Originally Posted by Jiveturkey3
A battery tender is key I have found. If it is sitting outside I pull it and bring it into the basement and put a tender on it. This can make battery live for a very long time.
No battery is measurably better than another for sitting long periods. It is a crap shoot. But add a battery tender and it will last as long or longer than a battery that does not sit.
I have quite a few tenders and use them on the boat, sleds, atvs, etc. The battery in my 2002 4 wheeler is original, it sits upwards of 4 months+ without being started each winter.