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New battery time?

I have a 2011 z1000. Thinking about whether to replace the battery this winter. What sayeth thou folks? Almost all opinions welcome....
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Does it still start?

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Yup, still starts. Just don't know how long these batteries are good for, and maybe paranoid...?
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They are good till they quit. lol

There is no set lifespan on them. Some batteries last a year and some, like the one in my car can last up to 8 years. The battery in my car now is 4 years old.

Both of my 2012 bikes have the stock battery in them as well.
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My 08 concours 14 has low miles. It has been connected to a battery tender since I bought the bike in early 2010.

I finally NEED to replace it, right now. It still starts the bike, but shows low voltage after sitting for 24 hours, off the charger.

If yours is as good, you could still have several good years left. I would follow 92k's advise.
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Yeah, that's what i'm thinking. Probably gonna just change it out for peace of mind. No plan to sell the bike,tho I would like ABS. Hopefully ill be riding this z1000 for years to come?! Edit: LOL, Didn't see your post RC, like my wife says my timing is terrible......

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See what the voltage is after 24 hours of sitting. If its up around 12.5-12.6, you wont accomplish much in changing. Its not unheard of to lose a battery after 2 years.

My 14 battery was 12.5, when new. Its at 12.3, now, after the 24 hrs sitting.
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The first battery on my ZX14 lasted 4 years. The second lasted less than 2. The first one quit without warning on a trip.
Now I have a Shorai Lithium. Been 2 years and going strong.


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Thanks for replies guys! If I knew it would crap out in my driveway, my decision would be easy. Its the out in the boonies on a Sunday ride that worries me, especially if it couldn't be jump started....
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You can always push start it if the battery craps out.

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