Battery Life

What's the expected life of a factory battery? I used to believe it was 1 year. However, I have an 07 1300T equipped with the original battery that went into service January of 08. It has approximately 6000 miles. It fires up with out hesitation. Am I riding on borrowed time? Thanks for your feedback.


a long time

My original Yuasa battery in my 2007 lasted until spring of 2017 with 18,000 miles. It hadn't actually died yet, but I had it in for other service, and they recommended replacing it. I top it off with a trickle charger about once a month through the winter.

Battery life

My new battery lasted 5 months. Died overnight with no warning. Dealer replaced it free.

Good question

The battery that came with the 1300 is an AGM, or absorbed glass matt, battery, or at least mine is. And they have a longer life span than a conventional battery, or even a gel cell battery. I have the original in my 2007 and it has over 20,000 miles on it and it starts without hesitation also. When I do replace the original battery it will be with the same brand that came with the bike since it has been such a good one, a Yuasa YTX20HL-BS. I may just replace mine next year, if the original makes it through the winter.

Dave #17


Just do a search here on Battery, and you'll get your answer.
Lots of opinions. Ultimately you will have to decide when to replace it.

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I had 2007 up until this

I had 2007 up until this year still had the original . Kept it on trickle charger over the winters . Still worked fine when my ex stole it ! LOL