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post #1 of 4 Old 11-11-2017, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Battery died on me

This past summer while riding, my battery gave up on me in the middle of no-where.

AAA got me to an O'Reilly's that was open (no motorcycle shops near me) and he was able to find me a battery that would fit. I'm thinking it was made for a lawnmower, garden tractor, etc.

The battery has worked just fine and I haven't worried about it since.

But my question is: Can I expect this battery to last as well as a regular motorcycle battery, Yuasu, etc?

Thanks, JimSTer
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-11-2017, 05:15 PM
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It is hard to know. I'd would just keep riding and monitoring it. I've had different experiences with different brands, different types, and at different prices. IMHO, none of it matters because I've had good / bad ones no matter what I did. Again, just ride it until it starts having a problem but have another source at hand.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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I replaced a battery with one from Oreilly's once. It was made in China and lasted 6 months and died far from home. Just my experience.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-12-2017, 01:27 AM
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If you keep your bike for long enough, a dead battery due to old age, it is bound to happen. The question is should one carry jumper leads for this event, so any motorist can help you. Then what gauge wire should these leads be. I have used home-made jumper leads to start a flat motorcycle battery but they got reasonably warm while jump starting the bike. Note: For those that have never tried to use their bike battery to jump start another bike battery, your bike must be turned off at the time of any jump starting assistance or you may blow your ECU, plus your bike battery must be in good condition or else you may end up with two flat batteries.
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