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PostSubject: Battery care   Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:49 am

I finally found the battery. Shocked

It is not the same type of battery I and accustom to using.
Laying on it's side was a dead give away.

MY SW came with a Yuas battery tender making it easy to charge.
But I have no need for it during riding season.

So my question is. Should I leave the tender connected all winter?
Or should I connect it once a month for a few days.
Maybe it should come in the house. (battery, but i've had thought on the SW as well) Smile

I am not sure if it will freeze and maybe should not be charged when frozen.
The garage is attached to the house and does not get a cold as outside.
But in the dead of winter it will definitely drop below freezing.

My summer car and other bike stay in the garage and I do nothing. Then charge them in the spring.
But they are lead acid battery's

Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery care   Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:02 pm

I connect all of my bikes to an Optimate battery charger rotating them through winter months,10 year old Harley battery still holds charge using this regime
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PostSubject: Re: Battery care   Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:06 pm

Davefirestorm wrote:
I connect all of my bikes to an Optimate battery charger rotating them through winter months,10 year old Harley battery still holds charge using this regime

Thanks for the reply Dave.

Do you bring it inside?

It is charging when freezing or frozen that concerns me.

I met a guy with a Burgman 400. He told his battery was a gel type.
He showed me how it was sealed and lay on it's side.
He said it was new and he charged it in the mid winter when it was frozen
and that destroyed it and he had to buy another.

That got me to looking at the SW battery and I find it is Glass Mat.
Maybe that is what the Burgman had too.

Then I looked up glass mat battery freezing and they state it will not freeze if fully charged.

I should have posed this question to cold climate people.

I guess I will bring it inside. Rather than take a risk.
It doesn`t look hard to remove.
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