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post #11 of 22 Old 11-07-12, 18:24 Thread Starter
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Sounds like Shorai is the way to go. I quickly ordered a Powermax early this morning but don't have a whole lot of experience with them. It was cheap, so no big deal if it doesn't work out; may just get a Shorai as backup. I didn't want to wait any longer since the bike is my lifeline! Can't deal with traffic sitting in a cage!
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Still have the OEM.....4 and a half years on. I think its on borrowed time
never on a tender. went flat several times from lack of use. gonna upgrade to one of the newer technology options soon.
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My OE battery in my 2006 D675 died after less than a year - didn't use a battery tender.

Dec 2006 I had the dealer prepare a new OE battery and I installed in in Dec of 2006. Its still in the bike and seems healthy. It has lived on a battery tender when not being ridden. So its still healthy almost 6 years later.

I will replace it soon. When batteries get that old they just suddenly fail. Don't want that hassle.

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Crap, it is the stator. Stranded near the fwy. Kind of a scary experience having your lights go off in the dark.


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I have the orignal still going on 2 years, I only put it on a tender in the winter time. Have had no issues yet.

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Shorai and you can use a regular Battery Tender to charge it if needed.

The OEM lasted 5-years w/ battery tender attached, and was still holding a charge. Decided to replace it with the Shorai as they are so light!

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bought my 675 sept '07, still on OEM battery, tendered only during winter storage

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So, in case anyone wonders, my battery was still good. The stator fried and took out my R/R as well. Both are being replaced with aftermarket units. One area Triumph needs to step it up; electronics are very questionable.


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nevermind already commented

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I have 1.5 years on the original battery, never on a tender, starts up every time without fail. I would love to use a light-weight battery but it is just too cold here as it is regularly below freezing at night and occasionally for weeks at a time. I ride year-round, save for snow.

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