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Offline NH

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 08:34:40 PM »
Jeez... I’m starting to think I’m REALLY lucky.  :031:
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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 10:41:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
Jeez... I’m starting to think I’m REALLY lucky.  :031:

You really are.
We have a Subaru Forester XL that the battery went in three years....daily driver.
My '07 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel has had batteries replaced twice....work truck, daily driver.
My '04 Ducati ST3 had its battery replaced three times...was always on a Battery Tender when not riding.
Granted I live in a desert climate where the heat probably does not help.

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
My 12 Explorer needed the battery replaced at 100,000 miles and 5 years here in North Florida.
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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 03:44:40 PM »
I get about 7 years out of batteries.  I keep my vehicles for decades.  Still driving my 1991 GMC Sonoma that I bought in the fall of 1990.  :152:

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 10:05:16 PM »
'12 plate Explorer has 33K miles and original battery. '09 plate Bonneville has 36K miles and original battery.  Both start as well as they always have, though this may have jinxed them.

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
2012 Bluey still on the OEM battery - given up with Optimate 24/7 as they have fried a Jota battery  just give it a boost every month in the winter but summer riding is enough   
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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2018, 11:29:32 PM »
I've still got the original battery in my '12 TEX. I got it 6 years ago last May. I do keep a battery tender on it while in winter storage... I'm pretty sure that's the longest a motorcycle battery has ever lasted for me. :028: They typically last 2-3 years. :012:
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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2018, 12:33:01 AM »
2012, 58k miles, original battery and no signs of weakness. I don't use a trickle charger, I just ride it.

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 11:55:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
I bought my bike new in Sept 2014. It’s now done over 30,000 miles and the originall battery still starts it as if it’s a brand new bike.

I’ve read quite a few articles that have said leaving them hooked up to trickle chargers slowly kills them. I’ve never used one so can’t comment but my battery has never struggled to start the bike even after a 3 month lay-up when I was ill and couldn’t ride.

I’ve never used trickle chargers on any of my bikes and have never had a battery run down, that’s over a 10 year period.
I think a little clarification is in order, I often hear trickle chargers conflated with battery tenders. A trickle charger is just that, a continuous very small charge applied to the battery non stop. A battery tender type is a charger that charges the battery only when it is called for, usually by measuring the voltage of the unloaded battery and switching on only when the voltage drops to a certain level and then switching off when it reaches a certain higher value. Battery tender style good, trickle charger bad.

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Re: How long does your OEM Tex battery normally last?
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2018, 07:00:06 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that, I've never heard the term battery tender before.  :028:
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