Lith batteries in YZs

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5/16/2018 10:26 AM

Have 2 18 model 450fs One battery has died at 9.5 hours and other keeps going to sleep ( 10 volts or less) Is Yamaha doing anything for the customers or is it tuff shit. South St louis dealer quoted me $404 for battery when they only retail for $329. They now have a Antigravity battery listed for replacement. Retail $159. So are we just stuck with this junk batteries?

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5/16/2018 10:33 AM

I think yamaha has an upgrade battery $179 on their site. Gytr section i believe.

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5/16/2018 10:37 AM

Go to an aftermarket LI battery. Better quality and much better life as well as more power.

Paw Paw

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5/16/2018 10:37 AM

racer369 wrote:

Have 2 18 model 450fs One battery has died at 9.5 hours and other keeps going to sleep ( 10 volts or less) Is Yamaha doing anything for the customers or is it tuff shit. South St louis dealer quoted me $404 for battery when they only retail for $329. They now have a Antigravity battery listed for replacement. Retail $159. So are we just stuck with this junk batteries?

Honda is having the same issue, SOL there also.

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5/16/2018 11:39 AM

There is a reason the factory Yamaha's are using Speedcell's in their bike. Better quality and less than Antigravity. www.speedcell.com

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5/16/2018 11:53 AM

The batteries are junk to say the least. Yamaha has already changed the part number for them on their fiche. I had les than 5 hours on my and it came in the crate dead. My dealership bought me one on the GYTR accessories batteries and are going to hash out getting reimbursed by Yamaha.

This should be a recall item for sure. I would say they are at about and 80% failure rate right now from the people who I know that own them.

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5/16/2018 12:15 PM

We have been riding/racing our 18 450 since November with no issues....

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5/16/2018 5:06 PM

racer369 wrote:

Have 2 18 model 450fs One battery has died at 9.5 hours and other keeps going to sleep ( 10 volts or less) Is Yamaha doing anything for the customers or is it tuff shit. South St louis dealer quoted me $404 for battery when they only retail for $329. They now have a Antigravity battery listed for replacement. Retail $159. So are we just stuck with this junk batteries?

Just curious, do you charge it between rides?

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5/17/2018 12:37 AM

MotoX85 wrote:

The batteries are junk to say the least. Yamaha has already changed the part number for them on their fiche. I had les than 5 hours on my and it came in the crate dead. My dealership bought me one on the GYTR accessories batteries and are going to hash out getting reimbursed by Yamaha.

This should be a recall item for sure. I would say they are at about and 80% failure rate right now from the people who I know that own them.

Did you read your manual when you got the 18

It actually says in there that they arrive in the crates in a "Sleep Mode" and need to be fully charged before the first ride.

Has anyone here who are having problems, fully recharged the battery with a lithium battery charger then continued to have problems?

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