorter rides.
Your battery will lose some of its capacity if left at a low charge over time, so make sure it gets a good start by fully charging it before you start using it.
Put the battery in place and reinstall the battery retainer
Place the battery in the battery tray. Make sure it is oriented the same way as the old battery so that the red cable lines up with the positive battery terminal, and the black cable lines up with the negative battery terminal.
Reinstall the battery retainer. The retainer bolts should be snug so that the battery does not move or come loose.
NOTICE: Do not overtighten the retainer bolts, as this may crack the battery housing.
Reconnect the battery terminal connectors to the battery terminals
The battery terminal connectors should always be installed in the reverse order of the removal process.
IMPORTANT: Install the RED positive cable first to the positive battery terminal, then install the BLACK negative (-) cable to the negative battery terminal.
Where is the battery on a four-wheeler?
The battery on a four-wheeler can be located in the bike’s upper front area, in the lower center area, or at the upper rear area. You may need to remove the seat or a plastic cover to see the battery. If you still don’t find the battery, your best option is to refer to your bike’s owner’s manual. It shows the battery’s location with a picture.
When should you replace your ATV battery?
The average ATV battery will last 3-5 years before it needs to be replaced. It’s good practice to replace before it goes bad, to avoid starting issues in an inconvenient situation. Slow engine cranking or an illuminated check battery light are early signs that may indicate that the battery is close to reaching its life expectancy. Sure signs that the battery has gone bad is when it no longer can be charged above 12.4V or when it no longer will hold a charge.
Can I put a bigger battery in my ATV?
It is OK to install a bigger (higher ah rating) battery to an ATV as long as it is the same voltage, as long as it will fit, and as long as it can be held safely in place with the bike’s battery retaining system. Note that the ATVs charging may not be powerful enough to keep a bigger battery fully charged if you use power-consuming accessories such as a winch without allowing the bike to recharge.
What kind of battery does a four-wheeler take?
ATVs and four-wheelers take 12V lead-acid, AGM, GEL, or Lithium-Ion batteries. Most ATVs come with a conventional flooded lead-acid battery (FLA) or absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery.
Maine Battery offers a full range of Motorcycle, Snowmobile Personal Watercraft, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Sport Bike battery technologies. Maine Battery partners with motorcycle dealers and service facilities to supply charging equipment and powersport batteries that provide high performance, multi-positional fitment and fully sealed, leak proof options.
By providing the full range of battery technologies for your motorcycles and power sport vehicles, we can ensure that you have the right battery product for the use of your machine. If your powersport vehicles are subject to weather extremes, needed for serious business or just a casual hobby, Maine Battery has the power products to ensure you stay on, or off-road.
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Batteries for Marine Applications
For over six decades, Surrette Battery Company has been manufacturing Rolls-branded premium deep cycle lead acid batteries. Chosen for Marine, Railroad, Renewable Energy and Motive Power applications, Rolls products offer a wide range of voltage and capacity options built with high quality, heavy plate construction and durable, dual-container case design (Series 5000) and are known by customers and industry professionals to provide dependable, long lasting energy storage, backed by an industry-leading warranty.
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Batteries for Snowmobile, ATV, UTV, Motorcycle, Personal Watercraft (PWC) and Scooters Applications
MotoBatt is a manufacturer and global distributor of unique premium Powersports batteries, Battery Chargers and Battery related accessories. We are the creator of and hold patents all over the world for the MotoBatt 4 terminal PowerSports battery that facilitates flexible battery installation across a wide variety of PowerSport vehicles while maintaining an OE like fit. We are proud to be the Official Battery, Battery Charger and Battery Tester of AMA PRO RACING in both the Road Racing and Flat Track venues.
We are very focused on providing common sense solutions to anything within our control that may prevent our dealers from enjoying a successful and robust business venture and our user customers from enjoying the use of and/or riding pleasure of their PowerSports vehicle. MotoBatt is a member of Motorcycle Industry Council and Battery Council International.
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Batteries for Snowmobile, ATV, UTV, Motorcycle, Personal Watercraft (PWC) and Scooters Applications
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