Your factory Yamaha TW200 battery should last you a great amount of time, but all depending on how well you maintain the battery. The longer you can keep your TDUB’s battery functioning properly, the less frequently you’ll need to replace it. Not to mention the frustration of hoping on and finding you have a dead battery, the diagnosing of the issue, the time it takes to research the type of battery you need, and the expense of frequent replacements. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to extend the life of your Yamaha TW200 battery, so you can spend less time worrying about your battery life and more time RIDING!
KEEP IT CHARGED!
The absolute best thing you can do to keep your TW200 battery working stronger for longer is to make sure it stays charged. If you ride your TDUB daily, the alternator should take care of charging the battery while you ride. BUT, it’s important to note that normal riding may not be enough to fully charge the battery after the bike has been sitting for long periods. Just hoping on for a quick blast to the corner store or after the battery has has accidentally been completely depleted may not be enough!
For example, if you accidentally leave your headlight on overnight or keep your GPS unit plugged in and find that the battery has died in the morning, the stator in your bike may not provide enough power to fully replenish the charge after you jump start the engine. In this case, you may need to connect your battery to an external charger/maintainer such as the Battery Tender Junior 12V Charger and Maintainer.
If you keep your bike in storage for weeks or months at a time, you’ll need to invest in a motorcycle battery charger. Even if you are not “storing” your bike long-term, such as for the winter, you should still own a “battery tender” specifically for your TDUB! Those two-week stints of “NO TDUBBIN” come unexpectedly or due to other commitments and turns into four weeks of “NO TDUBBIN!” thus it is nice to keep your battery in tip top shape!
IS MY TW200 BATTERY BEYOND REPAIR?
The only way to know the state of your battery for certain is to use a battery tester such as the Innova 3300 Hands-Free Digital Multimeter. This accessory determines the health of your battery in a matter of seconds, so you can find out if a good charging session will do the trick, or if it’s time to purchase a replacement battery for your TW200.
WHAT BATTERY COMES STOCK IN THE TW200?
Lets start with the stock standard basic battery that a Yamaha TW200 is delivered to showroom floors with.
The factory Yamaha battery replacement part number is: 1JE-82110-61-00 BATTERY ASSY (GS GM7CZ-3D). The part number has been Superseded by GM7-CZ3D0-00-00 – GM7CZ3D GS BATTERY.
As you can see on the battery, “GS YUASA” is the manufacture of the battery.
Yuasa Battery, Inc. has been manufacturing powersports batteries in the United States to uncompromisingly high standards since 1979. Yuasa is the largest American manufacturer and distributor of batteries for motorcycles, snowmobiles, scooters, all terrain vehicles, side by sides and personal watercraft.
Yuasa’s parent company, GS Yuasa located in Japan, celebrates its 100th anniversary. GS Yuasa has the 2nd largest share of the global lead-acid battery market, manufacturing batteries for automotive, motive-power, and powersport markets. The “GS” in GS Yuasa is Genzo Shimadzu. They started manufacturing Japan’s first lead-acid storage batteries in 1895!
Let’s take a closer look into the Yuasa YB7C-A battery specifications:
YUASA YB7C-A Battery Details (P/N: M227CY)
|YuMicron – High Performance, Conventional
|CCA @ -18°C
5 1⁄8 in. x 3 9⁄16 in. x 4 1⁄2 in.
|130mm x 90mm x 114mm
Interstate Battery – P/N# IB7C-A. The specifications and sizing of the Interstate Battery is the same as the Yuasa battery, it just has an IB part # for Interstate Batteries. This is Interstate Battery’s Conventional powersport battery line offering high cranking power at a great value! Find an Interstate Battery dealer near you: https://www.interstatebatteries.com/location-finder
POWER SOURCE BATTERIES
POWER SOURCE BATTERIES WPZ7S
The Power Source Battery is found in many motorcycle shops! We sold a ton of these batteries at Gustin Motorsports when I was living in California. The YWPZ7S is a suitable replacement for the YAMAHA 1JE-82110-61-00 Battery.