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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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2011 CR: I am pretty sure my battery is the stock battery. It's now 7 years old, but charging well. I know people say replace the battery after 4-5 years. So what do people do with their batteries that are still good, even after 7 years?
I am thinking of buying a new battery, but I am tempted to try and get another year out of it. But like I said, it still is charging well. Your thoughts?

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"If it ain't broke don't fix it."

I still have the original battery in my 2013. I keep it on a Battery Tender brand charger. The only reason I would consider replacing my battery due to age (and no other factor) would be if I were going on a long trip to an area where it would be hard to find a replacement.

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I basically asked the same question here:
https://www.victoryforums.com/34-vict...y-starter.html


Like me ...you know its time to replace that batt..

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like I have said my original battery lasted 8 years. The volt gauge keep jumping around from 14 to 13 to 12 and back to 14. Rode it like that for a week and went and bought a new Yuasa. Gauge never jumped around after new battery.
So take your chances but if you stop for gas and are 50 miles from home or more and battery is dead where you going to get a battery and what kind. Yes auto stores sell bike battery and am sure there pretty good. But now you have to carry the battery back to the bike and hope you have all the tools to put in the new one.
You could pull the headlight wire off so it didn't take all the power and maybe make it home. But why. If you look for a battery check HD shop they use the same battery in the softail I believe and sometimes have a good sale on them

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Consider replacing an older but still good battery like buying insurance. I learned that lesson the hard way when an older battery quit big time on me in nowhere land. That took a lot more out of my wallet than if I had replaced it earlier.
If you order a Duracell AGM on line from Batteries Plus for a store pickup, you'll get a discount. I like the Duracell cuz its US made, has a 2 year 100% replacement guarantee and has dual attachments on each terminal - one on top for the cables and one in front for accessories. Whenever getting a new battery, put it on an automatic trickle charger overnight before installing.
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I was dealing with this same issue last year and made it through the season. I am now doing it all over again. I use my bike anywhere from around town to 200-300 mile days.

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Consider replacing an older but still good battery like buying insurance. I learned that lesson the hard way when an older battery quit big time on me in nowhere land. That took a lot more out of my wallet than if I had replaced it earlier.
If you order a Duracell AGM on line from Batteries Plus for a store pickup, you'll get a discount. I like the Duracell cuz its US made, has a 2 year 100% replacement guarantee and has dual attachments on each terminal - one on top for the cables and one in front for accessories. Whenever getting a new battery, put it on an automatic trickle charger overnight before installing.
do you have a link Ricz? prolly won't be able to pick up one in the store, but i'm sure it can be shipped.

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Best to carry light weight jumper cables.
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Try this MM......
https://www.batteriesplus.com/batter...0cross%20roads

I bought the Duracell Ultra seen lower on the page. Be sure to check for discounts.

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Best to carry light weight jumper cables.
And ONLY jump from another bike. No cars, trucks, bulldozers, drones, or slot racers.

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