Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: power consumption & batterys
My preference was always an AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery. I do NOT like the Gel batteries. AGM batteries are sealed, maintenance free batteries, will hold charge for a LONG time just sitting with no load (The LT does put a little load on the battery when just sitting though), and best of all, does not need a special charger like the Gel batteries do. It will work fine with a standard lead acid battery charger (if you use one).
My bikes never sat long enough to ever need a charger.
AGM batteries are made by Odyssey (what I used), Westco, and I think the Panasonic is AGM. Check before you buy. Odyssey has become very proud of their batteries though, considerably more expensive now than when I was using them.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.