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Take the pain and get a Harley battery.
I’ve never bought a replacement Battery from the dealer. Friends who buy new Harleys, tell me the first battery that came with the bike lasted them many years, but the replacement from the dealer only lasted a couple years. No better than an aftermarket battery.

What’s everyone else’s experience with Harley replacement batteries
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Typically 6-8 years, but my bikes get run a lot, don’t sit much.
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I'll be replacing mine come spring. Given the one in went 13 years it will most likely be another one from the dealer.
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Typically 6-8 years, but my bikes get run a lot, don’t sit much.
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One thing I learned the hard way, don't get a cheapy battery with the sheet metal 3 sided terminals, get a good one with lead terminals. The previous owner had installed one of the cheap batteries, and a couple years after I got it the positive terminal broke about 50 miles from the house.
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