I have a 2 yr old Westco Maintenance free battery in my bike.
Last night I came back from a ride (local ride so no real high RPMs to give it a good ride charge).
Pulled into the garage, plugged it into the tender (I do this everytime whether I plan to ride the next day or not) and looked down at the tender..
For the wet batteries they suggest checking the battery weekly (see note above about how much water was gone from on in a month). For our bikes that means taking the seat off every week and checking. Figuring 10 minutes for each check x 52, that's 8.66 hours of ride time used up checking a battery!
I'd rather "plug and play" and ride!
Patriot Guard Rider
2000 VN750 Sere (Serendipity)
1990 GL1500 (Ole Blue)
1986 VN750 EVie (project bike, heavy custom)
VROC # 11628 / 25000-H
ARVROC # 12 Coordinator and Crowd Control
OKVROC # 18 (H)
TNVROC # 45 (H)