Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Some of it depends on the battery. I've had some that barely lasted a year, and others that have run strong for several years. When you get a battery at a local shop, check and see if they offer a "lifetime" battery. That would be best. It's usually a cheap lead/acid battery, but even if you have to have it replaced every year, showing them the receipt, it will soon pay for itself. I did that once, and had the battery replaced by the shop 4-6 times over the years. I wasn't too happy, though, when the shop went belly up, as I had to find a new place to get my batteries, and had to pay for it again. The one I have now, I got online (AGM type which was only $32). It's only been in the bike for a year, but still going strong. Had to put it on my tender once, so far, but I usually ride every day 8-10 miles each way to work and back.
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke,
tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"