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Seeing as there are a few good options now, post your thoughts for the new guys and gals to save them buying a poor battery.
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I prefer the newer Lithium Batteries. I've owned Ballistic and Shorai. Shorai is, by far, the superior of the two.

But, if you don't want to risk running a Lithium I don't think you can beat the Harley glass mat batteries. They just work and work and work. I've had them last 8 years.
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ive never had a problem with a Harley battery. I just replaced my Harley battery with a new Harley battery 2 months ago. My last battery was installed in 2003. Ive seen a lot of people have problems with Interstate batteries and I know an interstate dealer who wont use them lol but everyone will tell you a different story about batteries
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I'm with jharback, got at Shorai and love it. No maintenance, no tender, no weight, just ready to go power.

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I get the highest amp hour battery NAPA has that fits. They last about 5 years on average. There is a NAPA store 10 miles from me. It is 120 mile trip to a Harley dealer.
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8 years on the original hd battery, 7 years on the 1st replacement , 4 years so far on 2nd replacement.. 2+ batteries in 19 years. I'll stick with Genuine HD..
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HD batteries are hard to beat.
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There are safety concerns when dealing with LI storage. Watch for poor chargers, ie Chinese unregulated. Li Batts have great storage, however they are a c4 explosive, if over Voltages..DC v somewhat stepped down shitty AC regulated current.
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