It is a long story but i sent my wife out to get a battery for my 2001 yamaha vstar 1100. She came back with a everstart battery from wal mart are these batterys any good she got the right one (es14bs) i just wonder if will hold up. It is a wal mart battery after all.
The biggest factor in keeping a battery in good operating condition is you. I run cheap batteries in a lot of my bikes. Keep them on a trickle charger when not in use. Make sure your charging system is in good condition. If you are storing the bike for a period outside pull the battery and keep it in doors. There is no reason your inexpensive battery can’t lead a long healthy life!