Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
My battery has never been replaced, and I'm the only owner my bike's ever had, so I'll assume it's a 2016 vintage. I've taken longer trips than that without using any sort of battery tender, and I've never had a dead battery upon return. Heat can affect AGM battery life (someone correct me if I'm misinformed and the stock battery isn't AGM type), but is the battery really going to get that much hotter while it's parked than when it's burning gasoline? Do you have any electronics installed that might have drained some energy while you were away?