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Old 11-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Any 5 year old battery needs replaced. It will bite you at a very inconvenient time and you'll be kicking yourself in the end.
That's how I feel about it. 5 years is the average life span. Preventative maintenance works for me. Nothing like finding your battery dead after stopping for a leak out in the boonies.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That pretty much seals it, the wife is getting a brand new battery for Christmas.

I'm too good to that women.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That pretty much seals it, the wife is getting a brand new battery for Christmas.

I'm too good to that women.
Are we still talking about a motorcycle battery? Just checking...
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Any 5 year old battery needs replaced. It will bite you at a very inconvenient time and you'll be kicking yourself in the end.
well thats a bunch of BS considering I just got 7 1/2 years from my original battery. I guess by that logic all girls drink Diet Coke too.
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well thats a bunch of BS considering I just got 7 1/2 years from my original battery. I guess by that logic all girls drink Diet Coke too.
YMMV. Those are guidelines for a well maintained MC. From time to time, you may get more than 5 years from your battery, but your on borrowed time. Don't get stranded due to an old battery. For the cost of a new, it's a cheap update to ensure no down time.
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YMMV. Those are guidelines for a well maintained MC. From time to time, you may get more than 5 years from your battery, but your on borrowed time. Don't get stranded due to an old battery. For the cost of a new, it's a cheap update to ensure no down time.
I don't know anyone who can predict any kind of part failure. So until I see sign that it is indeed failing, I'm going to use it as a fully functional devise. i still stand by my statement.
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I just got one of these. We'll see how it works when we get it installed in a couple of weeks....

It's supposed to tell you battery condition, estimate battery life remaining and warn of battery failure....

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My vol. is an 01 i just replaced the oem battery 2 yerars ago.
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for under $60 you can take the worry out of it and have one less thing to worry about. Pretty cheap insurance really. Realize some will come on and tell you how they got 6..7..8. years out of their battery...then again...you might be out cruising one day in the middle of nowhere..stop for gas or cofee...go to start and uh-oh...think you got your moneys worth out of it.
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for under $60 you can take the worry out of it and have one less thing to worry about. Pretty cheap insurance really. Realize some will come on and tell you how they got 6..7..8. years out of their battery...then again...you might be out cruising one day in the middle of nowhere..stop for gas or cofee...go to start and uh-oh...think you got your moneys worth out of it.
Yeah...so right, DC.

Mine's 8 years old, seems just fine, but I suppose I had better buy a new one real soon.
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