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post #1 of 3 Old Jun 5th, 2011, 8:45 am Thread Starter
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Is it time ?

Hello all

My battery turned 6 yesterday and has worked flawlessly for it's life, is it time to go new or should I give it a chance to see it's 7th birthday? I keep it on the tender in the winter in an unheated garage.

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post #2 of 3 Old Jun 5th, 2011, 9:25 am
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Re: Is it time ?

You already know you're on borrowed time. What will it be worth to you NOT to have to find out the hard way that it won't start when you're on a ride?

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post #3 of 3 Old Jun 5th, 2011, 8:36 pm
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Re: Is it time ?

Buy the replacement battery now, keep it and a wrench or two with you on the LT, and see just how long it DOES last. Kind of like that Seinfeld episode where Kramer took a test drive in a car, with the tank on "E", to see how far he could go without refilling the tank.

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