also, the oem battery was ~11.5 lbs, just for reference. so the Yuasa YTX14H-BS is actually around 1lb lighter, which doesn't hurt.
Plenty of European bikes are the same. I’ve had three Triumphs with batteries under the seat, a Moto Guzzi, and my other current BMW, an R1200R. This R9 is the first bike I’ve ever had that was like this.I guess it's just how it's done on Euro bikes but I still think it should be under the seat. The Japanese, Brits and Americans seem to do it.
Did yours just not turn on one day I assume?Mine was from 2017 and it was hovering around 12.2 - 12.5 volts, and I too keep it on the tender in the off season. I'm up here in northern Illinois, so our off season might get a lot colder than yours, and I know the severe cold is not good for lead acid batteries.