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1970 BMW R50/5 Motorcycle

BMW 1970 R50/5 Motorcycle

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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.


YT51913-22 Kinetik 12v 170 CCA Sealed AGM Motorcycle BatteryYT51913-22 Kinetik 12v 170 CCA Sealed AGM Motorcycle BatteryPrice: $88.00Size: 7 1/8 x 3 x 6 9/16 "
C.C.A.: 255 Amp/Hr: 20
Replaces: Standard flooded type 51913, 51814, YTX22L-BS
PC680 Odyssey 12v 170 CCA Power Sport and Motorcycle AGM BatteryPC680 Odyssey 12v 170 CCA Power Sport and Motorcycle AGM BatteryPrice: $117.20Size: 7.27 x 3.12 x 6.67 "
C.C.A.: 170 Amp/Hr: 18
LFX18L1-BS12 Shorai 12v 18 AH PBEq LiFePO4 Power Sports Battery [- +]LFX18L1-BS12 Shorai 12v 18 AH PBEq LiFePO4 Power Sports Battery [- +]Price: $170.95Size: 5.83 x 2.60 x 4.13 "
C.C.A.: 270 Amp/Hr: 18 PbEq
Replaces: YTX16BL, YB16AL-A2, YTX20HL, YT51913-22
SST51913-FP Scorpion Stinger 12v 552 CCA LiFePo4 Extreme High Output BatterySST51913-FP Scorpion Stinger 12v 552 CCA LiFePo4 Extreme High Output BatteryPrice: $149.00Size: 7 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 6 11/16 "
C.C.A.: 552 - As tested Midtronics model #417755 Amp/Hr: *See Notes

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