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Molto Verboso
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Hey. I need to change my battery on my 06 LX150. First, other than dealer (which is probably a ripoff) where do I get a new battery. Second, to install, there is a clear tube running down the side of my battery. I know Pos and Neg contacts...what is this clear tube? Thanks.
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order a sealed battery-- yuasa YTX12-BS
search online, or hit a motorcycle store alot of bikes use this battery.

you'll also need a a different battery tray to fit the bigger and better battery. you can pick one up from the dealer or motorsport. just ask for the updated battery tray.

the clear tube is the vent for the wet battery. you won't need it anymore so just yank it through and toss it.

best,
-greasy
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Sweet sealed Battery
Hey Mr. Greasy do they make a Sealed Battery for a 71 Vespa Rally?

I havent seen one yet.
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Re: Sweet sealed Battery
Lucky Bastard wrote:
Hey Mr. Greasy do they make a Sealed Battery for a 71 Vespa Rally?

I havent seen one yet.
i'm sure that somebody does, but i don't have that information stored in my tiny little brain.

i've eliminated the batteries from most all of my bikes...

how's the new rally treating ya?

best,
-greasy
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Sorry for posting on this old thread.

So if I wanted the YTX12-BS I just buy one and ask the vespa dealer for the updated battery try.
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minibonds battery
munibonds i have a 03 vespa et4 i think battery for your 06 lx150 should be same, i bought a sealed battery identicle fit from napa, battery # BS12 for about $50 about half vespa price good battery. hope this helps
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Lucky wrote:
Sorry for posting on this old thread.

So if I wanted the YTX12-BS I just buy one and ask the vespa dealer for the updated battery try.
yes.
fyi, the YTX12 runs about 110 bux retail. you *might* be able to find it cheaper online.

i can't recall the price of the battery tray. i wanna say aroun 12bux or so.

anyhow, the ET4 battery tray and the "updated" battery tray are pretty much the same thing.

best,
-greasy
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Sealed Battery's
Try RS Components for Yuasa sealed batteries, I got them on my classics, I've never had a problem with them and they last a lot longer than standard, in fact I hav'nt had to replace one yet after a couple of years using them. I'll be getting one for my GT when the battery eventually goes t-ts up.....Paul

Greasy125, As helpfull as ever with your advice and useful information, putting many a mind to rest in difficult situations, you my friend are a diamond, keep up the good work. Just thought I'd had to say that...........
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Not sure where you guys are getting your prices from. There is a place here in St. Cloud that has them for $49, batteries Plus caries them for around $55, and the local Suzuki shop caries them for $76. I only paid $63 after a discount . Well I will be ordering a battery tray shortly to fit the new battery. I do however need to find two new bolts and nuts to fit the battery.
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