Westco vs Odyssey batteries

Westco vs Odyssey batteries

Postby SS » Sat Jun 14, 2003 7:34 am

I saw/read the postings regarding the Westco battery, everyone seems very happy with their batteries.



I would appreciate any feedback on the Hawker Odyssey battery :?: .



I'm leaning toward the Odyssey (sealed dry cell), because I found only a very small difference in cost delivered to my house (about $15.00) :o .



Anyone own an Odyssey battery :?:

Any charger(or battery tender) differences or charging technique differences :?:

I'm not well versed on the technology differences of AGM vs. sealed dry cells :?



My charging system is working fine, but I need to replace the battery in my 80 project bike, and the 82 is my regular driver, so the 80 gets the "hand me down battery" :)



Your comments/suggestions are appreciated :idea:
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Postby Fondahonda » Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:10 pm

Hawker refers to their Odyssey as a sealed dry cell, but it's AGM technology, same as the Westco. Read their FAQ #6 at this link.



http://www.odysseyfactory.com/odyfaq.htm#6



And they give specific charger recommendations. See "Proper Charger Selection", and "Selecting Charger Voltage and Current" at this link



http://www.odysseyfactory.com/odycharg.htm



I have no complaints against the Westco I bought for my 1100F (works great, perfect fit) so I'm going to stick with them when it's time to replace the battery in my CBX.
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Postby Jim-Jim » Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:54 pm

I just put in a new Westco battery and WOW !!! :shock: :shock: It spun the engine over like a flash. The specs state it is a 24 AH battery; the vendor told me it has 350 Cranking Amps capacity!!!! As I recall, the Odessy is an 18AH battery (I think because of its smaller size). I was impressed with the Odessy when I first got it because it spun the engine better than the standard wet cell battery but the Westco just blew me away!! I got it from batterystuff.com and it cost $74 with free shipping. I definetely recomment it. :D :D :D
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Postby SS » Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:56 am

Thanks :!: for your input on the Westco Battery, I ordered one this morning (it should be here sometime late this week).



Thanks again you guys 8)
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Postby SS » Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:53 pm

WOW :!: :!: :!: I ordered a Westco battery for the 82 X, (on Monday, AM) from BatteryStuff.com, and it arrived before noon today, (3.5 day service, store to door).



What great service :shock: and to top it all off the product appears to be a top drawer product. It spins the engine VERY fast, and seems like no effort starting the bike.



The best thing of all is NO VENT TUBE :!: :!:



Jim-Jim & Fondahonda, super referal :D Tanks :D
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Postby jdeatsch » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:29 am

so my Buddy bought a Westco for his bike and for mine. (What can I say?)



I love it. The thing FILLS the battery box. It SPINS that engine like mad (heck, it even starts it) and no tube.



Life is good.



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Postby Jeffrey Blanding » Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:51 pm

I have installed the WestCo 'AGM' maintanence free batteries in all of my bikes to date, except my recent purchase ('83 CX650 Turbo); it is the next item on my "to do" list.

I HIGHLY recommend their product; they are Awesome in each bike!

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