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Winter Storage, advice on Battery charging?

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This will be my first winter storing a bike and I really need to get something to keep the battery alive.

The bike's stored next to the car in a parking garage with no power-outlets so it would have to be one with it's own power supply if possible, when I got the bike it already came with the below plug, I've literally never seen one of these though, do I need some sort of adaptor? 

 

Really need a recommendation on my options cause I got no idea, if it can be ordered from Fortnine that would be great. 

 

 

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mossrider

That plug (if it's connected to the battery at the other end) is an adapter pigtail for a battery tender. See attached pic.

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(the setup on the right is a permanent charging connector, the left is a temp style)

 

That said your best bet is to take the battery out and store it inside.

Second choice would be to get a battery tender and find a power source to plug it in every few weeks for a day or so if you cant/don't want to leave it plugged in.w

 

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CriticalCore

Alrighty, looked up a few YT vids. Just a couple of screws and it'll pop out with no issues.

 

Not as hard as I thought it would be. Will just keep it inside and charge it one every 3 weeks I guess, is it possible to overcharge the battery lol?

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mossrider
Just now, CriticalCore said:

Alrighty, looked up a few YT vids. Just a couple of screws and it'll pop out with no issues.

 

Not as hard as I thought it would be. Will just keep it inside and charge it one every 3 weeks I guess, is it possible to overcharge the battery lol?

Before I got old and spoiled with a heated shop I used to take all my batteries out and keep em under the bathroom sink with all the other nasty stuff. I'd rotate the old charger around every so often to top em off. You can't overcharge them with a modern charger. Get or use a floating or trickle style that self regulates if you forget to unhook because you will.

Then spend your off season on the internet buying more stuff!

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cornerslider
19 hours ago, CriticalCore said:

Alrighty, looked up a few YT vids. Just a couple of screws and it'll pop out with no issues.

 

Not as hard as I thought it would be. Will just keep it inside and charge it one every 3 weeks I guess, is it possible to overcharge the battery lol?

I have four motorcycles (two belong to my wife).... I have the battery tender "leads" permanently hooked up to all the bikes (it looks like you do as well). I store all my bikes in a un-heated garage (in Minnesota) all winter. I just plug all the battery tenders in, and don't worry about it. I don't think you can over-charge a battery with one? I actually got 9 riding seasons out of one of my OEM batteries using this method 😎-

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r1limited

cheaper yet , rig a hamster up to a charging system

 

 


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robbo10

I have two bikes and one charger, moving from one to the other every few days. Works well.


Just do it! 

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Beemer

I do it the easy way and just trade my bike in for a new one every spring. 😉 

 

What @mossrider said, less the porn-damonium. 🤢


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