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Lifespan of stock R1200RT Battery

Two years into a stock RT battery, no problems, have it on a trickle charger as per recommendations by guys at the shop most of the time.

Just wanted to know how many months your RT battery lasted before it failed or started to give you problems and you purchased a new one.

I'm taking a ride out from San Diego to Colorado and a ride from San Diego to Sturgis this year and if they start failing around 30 months I'd just go ahead and pick one up now, rather than be waiting for the UPS guy to show up when I'm in some podunk place in the middle of nowhere.

Also, what's the most popular replacement.
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Two dealer warranty replacements , still cranked slow when sub freezing . I gave up an replaced with an Oddesy . I tryed a test push start a big no go , would not turn over just skid . So if she flatlines out on the road jumper cables are the only chance .

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3 years and about 28K miles. Weak batteries play havoc on your bike computer/electronics. Also popped for a PC680 Odyssey battery. I would recommend to my friends to replace it early.
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They don't go from "Good" to "Good Grief!" overnight. You will notice hard starting long before the battery goes completely dead, especially if you use a battery conditioner every so often.

The AGM battery is a standard size, and you can get a replacement at Batteries Plus, or shipped overnight from a dozen different vendors on the net, so I wouldn't worry too much about it if you take standard tools when you travel.

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Bought 2009 RT June 2009.
Replace it last month per buyers request. He payed for it.
On a battery tender over the winter
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Two years into a stock RT battery, no problems, have it on a trickle charger as per recommendations by guys at the shop most of the time.

Just wanted to know how many months your RT battery lasted before it failed or started to give you problems and you purchased a new one.

I'm taking a ride out from San Diego to Colorado and a ride from San Diego to Sturgis this year and if they start failing around 30 months I'd just go ahead and pick one up now, rather than be waiting for the UPS guy to show up when I'm in some podunk place in the middle of nowhere.

Also, what's the most popular replacement.
I'm about 30 months on my OEM battery. The bikes sits for several days each week and always keep it on a trickle charger. So far it seems fine. Have investigated replacements and am considering the lithium Shorai battery.

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Living in temp range of 50 to 100 F.
Mine lasted in excess of 4 years. Actually I changed before any issues at 4.5 years.
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I suggest not leaving your tender connected for long periods of time. One day every week or two is plenty. Also push starting will work as long as there's enough current left to charge the fuel rail and you use third gear (not first) to do your push start.


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I just changed mine, just over 3 years after purchasing from new.

I ride virtually the whole year round, only stopping when there is ice / snow on the road. I think that this year with the winter that would not quit, caused the battery to fail. As I ride regularly, and she is outside all the time - I rarely use the trickle charger. SO I am not too displeased by how long it lasted. The garage believes that between 2-3 years is normal, depending on usage & conditions.

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[QUOTE=Solo6]They don't go from "Good" to "Good Grief!" overnight. You will notice hard starting long before the battery goes completely dead, especially if you use a battery conditioner every so often.

Hi Solo have to agree to disagree with you there - was out on my 2009 GS no sign of hard starting did about 200 k and stopped at a service station ATM to draw some money - when I came out stone dead no start - got the service station to hook up booster battery to start and then rode home - also had this happen to me with my Ford V6.
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I suggest not leaving your tender connected for long periods of time. .............
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I'm about 30 months on my OEM battery. The bikes sits for several days each week and always keep it on a trickle charger. So far it seems fine. Have investigated replacements and am considering the lithium Shorai battery.
I am also two years into a stock battery on my 2011 RT - the Shorai lithium sounds good but I have no idea what the cost is. You cannot lose anyway if you believe their ad I quote " LFX Lithium-Iron batteries are 70% to 80% lighter than lead acid batteries improving handling while reducing fuel consumption" if anyone believes that they still believe in the tooth fairy
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Bought Bike May of 2009 about 10K miles, Original battery 4 years going strong!And I have a ton of accessories, but through a Centech AP-2.

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They don't go from "Good" to "Good Grief!" overnight. You will notice hard starting long before the battery goes completely dead, especially if you use a battery conditioner every so often.

Hi Solo have to agree to disagree with you there - was out on my 2009 GS no sign of hard starting did about 200 k and stopped at a service station ATM to draw some money - when I came out stone dead no start - got the service station to hook up booster battery to start and then rode home - also had this happen to me with my Ford V6.
I've never had this happen, and you've had it happen twice. Maybe batteries are allergic to you . . ?

Seriously, your experience is a statistical blip, so we can say that GENERALLY this doesn't happen.

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I am two and a half years into mine and since it was a leftover, I have no idea how old it really is. The bike was built in January of 2009 and I bought it November 2010. Anyway, this past winter it was a bit slow on days where the temps were in the low 30's. It's still doesn't crank fast like the Jap bikes I owned. It never did. I imagine I will get a surprise at some point where it will go click...I'll probably buy an Odessey if I am proactive.

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I'm still on the original RT battery from 2006, guess I should get a new one soon. The Oddesy is looking pretty attractive.

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I am also two years into a stock battery on my 2011 RT - the Shorai lithium sounds good but I have no idea what the cost is. You cannot lose anyway if you believe their ad I quote " LFX Lithium-Iron batteries are 70% to 80% lighter than lead acid batteries improving handling while reducing fuel consumption" if anyone believes that they still believe in the tooth fairy
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Why not?
Because chargers are not perfect and things like corrosion on the connections can interfere with proper charging of the battery. Besides, if one day every two weeks is sufficient, the other 13 days you are just wasting electricity. Overcharging can ruin a battery just like complete discharge. Granted, a fully automatic charger can theoretically be left connected indefinitely, but I'm not willing to trust my hundred dollar battery to a float charger without checking it regularly. I'm much more comfortable letting it partially discharge and then checking it after a few hours to see that it has recharged properly. This will also give you early warning when it starts to go bad. When they get weak, they charge up too quickly or not at all.


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I have been considering the same thing as I am getting ready for a 4 day trip up to the Pacific Northwest. I have had the original battery for 5 years/30,000 miles. I ride about 8 months out of the year, rest of the time stored in my garage and on a charger every two weeks or so. I have not noticed any issues with the battery but like you don't want to take a chance for my trip, so looking to change it out. The Oddesy seems like a nice battery and cheaper but if my original has done this well, why go with a different make?
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Because chargers are not perfect and things like corrosion on the connections can interfere with proper charging of the battery. Besides, if one day every two weeks is sufficient, the other 13 days you are just wasting electricity. Overcharging can ruin a battery just like complete discharge. Granted, a fully automatic charger can theoretically be left connected indefinitely, but I'm not willing to trust my hundred dollar battery to a float charger without checking it regularly. I'm much more comfortable letting it partially discharge and then checking it after a few hours to see that it has recharged properly. This will also give you early warning when it starts to go bad. When they get weak, they charge up too quickly or not at all.
Thanks. I was curious about your reasoning. I agree with all of them, but I do have my charger connected all the time. It's not that I "trust" my charger, but I can see the status light of the charger every time that I step into my garage, and so I can tell if something is amiss.

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I suggest not leaving your tender connected for long periods of time. One day every week or two is plenty. Also push starting will work as long as there's enough current left to charge the fuel rail and you use third gear (not first) to do your push start.

I'm curious about your suggestion. I have tender that's supposed to monitor and trickle charge as needed. Why do you recommend not leaving it connected?

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I suggest not leaving your tender connected for long periods of time. One day every week or two is plenty. Also push starting will work as long as there's enough current left to charge the fuel rail and you use third gear (not first) to do your push start.

Oops, never mind. I think you already answered my question to someone else.

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I had one on my bike for over 3 months last year as I had surgery and I couldn't ride. There were no ill effects.

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Just pulled my stock battery out after 6.5 years and 33K miles, and it was still cranking like new.
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Mine died this spring @ 4yrs/8K miles.
Replaced it with a WestCo AGM.
I think the electrics on these bikes have a pretty heavy drain factor.
When I hook her up to the trickle charger, it almost always takes 30+ minutes to top off.
On my other bikes, it's like ~5 minutes.
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Mine died this spring @ 4yrs/8K miles.
Replaced it with a WestCo AGM.
I think the electrics on these bikes have a pretty heavy drain factor.
When I hook her up to the trickle charger, it almost always takes 30+ minutes to top off.
On my other bikes, it's like ~5 minutes.
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Mine died this spring @ 4yrs/8K miles.
Replaced it with a WestCo AGM.
When I hook her up to the trickle charger, it almost always takes 30+ minutes to top off.
On my other bikes, it's like ~5 minutes.
Same here. My LT only took 5 minutes no matter how long it sat. My RT is about 30 minutes to top off.

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I have an 08 with the original battery. I will replace it within the next two weeks. I just feel I am pushing my luck by not replacing the battery. I use a battery tender for part of the winter months when there is snow on the ground, but not all winter if I can ride.

Man, I feel like the cost of these batteries are unjust. BMW battery $179-$200. Why? I think the price of many BMW related products are extremely outrageous and really I can afford them. I just dislike price gouging. Odyssey $116-$160 a little better but for a two year warranty, that sucks.

Don't get me wrong, I love my RT, but the aftermarket costs for products related to maintenance is vicious.

I have question. who has info or success with a cheap battery?
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I have question. who has info or success with a cheap battery?
Yo!

The batteries we're using around here are the cheap ones. The local motor bureaus buy in bulk and split the bill (each of our motors has 2 batteries, so it adds up). We're paying about $25 per, and I've seen this same battery online in the $40 range.

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I'm about 30 months on my OEM battery. The bikes sits for several days each week and always keep it on a trickle charger. So far it seems fine. Have investigated replacements and am considering the lithium Shorai battery.
I checked out the Shorai batteries here in South Africa for the RT - R:2450.00 / $:272.00 pretty damn expensive I think
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I did a lot of research on batteries, and here are most of the maintenance free options. Feel free to double check my work. The Deka is an interesting option. They have a great reputation. I went with a Panasonic. Came with a 2-year free replacement for only about $85.

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My 2007 R1200R had two instances of the OEM Exide batteries die without warning and instantly at around two years in service. Oddly both deaths occurred over lunch stops, whatever that means.

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I finally replaced the stock battery in my 2006 RT about 8 months ago.
This is after 110,000 miles, and only because I could feel that it was getting a little tired.
Upon starting, especially when it was cold outside, it just wasn't as strong as it had been.

Maybe this is not the normal life of a stock battery, but this was my experience.
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I finally replaced the stock battery in my 2006 RT about 8 months ago.
This is after 110,000 miles, and only because I could feel that it was getting a little tired.
Upon starting, especially when it was cold outside, it just wasn't as strong as it had been.

Maybe this is not the normal life of a stock battery, but this was my experience.
Not normal I would say but certainly can happen, way back around 1985 the Willard in my wife's 72 VW Beetle gave up after 13 years - something of a recoed I would guess
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Three years for me, only because I left the after market radio on when I cam home from work, -5c over a week end. Forgot to plug in Battery tender. So may be it would have lasted way longer, you just never know.


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Well I thought I had more time but while at the STC last weekend, the RT barely turned over in the morning cold and luckily fired up quickly because the battery did not feel like it was going to give any more. After that it seemed to start fine throughout the day. So I'm going to change it out just in case.

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My 2012 RT is still fine as it is new. 4400 miles.

But I bought a Shorai 21 AH (equivalent) for my big ole fat 2008 C90T Suk cruiser. Kind of as an expensive experiment & being a bit sceptical that it would do the job, Was I surprised.

It sat in my unheated garage most of this winter, no charging and it turns over that big slug 1500cc V-Twin like nothing and it is10 lbs lighter to boot. (only 8.5:1 compression tho)

So when the day comes that the RT needs a battery, it will be getting the Shorai Lithium battery.
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My 2007 RT still has original battery. Seems to be working o.k. I attach it to the Battery Tender gel charger frequently.

Bought an official BMW charger years ago. It did not last long. Battery Tender has been solid.

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I'm still on the original RT battery from 2006, guess I should get a new one soon. The Oddesy is looking pretty attractive.

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I had a couple of hundred bucks to spare and thought that 8 years on the stock battery was pushing it. I've added a few extra lights as well so it was time to spring for a Shorai. Bike feels like it runs better, lights seem a bit brighter.

So far, so good,

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5 years - I replaced it out of an abundance of caution in prep for our Alaska Ride this summer

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Since mine has been slow to turn over after sitting for a few weeks and I don't know if it is original or not on an '08 I purchased used, I ordered a PC680 for my TX trip. Although they tagged my card immediately, they sent a note back that it is backordered until a date after I leave :-(. $95 with free shipping makes it worth the wait though.

I will plug into my charger for now, and be fine on the trip I am sure, since I will be getting hundreds of miles a day in to keep the current battery up.

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I have yet to be convinced that permanent or frequent battery connection to a trickle charger/tender does extend the battery life. Generally, during the riding season (and it is only about 7 months here in SW Alberta), I very seldom connect battery to a charger. I disconnect the battery in winter, but keep it on the bike in unheated garage. Once in three or four weeks I would put a trickle charger on it to top it up which usually takes 5 to 15 minutes.
My 2009 RT battery is still strong and so was the battery on my 2006 GS when I sold it in 2012. I actually do not remember replacing battery on my previous bikes and some of them were 5+ years old.
I just recently purchased a Battery Tender Junior to replace my old 1 Amp trickle charger with something more sophisticated, but I do not see a reason to change my charging, or rather not charging, habits.

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Two dealer warranty replacements , still cranked slow when sub freezing . I gave up an replaced with an Oddesy . I tryed a test push start a big no go , would not turn over just skid . So if she flatlines out on the road jumper cables are the only chance .

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Thanks. I was curious about your reasoning. I agree with all of them, but I do have my charger connected all the time. It's not that I "trust" my charger, but I can see the status light of the charger every time that I step into my garage, and so I can tell if something is amiss.
Is it a coincidence that all of you complaining about battery life are using a battery tender?
My fear is that the tender boils the battery dry. That kills batteries as quickly as anything. I wonder how many of those dead batteries would comeback to life with a little water.

I keep my terminal connections clean and do not use a trickle charger on my Honda. I think the current battery is 6 years old. I haven't had my 2002 R1150RT long enough but when I took delivery the battery was dead and the prior owner used a tender. The terminal connections were really corroded. He also had a CB and Satellite Radio and not sure what else. I not sure what their amp usage is. If you are using more amps than the alternator makes, I suggest you need a bigger alternator or some power management decisions, not a better battery.

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Is it a coincidence that all of you complaining about battery life are using a battery tender?
My fear is that the tender boils the battery dry. That kills batteries as quickly as anything. I wonder how many of those dead batteries would comeback to life with a little water.
These are closed cell batteries. The trickle charger in theory is suppose to extend the life of the battery when the bike is not in use. All of this is way above my head, all I know is I did not use a trickle charger with my first battery. It lasted one year. The second battery was on a trickle charger. It was 5 years before I replaced it. I only replaced it to have peace of mind for a big road trip coming up in July.

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Is it a coincidence that all of you complaining about battery life are using a battery tender?
My fear is that the tender boils the battery dry. That kills batteries as quickly as anything. I wonder how many of those dead batteries would comeback to life with a little water.

I keep my terminal connections clean and do not use a trickle charger on my Honda. I think the current battery is 6 years old. I haven't had my 2002 R1150RT long enough but when I took delivery the battery was dead and the prior owner used a tender. The terminal connections were really corroded. He also had a CB and Satellite Radio and not sure what else. I not sure what their amp usage is. If you are using more amps than the alternator makes, I suggest you need a bigger alternator or some power management decisions, not a better battery.

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Funny that you should quote me, and I don't have any battery issue!!!

In any case, I think that your evaluation about a good modern trickle charger boiling off electrolyte is a misunderstanding (or misinformation) on your part. Your statement might have been either true or very close to the truth once upon a time, but not any more!

These modern chargers are very intelligent in that they senses the voltage of the battery and apply a charge voltage only when the battery voltage drops below a certain level, otherwise no charging is applied. The charger that I use is "Battery Doc", and when I have it connected directly to the battery, I would rarely see the charge light come on at all. That made sense to me, because with the direct connection the CAN Bus is turned off, and the only draw from the battery is the bike's clock and other very minor electronics. OTOH, when I have my charger connected via the external power port on the RT, the CAN Bus stayed active all the time, and there is a bigger draw on the battery from the CAN Bus. As a result, I would see the charge light on the charger come on every few hours, but for less than a minute, just to top up the battery.

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