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Old 10-29-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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time to put up for the winter..

Is it necessary to disconnect the wires from the battery terminals before putting the maintainer on for the winter?



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Old 10-31-2017, 08:08 AM   #2
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I don't bother to disconnect the battery. Make sure you don't over charge it over the winter.
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:40 PM   #3
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Most (good) battery maintainers have leads that connect right to the battery poles & you just plug it into household type current. Therefore I would not bother to disconnect the battery. Of course I live in Florida now so there is really NO dormant season but I still use a battery maintainer between rides. Irish
P.S. I used to ride year round when in NH but I was also younger then. I also had booze to keep me warm but now I quit drinking & got more sense !

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Old 11-02-2017, 08:35 AM   #4
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Irish is right. Take the time to attach the pigtail with the plug, to your battery. Forget about the one with the alligator clips. No worries about overcharging if you have a true maintainer, such as a "Battery Tender Jr.". I keep my 12 year old mower, and all 4 bikes, plugged in continuously, from this time of year, until spring.


Might be a couple of weeks too early to put them away for the season.....even in our neck of the woods. Last year my last outing was on Novermer 19th. The year before, my last ride was December 14th.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:45 AM   #5
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I used a Yuasa Hot Shot maintainer at one time and just installed the pigtail on the battery terminals. It was not mentioned in the owners manual to disconnect the battery from the bike. Im going to be down to 2 scooters soon and I will rotate them out during the winter to keep them moving, so I passed the Yuasa on to a friend. Battery Tender makes a good product also.
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