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My 10 year old battery finally went over the rainbow with Dorothy & Toto

Had to replace Suzy's battery. Went with a Motobatt MBTX12U. The OE bat had 10 AH, this one has 14. Has a 2 year warranty.

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My original went out this spring. Of course it was during a charity ride. Thank goodness I had a friend that worked at a cycle shop. He ran over to the shop and grabbed me a battery to finish the ride.
That's the kind of service that keeps me a loyal customer of theirs.
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Had to replace Suzy's battery. Went with a Motobatt MBTX12U. The OE bat had 10 AH, this one has 14. Has a 2 year warranty.
Ten years is pretty good, mine went at about 7 years. It still worked, but was starting to crank slow and I didn't want to find out the hard way it was done!
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I got maybe one day warning, that is slow cranking-then nothing. Deader n' Dixie. But, 10 years, I got my money's worth, LOL. Turned old one in to recycling center-got 96 cents, Woo Hoo!

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Just replaced mine after 10 years! It had started cranking slow. When I went to replace it found one of the leads loose! Doh!!!!

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Did you have a maintainer on it during off season? 10 years is awesome!!!!!
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Did you have a maintainer on it during off season? 10 years is awesome!!!!!
Yes, I keep a maintainer on both our bikes. I do think that makes the battery last longer

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13 years and still starting the bike.
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13 years and still starting the bike.
That is impressive

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That is impressive
The one in my Yamaha scooter is a year older.

I don't use a battery tender.
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