blue star wrote:
I have read about different batteries for the R* but they were all for older models. Apparently the 08 and newer use a smaller battery. Anyone have a suggestion for me? I think I am going to need one soon as I still have the original in the bike now.
Whats # (maybe YTX20HL-BS/YT14B-4) battery currently in your bike?
I went to Dekas website they list same battery for 2004-09 RS
,i pasted below what the Deka website stated for your 2008 RS.
ETX20L Battery 2009-2004 1
I also went to 2 other bike battery websites and by application they also listed same battery (YTX20HL-BS = DEKA ETX20L BOTH 310CCA) for older my 06 RS) & your newer (08 RS) .
So thats 3 websites that list same battery for your 08 and older R's so it looks like your newer 08 RS uses same battery as older RS's unless they all ref the same application chart that happens to have a mistake in it.
I say that because i found a 4th site that listed YT14B-4 & GT14B4 GS as the battery for an 08 RS so you need to chk # on the battery in your bike to be sure.
So heres a link to Deka's great high perf AGM maint free 310CCA ETX20L battery thats ready to go when ya get it for $77.95 to your door in 1-2 days tops!
Heres 2 more links to to the 2 other pt# batteries i found listed for your 08 RS .
So in summary depending on what the PT# is on the battery currently in your bike i should have you covered with above links for good quality replacement hi perf AGM batteries that are ready to go as recieved that are priced considerably cheaper then at autozone/advanced auto/Yami
bike shop that show up at your door 1-3 days max post ordering.