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Old 02-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Need a battery, cost seems to have gone way up.



About three years ago I went with a buddy to buy a Yuasa battery for his 929, it was around 75.00. I now need a battery for my RR, called around and prices are 120-140. Geez, is that what they cost now.

I bought a big heavy duty battery for my truck for less.


where can I get one reasonable, or are those prices reasonable?
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go to wal mart....great batts, for ALOt less money.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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About three years ago I went with a buddy to buy a Yuasa battery for his 929, it was around 75.00. I now need a battery for my RR, called around and prices are 120-140. Geez, is that what they cost now.

I bought a big heavy duty battery for my truck for less.


where can I get one reasonable, or are those prices reasonable?


i shelled out 136.00 plus tax for a battery for my busa... way too much money..
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks Sol.

I'll check them out.
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I recently had to buy a new battery for my 250- it was $100- Wal mart didn't have the one I needed.
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i shelled out 136.00 plus tax for a battery for my busa... way too much money..
Yeah I would like to retract my statement, "are those prices reasonable", no they are not reasonable, but seems that is what they charge us.
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take your batt with you tho...

you might have to open boxes to find the one you need.
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Yeah I would like to retract my statement, "are those prices reasonable", no they are not reasonable, but seems that is what they charge us.
yep. and they got ya when you have limited space and have to buy one that fits.. its a rip off..
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:20 PM   #10
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The costs will continue to go up, including Walmarts, Interstates and everyone else.

The reason why?

The price of lead.

What with Chinas recent "industrialization" they're using far more lead in the production of their goods and the supply vs the demand has gone up, so lead based products like batteries will go up.

We were told last week by several of our battery suppliers to expect to see a 15% to 90% increase in pricing across the board.:/:
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My buddy got a battery @ AutoZone for his R6 for $27. That was price matching wal-mart cause they were out. Works just as well, no need on spending that much $$$
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That reminds me, does anyone have a battery for an 04 R1.
The Yamaha place charges I think 160ish for factory.
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The costs will continue to go up, including Walmarts, Interstates and everyone else.

The reason why?

The price of lead.

What with Chinas recent "industrialization" they're using far more lead in the production of their goods and the supply vs the demand has gone up, so lead based products like batteries will go up.

We were told last week by several of our battery suppliers to expect to see a 15% to 90% increase in pricing across the board.:/:
Exactly. I have a client in Atlanta that is a global supplier of lead-acid batteries (you should be able to figure out who) that says lead makes up 50% of their direct cost of production. Over the last 18 month, lead prices have risen from about $1,800/ton to a high of nearly $4,000/ton. Even with active recycling efforts, that makes a huge direct impact on costs. And, since most of their major customers (aftermarket resellers, OEM providers, etc) have lead pricing escalators built into their contracts, the increase comes directly through to you as an end-consumer.

Sucks, but it is what it is. That 15% - 90% increase Patrick mentions is probably about right, actually...

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