A maintenance free battery has solved a saddlebag full of cold starting problems too. More CCA and no hassle checking the battery levels weekly
(you people with the acid batteries DO check them weekly don't you?)
Then.. if it is a time between rides, you can also hook up the battery with a connector and plug into the charger between rides.
Our bikes like a strong fully charged battery. This is also good if you tend to do short commutes (under 25 miles and lower speeds) The battery charges usually at 3000 rpms+, extended stretches under that drain the battery.
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)