battery life

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battery life

Post by Brad's 2nd time » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:09 am

how long do most of you get out of a battery, first season with a Goldwing wondering what kind of life expectancy I`ll get from the battery

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Re: battery life

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:13 pm

I'm going on 6 years with a Canadian Tire wet cell although I just purchased a replacement because I thought it let me down last fall. Turned out that one of my alternator brushes was hanging up so the battery is probably fine.

Battery life has too many variables. Depends on the type, quality and the owner maintenance.
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Re: battery life

Post by harvey01 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:44 pm

Ditto on cbx4evr's comments on the life expectancy of a battery has too many variables in addition to those neted, the initialization of the battery can be critical. I urge everyone to go the Yuasa website and read their technical manual which is available as a download. Full of great tips.

Also the type battery maintainer can have a big effect on battery life.
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Re: battery life

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:34 pm

Get a Battery Tender Jr., and plug it in whenever you're not riding your bike. I have batteries that are 5+ years old that are still working like new thanks to the Battery Tender.

I'd also recommend an AGM battery over a wet-cell battery.

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