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Powersports Batteries FAQ


  • Power Sports Battery FAQ
    Following are a few of our most asked questions regarding our Power Sports batteries. If you have questions that are not covered here, feel free to call our tech line. read more
  • Lithium Iron FAQ
    Shorai LFX batteries contain proprietary eXtreme-Rate Lithium Iron prismatic cells (chemistry LiFePO4). Shorai LFX batteries contain no poisonous lead, no acid, and do not create gasses during charge, as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Compared to lead-acid, Shorai LFX lithium are also extremely light, have much lower self-discharge, do not sulfate, and are environmentally friendly. read more
  • Why Don't You List the AH Rating on the Scorpion Stinger Batteries?
    Scorpion decided to not rate their batteries in AH ratings at all. Instead, they graph out the real performance of the batteries, side by side the best lead-acid and lithium batteries on the market. This gives the user the confidence to know exactly how much starting power your Scorpion Stinger has without giving a confusing and seemingly inflated number or a confusingly low number that is not practical. read more
  • Will I Need to Charge My Motorcycle, ATV, or Snowmobile Battery When it Arrives?
    When you order an AGM maintenance free battery from, it is first filled, charged, and load tested before it is shipped out. This process allows for you to receive your battery ready to install and ride! read more
  • Why is My 12 Volt Battery Reading as 13 Volts?
    All Lead acid batteries are made up of a series of 2.2-volt cells that are bridged together in series to reach their final desired voltage. The actual resting voltage, or the voltage a battery will settle at 12-24 hours after being removed from the charger, is closer to 2.1 volts per cell. read more
  • Does Starting My Motorcycle in the Winter Charge the Battery?
    While starting your bike every few weeks in the winter may be good for the mechanics of it, it could end up harming your battery. Your vehicle's charging system does not truly ramp up until it gets far above idle, sometimes as high as 5000rpm! Unless you hold'er wide open for 10 or 15 minutes, you may not get enough of a charge. You either need to keep it on a decent maintenance charger, such as a Battery Tender, or you need to suck it up and go for a 20+ mile ride every couple weeks! read more
  • What is the difference between Yuasa and Motocross batteries?
    Not much really. Motocross is manufactured in the same factory, the same assembly process, at the same time as the Yuasa. The only difference is the label applied at the end of the manufacturing process. For a more in-depth comparison between the two, check out our Guilty As Charged Blog post: Motocross vs Yuasa. read more
  • What Is The Best Battery Charger For My Motorcycle Battery?
    That depends on the size and voltage of your battery. For the sake of popularity, we’ll cover 12-volt Sealed Lead Acid Motorcycle and Powersport Batteries. If you have a small battery, under 20 AH(Amp/Hrs), the Battery Tender Junior may be the best choice. If you have a larger battery, you may want to use a slightly higher amp charger in order to not overwork your charger. For those larger Motorcycle / ATV batteries that fall within the 21-30 AH range we recommend the Noco Genius G-1100, or if you really want to prolong your batteries life the Battery Minder 1510 is a great desulfating charger for any powersport battery. read more
  • How do I Find a Battery that Fits the Dimensions of a Custom Motorcycle Application?
    If you have a custom application, and need to find a battery that will fit specific dimensions, you can have a look through our complete list of powersports batteries we sell, listed by dimensions, polarity and capacity. read more
  • Why Do You Only Sell AGM Powersports Batteries and not Gel Cell Batteries?
    Gel batteries are a specific type of sealed battery as are AGM batteries. AGM battery technology has all the positive attributes of the Gel Battery but does not require the special charge profile, thus allowing for easier integration without the added cost of purchasing a special charger. In fact, no major Powersports battery manufacturer currently offers Gel batteries for their applications. This includes Yuasa, Scorpion, Westco, Interstate and more. read more
  • How Often Should I Charge My Motorcycle, ATV or Boat Battery?
    You should either charge your battery every 30 days or so, or consider getting a smart charger to maintain your battery all the time. These new smart chargers will hold the voltage at its prime voltage, while reducing the current to almost nil, thus preventing overcharge even when left on for months at a time. A battery will self-discharge over time, even while not in use or connected to anything, thus the benefit of constant maintenance charger. read more
  • Does My Motorcycle Have a Gel Cell battery?
    Except for a few European bikes such as limited BMW and Ducati models, AGM is the standard battery type. In almost all motorcycles that have sealed batteries, that sealed battery is an AGM, not a Gel. In fact, if you were to find a correctly sized Gel battery, it is very likely that using it in your snowmobile, ATV, or motorcycle will lead to early battery failure. read more
  • Did I Receive a Bad Battery?
    When we ship our maintenance free AGM powersports batteries, they are pre-filled, charged and ready to install. These batteries are sealed and considered “dry” batteries. Because our batteries are freshly activated you may occasionally see small acid stains on the packaging. However, if there is a pool of acid on the box or packaging this is NOT considered normal. If this is the case, please contact us as soon as possible. read more
  • Do I Need a Special Battery for My ATV with a Winch?
    The short answer is that Powersports batteries are just not designed to handle the amp draw of a winch. They are not made for deep cycling, only for starting. That being said, in the real world, we have winches. Having a higher CCA is a bit helpful, but what you really want is higher storage amps, and a battery capable of deep cycle. read more
  • Can I Use a Battery Tender on my Shorai Battery?
    While your typical Battery Tender charger is compatible with these LiFeP04 batteries, Shorai says you should use a Battery Tender "only if you really need to". The best charger to use on a Shorai Battery is their Sho-BMS01 LFX charger. Using Shorai's own charger will enable the battery to reach the possible lifespan of 5-7 years. Be aware of what Shorai says is considered safe and not safe when it comes to charging their batteries. If you have any other questions, give us a call at 541-474-4421. read more
  • What Do I Do With My Old Dead Battery?
    When you see a price for a new battery at, there is no core charge. What you see is what you get. Please do not send us your old batteries by mail. Not only is it expensive, but it may be considered hazardous. However, if you stop by any of our locations, you can drop off your old battery and we'll gladly take it off your hands. Free of charge. Any business that sells batteries will also accept them for battery recycling. read more

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