Thanks for the Reply man, one last thing i should have mentioned, what about using a battery conditioner on it like you would on the OEM batteries? i take it thats a NO NO! and do you disconnect the battery in winter when its not in use?
dont use any battery conditioner , or any charger that is set for long term battery charging options .
if you want to store the battery , its best to store it with 50-60% capacity .
dont store it fully charged , or fully discharged . both will effect long tern battery performance . keeping the battery fully discharged will degrade it the most .
its pretty hard to determine battery charge state , i would say once the battery voltage is aprox 12-12.5V , its discharged enough for storage
my battery worked for 3 years , doring this time i fully discharged it a couple of times , didnt ride the bike for few months leaving the battery as is ,jump started bike couple of times etc , and it worked fine till last winter (then i got new cells) .
the cells are not that expensive (but hard to get this days) so i dont do any special battery maintenance .