Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: exeter, Devon, england uk
Re: Average Life Span of 2005 and up OEM Batteries
I have just replaced my original BMW Gel battery, bike first on road april 2003, has done 37000 miles, reason for changing, after being parked at an airport for over 4 weeks in winter it only just fired up as cranking was slow, apart from that battery has been fine.
When i removed the battery i noticed a sticker, it stated battery not to be fitted after 2005, so in theory, i could buy a new bike with a new battery that could already be 2 to 3 years old, would that have a bearing on battery life????.
I have a Garmin quest, autocom, aftermarket alarm imobiliser & use the heated grips & seats if its cold, i have run the battery flat on countless occasions when doing my own maintenance, basically because i did not pull the headlight fuse, i have used standard battery charger & have never used a battery tender.
Im just curious.