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post #1 of 7 Old 03-06-2019, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

2012 original battery and approx. 18,000 miles. I've been pretty good about keeping battery charged over the winter months. Seems bike is starting to slow down on the cranking effort, might be time for a new battery.


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Mines still kicking after 7 years and I havent noticed any slow downs yet. Always brought it inside during the winter though so that helps alot. I would probably get one before this one dies so your not stranded anywhere.

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This is the battery i would get it if was for me (but get it on eBay for the cheapest price)

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I still have the original battery in my 2011, so it's going on 8 years now.
It's never failed to start on the first crank, but I have ALWAYS kept it on a charger - whether it's stored in my unheated shed for 3 to 4 months during winter, or if it's just sitting for a day or two during riding season.
If it's not being ridden it's on the charger.
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Finally had to replace my factory battery from my 2011 last month. It didn't really die, it just got too weak to fire the ignition coil in conjunction with the headlight, fuel pump, gauges, and cranking. Voltage dropped to low 9's and high 8's when cranking, so it was time for a replacement. I kept mine on a BatteryMinder most of the time when stored, but not all the time. So a good 8 years I was quite happy with.

Replacement was another Yuasa of course.
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Yuasa, of course! My 2011 has about 22,000 miles with the original battery. I don't do anything special with it, just go out and crank up the bike once a week or so during winter. Every now and then plug up the auto charger. When I bought the CBR the battery was dead on the showroom floor so the dealer just replaced it with a new one instead of trying to charge it.
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60,000km and still original battery.

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