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Old September 27th, 2016   #11
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I replace mine every 4 years, unless they die sooner.
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Old September 27th, 2016   #12
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I replace mine every 4 years, unless they die sooner.
Have you had any die sooner?

I've been going 5 years.
This one lasted 4.
It gives every indication it has a bad cell.
It will only charge to 11.4v
Then disconnected and sitting overnight it will drop to 10.93.
It does not seem to drop below 10.93 overnight the next day.
It's toast either way.

Should have a new one tomorrow.
One done.

In what could be described as collusion between the ST and the YellowWing it has decided after forty years to shed itself of the Reserve Lighting System and give me fits in tracking that down.
The collusion charge comes from a history of when one coughs the other sneezes.
I swear they conspire with each other.
They no longer park side by side and they decided to make me pay for the outrageous rebuff.
One fixed.
Needs the bypass wiring cleaned up.

Both should be road ready tomorrow.

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Have you had any die sooner?

I've been going 5 years.
This one lasted 4.
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I suspect this is an indication of things to come, build quality, components etc. In time you will be lucky to have them last much beyond their warranty period.
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I suspect this is an indication of things to come, build quality, components etc. In time you will be lucky to have them last much beyond their warranty period.
I'm going with the Shit Happens theory on this one but you may be correct on build quality, components etc.

It was a Yuasa made in Japan.
The first AGM I've had fail.
I'm sticking with Yuasa but going with their Motocross branded battery this time, had good luck with the in the YellowWing.
Motocross branded Yuasa's are OEM in a growing number of motorcycle manufactures.
Unless "early failure" becomes a trend I'm going to stick with the 5 year replacement scheduled.
I prefer non-Chinese products but that is getting harder and harder to do.


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I use Yuasa, Yuasa branded and Scorpion.

None of them bit the dust in less than 4 years.
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I know my original battery (2007) is in its last days; constant slow cranking when starting. The clock reset occurred twice in the last weeks.
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I use Yuasa, Yuasa branded and Scorpion.

None of them bit the dust in less than 4 years.
My last Yuasa died after one season (acting like Paul's). Was wondering, bike was stored on the side stand: does it make a difference for the battery not to be stored/tendered upright?
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My last Yuasa died after one season (acting like Paul's). Was wondering, bike was stored on the side stand: does it make a difference for the battery not to be stored/tendered upright?
No it does not.
Storage/charging on the side stand is no problem.

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I'd suggest storing it long term on its main stand to stop the tyres getting flat spots though.
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No it does not.
Storage/charging on the side stand is no problem.

Paul
Thx. Am not familiar with the innards of the battery and was concerned with one edge of the elements possibly not being fully submerged when at an angle.

Dealer said they seldom see them failing so early and provided a new one, so no complain.
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