The last couple weeks the battery has been acting up doing some weird things (not turning it over on the first try, but then starting it the second, etc) so I felt the battery was going. This morning it wouldn't turn the bike over at all, so off I go to Walmart. Wasted trip of course the right size battery isn't there so I go to the Honda dealer. They have one in stock....but..are you ready?....sitting down?.....$181.50!!! i said "you gotta be kidding me! I wouldn't pay that for a direct OEM replacement battery even if it was hand delivered by Jessica Alba in the nude!" (ok I would, but that's the only way). What a crock! Just had to share my amazement. It's sitting on the trickle charger now while I contemplate my options. Wow, just wow.