Being able to get out and ride your Harley whenever you get the chance is one of the things that owning a Harley is all about. If you only get to ride infrequently, you’ll want to make sure that when your chance comes, your Harley is good to go. Having a battery that you can rely on to crank when you need it is crucial. When the time comes to shop for a replacement Harley Davidson battery, keeping a few of the following topics in mind will help to save you time and aggravation.
Going Maintenance Free
One of the latest features to become available in replacement Harley Davidson batteries is maintenance free batteries. As the name indicates, you don’t have to do anything to refresh them and keep them going strong, such as replace the acid in the battery. The only small catch with these batteries is that you have to use them, at least once every three months, in order for them to stay charged. If you don’t, you’ll have to recharge them properly before being able to hit the road. This should only be a small catch because hitting the road only once in three months is practically a sacrilege! However, if you do have the misfortune to have to sit still for 3 months or more, getting a Harley Davidson battery tender to properly keep it charged won’t break the bank.
The maintenance free battery also means that you’re not going to have to worry about acid spills and battery terminal corrosion. Dealing with acid fumes will also become a distant memory when you switch over. Better for you and better for your Harley.
How to Get the Right Replacement
You’re going to want to make sure that you get the right replacement battery for your Harley. The best thing to do is to look up what type of battery you need in your owner’s manual or check online for the type and style of battery you need. It’s also a good idea to take the battery measurements so that you can compare the size of a replacement you’re considering with the battery you already have in place.
Since there are a lot of different brands of replacement batteries, you’ll want to do a couple of things to ensure that you get the right replacement Harley Davidson battery for your bike. Check out what kind of warranty comes with the battery line. Next, find some reviews from other people who have used that line of battery. You don’t want to get a battery that won’t keep you going.
Online or In-Person
Another critical part of the puzzle for you to figure out is whether you prefer to be able to talk with someone face to face to get the information you need to make your decision on a new battery, or if you’re comfortable searching around for info online.
The benefits of shopping in-person are that you can get all your questions answered and then be able to take your battery with you when you finish your transaction, much like when you compare car batteries. There’s no waiting for it to be shipped to you. The benefits of shopping online are having a wider selection to choose from, and typically finding a great price without having to make a trip to the shop.
When you’re ready to make the switch to a maintenance free Harley Davidson battery, keeping these few things in mind will get you going quickly so you can spend your time out on the open road. Get on your Harley and ride.