My battery bug is telling me that my battery is 65%. At what percentage is it recommended to change? Any advantage to going with a gel battery over stock?
According to the battery bug website, you are fine at 65%.
Mine went down to 29% before the bike balked at starting. I had a dry battery that I bought from DLP on sale. I conditioned the new battery and installed it, hooked up the BatteryBug and it showed 100% and hasn't moved from that since.
The reading could be misleading. The "Bug" remembers the worst condition. Lets say you backed up your bike about 25 FT or you aimed new driving lights or anything similar that would draw the voltage way down.