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Yuasa Battery life

Finally replaced the Yuasa 51913 in my 02 LT. 5 years and 93000 miles, kept on a Battery Tender Jr in the garage. The starter was a little sluggish at CCR, and after that we journeyed to Minnesota where I noticed the electrolyte was at the 'low' mark. I topped it up, but a couple of mornings later, 42 degrees in Marquette MI, my wife had to give me a push as the battery just wouldn't crank more than grunt.

The bike started up slow but OK for the next couple of days as we went to my sister's in Columbus, OH. But rather than try to wrest every last amp out of the battery (and thinking that hell has no fury like a wife sitting on the side of the road because her cheap-ass husband wouldn't buy a new battery) I bought a replacement Yuasa at Iron Pony. Noticeable improvement in the starter cranking.

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