/5 battery

An inexpensive battery for our /5

by Duane Ausherman

My former BMW of Marin manager, Rod Miller, gave me an old battery from a cart designed for the disabled to get around easily.  He had replaced them and told me just how cheap they were.  We both thought that they appeared to be very close in size to the stock battery for the SWB /3.  I measured it as 7.1″ X 3″ X 6.5″.  Thanks to Kim Dromlewicz, the actual size is H x W x D = 6.25” x 7.125” x 3.”  As we thought, it fits.

This is the old battery, and the company ad shows it looking slightly different.

The front

The top

Box front

Box end

Do not search for batteries by application, or you will find much higher prices.  I am trying to learn to search by size and voltage.

I think that this firm may have inexpensive batteries for other motorcycles.  They may have both the small and large /2 batteries.  If you find them, please let me know so that I can list them.

Updated 17 July 2022