Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Believe it or not,
Most of the add water batteries, (size for size ,YB14L-A2 vs YTX14AHL-BS) have a Higher amp hour rating (reserve capacity), than the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries.
14 AH vs 12 AH.
The AGM, YTX14AHL-BS, may have a slight initial MAX Cold Crank Amp rating, but the standard battery, May Crank Longer.
Keep your valve tappets adjusted (loose end of Specs.), and NO Problem.
But, Yes checking the fluid level can be a pain in the butt.
Food for thought.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting