Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
I drained/filled my stock battery 3 times before it finally quit functioning properly. Got the sealed one from Battery's Plus that is an exact size replacement and wondered why I didn't do it from day one. I now consider the battery swap to be the first mod anyone should do. It's cheap enough and a far better battery. Especially if your bike experiences frequent naps while offroading like mine used to do it's first year. I also think a lot of water was evaporated during really hot weather.
There is another option available that adds more amps, but has to be turned sideways and some retrofitting is needed to make it work. Not my choice, but many do it.