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Old 12-23-2015, 02:45 PM   #15
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Use a battery tender my motorcycle sits on it all winter
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:11 PM   #16
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I just leave and when I get back 2+ mts later it starts up just fine. If it ain't broke why are we trying to fix it.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:48 PM   #17
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I just leave and when I get back 2+ mts later it starts up just fine. If it ain't broke why are we trying to fix it.
We go for six months and the temps can get to -20 for several days. A disconnected battery would probably be ok, but why risk it. A good "smart" charger that has a bulk, absorb and float feature is the only kind to use for that length of time. A battery will last longer if it is kept at 90+% of charge when in storage. $60 for a good Smart charger is a small investment for years of "Peace of Mind".
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When I left AZ in the spring I left a trickle charger on my car that was garaged there but, I also put it on a timer so that a would only run for a few hours a day. In 20 years of doing that I never had a problem with my car or golf cart.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:49 PM   #19
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Float Charger

My motor home the bat .would be down
if I let it set. So I went to Harbor Freight
At got this Float charger so I hope this works
for and I think it will. That's what a friend did.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:04 PM   #20
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I just leave and when I get back 2+ mts later it starts up just fine. If it ain't broke why are we trying to fix it.
This, it seems people are so obsessed with battery charges etc....

Make sure the battery has a full charge, disconnect from vehicle and leave it there, Ive had batteries sit for 5 to 6 months will no problems.
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If you are not using a trickle charger , just disconnect a battery terminal just to make sure no
parasitic loads drain that battery.
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