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It depends where the bike lives: Hot and cold climates are both harder on batteries than temperate climes, and bikes that get ridden regularly are easier on batteries than ones that sit for months – though a good battery tender with a float feature negates much of that. In fact, I was bragging about the Shorai lithium-iron battery in my bike not long ago, which must be seven years old now and has never seen a charger, when my friend Jim said big deal, the original equipment sealed AGM battery in his VFR lasted 9.5 years, and his 21-year old Ducati is only on its second battery. So, sealed batteries can last a long time especially if you’re OCD about maintenance.

According to several sources including BatteryStuff.com, though, your 12.3-volt reading means your battery may be on its way to Nirvana; a fully charged one should read 12.7 volts or above. Since you like to play with your voltmeter, there are instructions to “stress test” your battery at the same page, along with a lot of other battery tidbits that will let you know for certain if it’s time to replace.

Send your moto questions to [email protected]. If we don’t know the answer, we know who does, and if they don’t know we’ll make up something reasonable-sounding. What do you want for free?
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This disturbs me. Is this some business making a thread in order to advertise?

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Interesting. It seems that I've not paid attention to the News and Announcement section before. While I understand the need for paying sponsors, or however you want to define what Motorcycle.com does here, something still doesn't feel right to me. But... if that's the way it is, then that's the way it is.

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VERY interesting. I guess that I've REALLY not paid attention to News and Announcements much. I wasn't aware that the website was owned by anybody. I've done more looking at the section in the last 5 minutes than the total time I've been a member. I guess that it really is the way it is. Just what does it really mean to say the website is owned by the folks that own/run Motorcycle.com? I don't see anything being done for free so what do they get out of this (aside from whatever funds come in from the obvious advertisements)? I'm not a business-minded person.

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yup.been like this for a couple of years. they make money off the ads, mostly.

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I think it's funny when they post things like what they did a few months ago, about how to tighten your chain...

...on a forum for a shaft drive bike
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what year did the vn750 change over to shaft?

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