Encore Performance & Fabrication is proud to
announce the availability of Hawker Energy's Odyssey Battery
at a new reduced price.
We were impressed by the Odyssey Battery when we
first found out about it a couple of years ago: Imagine, a high amperage
deep discharge battery, that cannot spill, has great vibration resistance,
it can be mounted in virtually any position, does not need trickle charging
(even over winter... it maintains up to 50% of charge for 2 1/2 years),
has a two year free replacement (not pro-rated), it is expected to last
five years, and it is delivered filled and charged.
This battery is physically smaller than the stock battery
in conventionally framed Guzzi's... but what is so cool is that it will
not leak... not even fumes... no more corroded connections... no more paint,
aluminum, or chrome damage... this is the only way to go!
I was sold... but the cost was $150.00... ouch!
Now, this year Hawker Energy decided to get serious
about this market, and figuring they would sell a lot more, they reduced
the price by $50.00!
Think about it... aside from all the other benifits...
at $100.00 each, it makes economic sense too!
This battery will outperform any other, more cranking
power, and faster recharge.
How they do it:
The main ingredient is thin plates of 99% pure lead, these
plates are seperated by glass fiber and compressed under a great deal of
force. The design is referred to as "electolyte starved", there
is only enough acid to coat the outside of the fiber... which kind of works
like a wrung out sponge. No other battery has this technology.
The US DOT has classified the Odyssey as a dry battery,
they can be shipped worry free by UPS or Air. The battery comes fully charged,
ready to go.
Length: 6.70" (170.2mm)
Width: 3.90" (99.1mm)
Height 6.89" (175.0mm)
Terminals: 6mm X 1mm studs
Approximate Weight: 13.23 lbs (6.0 kg)
Yuasa size reference: YB16CLB
Price: $100.00 plus tax and/or shipping
Some modification to cables may be required to fit this
battery in your machine. In motorcycle applications, Yuasa batteries are
the size standards. Most conventional framed Guzzi's take a Yuasa Y60N24ALB
which is 71/4"L x415/16"W x 615/16"H.
(Note: current list price of the Yuasa is $111.75, it is shipped dry and
requires filling with acid and charging to use [we do sell the Taiwanese
version for $58.00 though])
This battery is bigger and stronger than OEM batteries
used in spine frames. It will require removal of the plastic battery tray
and slight alteration to fit. (Hawker energy supplies OEM Guzzi batteries
starting with Sport 1100i) It will replace both batteries in the "Carb