Replacement Battery Recommendations
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P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
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Location: Fresno, CA
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:54 pm quote
I have been using the R12N5.5-3B batteries for a number of years but now that I'm going to have to buy another, I'm wondering if there might be any better options.

Does anyone have any recommendations other than the R12N5.5-3B for my 1980 P200E? I usually ride about 1000 miles a year.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1646
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:10 pm quote
I would go for an AGM but you'll have to keep it on a battery tender since you don't ride too much. I retrofitted a battery on my blue P (non battery EU spec model) cause I needed one for the SIP speedo and an EGT meter to work. Since I didn't need too much "juice" I went for a 5.5Ah SIP battery. You can also fit a 9Ah although it's overkill for a non Elestart model...

Motobatt MB5.5U or MB9U will do. SIP's batteries are also really good...
Addicted
GL, PK, PE200, Rustbadge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 716
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:17 pm quote
I ordered this sealed battery from SIP via Mercato. https://www.sip-scootershop.com/EN/Products/85045000/Battery+12V55Ah+SIP+12N55.aspx?_country=E993AB67-6807-4109-BBED-F6374EBF9F9B&gpc_origin=shopping&gpc_feed_alias=de&gpc_pid=85045000&gclid=CjwKCAiA_f3uBRAmEiwAzPuaM9XlamiImV0fH3-aEVTPPTiiRSscaOzQ_EF7SaxNz34r20WvUg6I2hoCEzsQAvD_BwE

It's only $33 shipped. $23 for the battery and $10 for shipping. It's a little narrower then the battery box but the strap keeps it secure. Shoving a piece of the black box the battery came in next to to the battery secures it more.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1646
Location: Veria, Greece
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:46 pm quote
+1

This is the one I also got...

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Ossessionato
1 Empty Garage Space, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:55 pm quote
+1 for motobatt
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:58 pm quote
Mb9u on the motobatt
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