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scg1889

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scg1889 says:

Winter - Battery In Vs Battery Out?

When I tuck the bike up for a few months over winter I'm going to trickle charge the battery. I'd assumed you'd take the battery out but my mate says be fine to leave in the bike - any thoughts? I'll probably go out for a spin a couple of times so i'd prefer not to faff about taking it in and out if I don't really need to.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

On

the few occasions I've charged a battery I've left it in the bike and I have a connector installed so I can do it without opening anything up.

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zak03

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zak03 says:

battery

i leave my battery in

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Perki6

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Perki6 says:

battery

i have left the battery in and the immbolizer kills the battery even if i do trickle charge it, so this year i think i am going to bring it inside or disconnect one of the terimals 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Battery charging

On most bikes it makes no difference.  The only reason I remove mine is because I do not have any power in my garage.  The only exception, I think, are the BMW models with the can-bus electrical systems that have specific requirements.     

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preunit

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preunit says:

"the immbolizer kills the battery even if i do trickle charge it"

:shock: you must have another something draining the battery, an optimiser should be able to maintain a good battery ,with/without an alarm etc, with the battery in or out of the bike.

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

IN

Two of our bikes are fitted with alarms, so they both have trickle chargers on, whenever they are in the garage. 

Park up, plug in.  No need to take the battery out.

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

What you need

scq1889 is an Optimate, mate.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

battery

If access to the battery takes ages (panels/fairings) fit a connector like philehidiot has (he`s not as daft as he looks :laugh::shock:).

Perki6,sounds a problem there,

Remember NOT to switch the ignition on when charging or under a hour after charging.

scq1889,

Q,what are you going to do with the fuel in the bike ?

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lesleyh

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lesleyh says:

Most definetly

In. 

Just leave it on trickle charge if you're gonna use it occasionally. My battery's buggered cos I didn't!:mad:

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paulderekjohnson

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Apparently

Most women during the winter months prefer to leave the batteries in,as it saves time. :wink:

 

Seriously though,just plug it in to an optimate or similar,and leave it on the bike.

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