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.
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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