The Gel Cell Battery excels in slow discharge rates and slightly higher ambient operating temperatures. One big issue with Gel Batteries that must be addressed is the GEL CHARGE PROFILE. Gel Cell Batteries must be recharged correctly or the battery will suffer premature failure. The battery charger being used to recharge the battery(s) must be designed or adjustable for Gel Cell Batteries. If you are using an alternator to recharge a true Gel Cell a special regulator must be installed.Opinions please!
Happened to me Once or Twice, Lucky i had the reserve battery under the seat, Just Hit a Switch and She speed up the starter and Started right up,heading slightly off topic, Saturday night I made the mistake of leaving the ignition key in the "emergency" position and ended up with a Burgman battery dead. I couldn't start it. I got a battery charger use it for 10 minutes then I jump started with a car.
Not a good thing. So I'm from yesterday on, I'm turning the key left being pushed so it wont allow you to go to the last position.
Just a heads up I'm sure it has happened to somebody else.
I also learned that the stock battery when really "DEAD" may overheat your charger!