Subject motorcycle: VFR 8th gen. Question: The OEM battery still cranks at 5 years old. I feel like I'm riding in the middle nowhere on borrowed time and don't want to get stranded where there is no help. So, new battery is in order. Question: When installing a new battery on an 8th gen., can one just take the cables off the old one and install them on the new one or is it necessary to keep electrical power on the bike while in the process of going from old battery to new one? I don't want to lose data from the clock, odometer, and other places and data on the dash. No, electricity is not something I know or understand well. Thank you.