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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Battery replacement

I have a 2012 750 EPS. All stock. Battery went and needs to be replaced. Battery is stock and only has what I believe to be a Kawasaki part number of 26012-0107. Can I just use a 12V lawn and garden battery that matches in size and configuration but with higher cranking amps? Or is this a special battery?
Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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Take the old battery in to NAPA or Walmart etc. to ensure getting the right one. I used NAPA. Price is reasonable if you stay with a lawn tractor battery, if you want to go "whole hog" go with Odyssey or Optima but take money

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Thank you Ghmpm!

So a "Lawn Care" battery will work fine? Nothing special about the stock Kawasaki battery. I just do not want to have any trouble out on the trail....
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Nothing special about the battery. Just make sure dimensions and cranking amps are the same or little higher etc.

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Yes the battery is identical in size and has the same positive and negative posts. The cranking amps are higher 350 @ 0 degrees F. Compared to the stock battery 275 @ 32 degrees F.
I will give it a go.
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Thank you Ghmpm!

So a "Lawn Care" battery will work fine? Nothing special about the stock Kawasaki battery. I just do not want to have any trouble out on the trail....
I have been using one since early June. No problems! My original battery only lasted about 18 months, so I chose NOT to use a Kawasaki battery LOL

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I have been using one since early June. No problems! My original battery only lasted about 18 months, so I chose NOT to use a Kawasaki battery LOL
I have a 2016. Still running the original battery. I suppose I should start looking. Wouldn't want it to fail at just the wrong time! But so far, its given me no reason to worry.

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PC925? Odyssey. Lawn mower gonna leave ya stranded. Junk. IMOP.

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My logic is I could go with an Odyssey or use a NAPA lawn tractor and replace it every year and STILL come out ahead money wise... If you want to spend 200+ for a UTV battery go for it. I am cheap and don't spend that much on my truck battery LOL.

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My logic is I could go with an Odyssey or use a NAPA lawn tractor and replace it every year and STILL come out ahead money wise... If you want to spend 200+ for a UTV battery go for it. I am cheap and don't spend that much on my truck battery LOL.
I get it. If you were up here ya would. Stranded in mnts in cold, not cool. Heck my lawn mowers batt don't last long. Error towards quality where ya can afford to if ya can. Or get harbor freight batt jump box. That's what Im using till stocker takes a crap then I will buy an Ody or yellow top. Once I left radio on for 20 minutes and I was done. Stocker. Not again, they get weak and ya don't realize it till too late. Keep in mind the abuse, bouncing around cause bad cells in poor quality batts.

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I am running 2010. Nervous a little will carry jumpmpack when I remember. Thought adding second battery and diode would be interesting.

Lawn mower batter is not big enough. I take old bike batteries and put in mowers. Not sure why you would even consider lawn, why not add, which is what is, or bike.
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