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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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So after going through battery after battery every year I decided to try something different this year. Instead of leaving it in the bike with no charger (did the first 2 years of having a bike--7 years ago) or putting it on a battery tender (as I have done the past 5 years) . I decided to try someones advice from here...I went ahead and took the battery out and stuck it in my closet (Room Temperature), and didn't even charge it. Well yesterday I got the bike out in the garage and started to prep it. Put the battery in, expecting it to be completely dead, and turned the key on and the battery was completely charged, ran BEAUTIFULLY! Can't remember who it was but THANKS for the great advice.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 01:24 PM
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It's still a good idea to keep it on a float charger, even indoors.

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That's cool...You can also just plug it into a CTEK charger and leave it plugged it and it only pulses when it needs a charge. You just attach a set of LED pigtail to it and leave it on your bike all the time and just plug it in if you don't ride it for an extended period.

Plus it will recondition your battery.

Take a look at my post on these...we just started stocking them and I wish I would have done it years ago. They are pretty freakin cool.

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