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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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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

optimate for me

on the bike too.

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paulderekjohnson

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Wise move BB

Though I'm told the leads from the optimate can become encrusted in some sort of detritus if left unattended for an overly long time. :wink:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

encrusted in fecal stuff??

Are you saying my bikes a pile of pooh? :lol:

 

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paulderekjohnson

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Who said anything

about a bike?  :laugh:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

ha ha Mr P

I laughed so much I thought my trousers would never dry:tongue:

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

black wire rot

The negative wire can get gunged up, affects the negative wires attached to any batteries and left in cold damp conditions; kids toys etc get it.


Wrt petrol; keep the tank full. and it will be fine over winter. A full tank stops/minimises condensation on the inside and fuel won't go "off" over such a short period.

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scg1889

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scg1889 says:

cheers

Thanks all for your comments and glad the verdict ended up on the easiest option :winkie:. Jaffa90 I'll be leaving the gasoline in the tank, not had an issue doing that in the past?

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Perki6

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Perki6 says:

battery

well truth be told i dont keep on top of charging the battery, i got no power in the garage so it a extension lead from the back door, so when its rains and snow soon i just leave it and the battery dies. I suppose it doesn't help doing short journeys as well, i go up to see family which is only 3 mile away so battery never gets charged properly, so its probably my own fault if anything. everything alright most of the year

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