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post #1 of 24 Old 02-22-2017, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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When Will My Motorcycle Battery Die?



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It depends where the bike lives: Hot and cold climates are both harder on batteries than temperate climes, and bikes that get ridden regularly are easier on batteries than ones that sit for months – though a good battery tender with a float feature negates much of that. In fact, I was bragging about the Shorai lithium-iron battery in my bike not long ago, which must be seven years old now and has never seen a charger, when my friend Jim said big deal, the original equipment sealed AGM battery in his VFR lasted 9.5 years, and his 21-year old Ducati is only on its second battery. So, sealed batteries can last a long time especially if you’re OCD about maintenance.

According to several sources including BatteryStuff.com, though, your 12.3-volt reading means your battery may be on its way to Nirvana; a fully charged one should read 12.7 volts or above. Since you like to play with your voltmeter, there are instructions to “stress test” your battery at the same page, along with a lot of other battery tidbits that will let you know for certain if it’s time to replace.

Send your moto questions to AskMOAnything@motorcycle.com. If we don’t know the answer, we know who does, and if they don’t know we’ll make up something reasonable-sounding. What do you want for free?
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My motorcycle battery will die when I need it most.

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Considering that the oem battery is still working in the '09......... when it dies I'll worry about it then.

Pretty much every ride is at least one hour, with no additional electrical loads on the system.
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Is this person a sponsor.

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Battery will die when you need it most. Already said and so true.
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On my 07 that blew up las march in 2016 it had the original battery from 07 and i have left the bike on the on side with out it being on for like 2:30 hours and it started in the first push of the ignition. Lol I just have good luck on batteries

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On my 07 that blew up las march in 2016 it had the original battery from 07 and i have left the bike on the on side with out it being on for like 2:30 hours and it started in the first push of the ignition. Lol I just have good luck on batteries
Now you just jinxed yourself. Give it a few months
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It will die...when I leave the ignition on then go on vacation...$77 mistake I'll never make again.

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There is one other item not mentioned. Having a battery that is on it's way out makes the charging system work overtime.
SO if you like your stator and voltage rectifier don't wait for the battery to flat line, you are stressing other components and might end up needing to replace more than a battery..

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Is this person a sponsor.

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It's actually a post from the site owners, and their forum aggregator app, Motorcycle.com.
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It's actually a post from the site owners, and their forum aggregator app, Motorcycle.com.
LOL, so that's a OH YES..
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My battery will never die.

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