If you’re meticulous about your motorcycle maintenance, your battery could last you upwards of a decade. However, battery manufacturers estimate most batteries have a useful life of anywhere between 2 – 5 years on average depending on type (lithium vs lead acid), care, and riding conditions, among many other factors.

Shorai LFX Lithium Battery Review

One way you can help prolong the life of your battery is with the use of a battery insulator. This particular insulator is from BikeMaster, but there are many like it. BikeMaster claims this one can withstand and protect batteries from radiant heat up to 2,000º Fahrenheit while also protecting batteries from vibrations. Since it’s basically a sleeve for your battery, installation takes hardly any brain power, and it can fit most top- or side-mounted batteries.

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  • Craig Hoffman

    That makes a lot of sense. Thank you!

  • Tony Malvárez

    May be a little off topic, but reading the article, reminded me of a recent battery event. Allow me to elaborate. Purchased November, 2014 a lithium battery model ETX12B from http://www.earthxbatteries.com, it stayed on the shelve in my garage for six months before the original battery in my motorcycle died. I hooked on the new one in very easily, and my bike started like nothing ever happened (mind you, after six months in storage). Ran the bike then for just two days before I had to go to work offshore. I came back home last week, and one of the first things that I wanted to do was to ride. I had my mind already set on having battery troubles, among others. SURPRISE AND AMAZEMENT!!! The battery was not only alive, and although my bike had trouble starting, this battery kept going for over twenty crankings, over 30 minutes trying to start the bike before dying (the self protection circuit kicked in). I then had to use and auxiliary system to finally get the motor running. With the ETX12B back alive a few minutes later, I rode my bike for just under half hour. The next morning, to go to work, my bike started like nothing ever happened. I can’t be thankful enough. In a country (Venezuela) where it is hard to find parts and batteries, this little wonder paid itself already, twice.

    • Johnny Blue

      Good to know. Thanks for your review. I’ll consider it when the time for a new battery will come!

  • Emptybee

    Wouldn’t battery or motorcycle manufacturers already do this if it actually worked? Just wondering…