Originally Posted by gmtcm
What happens is there is no early warning that it has taken out the battery, until the bike quits. By then it's too late. I guess I could install a voltmeter on the dash, but would probably never watch it and it would still go out.
You may hear the battery whistling after you turn off the ignition. That is the sound of gas escaping because it is boiling up inside. Catch it early enough and the battery will survive.