My '11 500 EFI battery is finally giving up the ghost. What are you folks replacing it with? Also, how many years did you get out of your stock battery?
Thanks for the reply sledder1. I keep a battery tender on mine pretty much once a month for a week. The stock battery is a little over 3 years old and I have about 260 hrs. on mine.I've got 7 months on my stock battery and going strong. The key is to ensure it's frequently connect to a battery maintainer. Lots seems to like the oddesey or optima batteries.
Actually it was at my camp which was about 135 KM's away from home, I had to leave it for a week till I could return with a new battery and it fired right up....... DAMN stockers.Bogfather, Be glad it was in your drive, not 50 miles from anywhere. Don't mean to hi jack but what do some of you carry for battery back up?
From personal experience, I will never rely on a Lithium Ion battery for my ATV, SxS, or motorcycle. If you can guarantee a near 0 draw while sitting for extended periods of time you may be alright but their fail point always seems to come from small amounts of load from things like clocks and other electronics that require a small amount of reserve power (ie. radios to hold preset stations and such).My 2014 Ranger 400 stock battery tests fine, ( build date October 2013, in service date April 2014) but I keep it on a Battery Maintainer the minute its back in the garage.
Has anyone looked at the Lithium Ion batteries ? Meant to be half the weight, twice the reserve. I saw them at Advance Auto, tempted, but would like some real-world input.
For back up, I carry a Lithium Ion "Pocket Power " by Rockwell. Will jumpstart V8s, should keep this flea size going.
Yes! A traditional lead/acid battery and even the gel/AGM batteries can handle the small loads much, much better than the Li battery. The Li battery will die long before the other two under these circumstances...More so than Gel or lead acid batteries of the same rating ?