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I'm quickly approaching the end of my riding season here. (ie. central Canada/Manitoba) Curious to know what everybody's doing with their battery thru the winter months or long, cool periods of inactivity ? :confused:

Appreciate your thoughts and words of wisdom.
 

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I've heard of some of who keep their bikes outside under cover for the NY/NJ/CT winter and start it up fine for spring.

Some like me who have it in a garage for the winter, open the door and start it every 2 weeks.

Others attach a trickle charger (battery tender) to their battery for the winter.

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What are the options?

1 Do nothing
2 Bring inside
3 Bring whole bike inside living room
4 Keep battery on battery tender

I like 3, but would have to settle for number 4.
 

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The best solution I've found is the CTEK charger. The pigtail (that you leave connected to the battery) has an LED indicator that flashes either green, yellow, or red to show the current state of the battery. I could leave mine connected full-time but I usually wait until I see the indicator flashing yellow and then, I connect the CTEK to bring the battery back up to full charge. If interested, here's a link to one on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FQBWCY?keywords=ctek%20battery%20charger&qid=1445004686&ref_=sr_1_3&s=automotive&sr=1-3
 
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Manitoba ? Good god man, bring that battery in the house. It'll freeze and explode in those temperatures !!!

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BTW, I'm only half kidding, don't leave it outside at -20c or colder, charger or not.
 

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What are the options?

1 Do nothing
2 Bring inside
3 Bring whole bike inside living room
4 Keep battery on battery tender

I like 3, but would have to settle for number 4.
I'll ask the wife about 3 .....
 

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Manitoba ? Good god man, bring that battery in the house. It'll freeze and explode in those temperatures !!!

;)

BTW, I'm only half kidding, don't leave it outside at -20c or colder, charger or not.
Yeah, at the very least I was going to bring it in. Just wondering if a batt-tender is something I should look at OR if it would b fine inside un-a-tended.
 
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