Yuasa YTZ14S in a VFR800

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    I was wondering if anyone has put a Yuasa YTZ14S in to a VFR800 instead of a YTZ12S. A store is selling the 14S for cheaper than the 12S. Would there be any issues?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Check the dimensions, the 800fi battery is taller than the vtec.
     
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    I quit putting Yuasa in anything after their prices went through the roof. I get mine from Wally World. They
    seem to last just as long and cost a whole lot less.
     
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    My local stealer wants $265 CAD for a Yuasa battery. I have found them cheaper in the US, once you put shipping, USD to CAD conversion then it is not far off the same price.
    The dimension of the two batteries are identical. The YTZ14S is used in the VFR1200.
     
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    Do it!

    They are the same size externally so I would buy whichever is cheaper. The specs of the two batteries can be found in the official Yuasa battery catalog.

    http://www.yuasabatteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Catalog-2018-Final.x78244.pdf

    Ps it takes ages to download - so wait ..

    Once you have the file you will see the detail specs of both batteries on page 7. Essentially the batteries are the same with the 14 holding marginally more capacity (11.2 compared with 11 amp hours) - so yes it might be marginally better at starting in extreme cold but who rides then?

    There is no reason to think swapping to a 14 will have any material impact on the charging system.

    Hope that helps


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    I always install the 14 as it's cheaper in the UK as well. Same size physically but higher capacity amps wise so what's not to like?

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