1970 BMW 500cc R50/5 Motorcycle Batteries
The R50/5 was the smallest of the /5 series that was launched in 1969, though still formidable by the standards of the day. Over 7,800 of these bikes were produced from 1969-1973 all of which cranked out 32 horse power at 6400 rpm. The R50/5 did not come with an electric start initially, many enthusiasts converted it over to electric start after the fact and that is why we list it here. Different people may have put different sized batteries in customized trays, but the most common battery boxes and batteries for BMW’s at the time were the probable choice, and are what is listed here. If you have a converted R50/5 please measure your battery or battery box before buying one of the batteries listed here.
C.C.A.: 280 Amp/Hr: 20
Replaces: Standard flooded type 51913, 51814, YTX22L-BS
C.C.A.: 552 - As tested Midtronics model #417755 Amp/Hr: *See Notes
C.C.A.: 315 Amp/Hr: 21 PbEq
Replaces: HYTX14HL, YTX20HL, HYTX16BHL
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