Battery Life?

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by earsha, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. earsha

    earsha Member

    21
    11
    0
    hi,

    My battery is starting to concern me. Doesn't quite seem to have as much kick these days. It's about 2 1/2 years old, has gone 32,000 miles and been in LOTS of 100+ degree weather. Try to maintain or just replace it?

    Earsha
     
  2. diljera

    diljera Member

    19
    11
    0
    Replace, or you can always get a tow!

    Diljera
     
  3. trucker

    trucker Member

    19
    11
    0
    Hi earsha

    Get a Bat Tender, and use it...if not riding for a day or 2, plug it in.

    Trucker
     
  4. earsha

    earsha Member

    21
    11
    0
    Been using a battery tender on it during the winter. Other than that, it rarely sits for 2 days. I checked around and the dealership had the best price on batteries by about $12New battery is on tender until morning....

    Earsha
     
  5. boabs

    boabs Member

    20
    11
    0
    What did the batt and tender cost, FMI? At dealer and lowest competitor?
     
  6. earsha

    earsha Member

    21
    11
    0
    New battery at the dealer was about $80. I've seen tenders from just unter $30 up to $45 or so.

    Earsha
     
  7. darknight

    darknight Member

    24
    11
    0
    I would suggest that you definantly get a new battery. I live in the other extreme and have very cold weather. I replace my battery every two years and that has worked out great for me, other than the expense that is.
     
  8. leather&lace

    leather&lace Member

    23
    11
    0
    Usually mine has lasted about 5 years. I think that maybe there is something to the climates that you live in that effects the life of your batteries. Where I live it really stays neutral most of the year, it also helps that my bike is garage kept.
     
  9. aimee750

    aimee750 Member

    28
    11
    0
    My last battery lasted 5 years. I disconnect my battery in the winter, because I can't ride for about five months in the winter. I give it a charge before I hook it back up and for five years it worked very well. Then replaced it. I am on year 3 with my current battery.
     
  10. HarleyLovinFool

    HarleyLovinFool Member

    32
    16
    0
    It sounds as though it's about time for your battery to get replaced. I don't think that simply maintaining it is going to help you any at this point. Once you've gotten a new battery make sure that you maintain it right and it will probably last you a good 5 years or more.