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    battery charger

    Hello to all.......

    Just got my 2009 Kaw STX 15F winterized by the dealer.

    1st ?.....The mechanic say the kaw's don't have to be anti-freezed but he does it anyway.Better safe than sorry. I live in the midwest. It gets cold and water freezes hard! comments......

    2nd ?.....Took the battery out for the season and have it inside. I know there are a million of these sold.....could someone recommend a brand of a trickle charger to keep the battery going during its off season........

    Thanks.....

    mrbigsea


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    Never Time To Ride antoniodef's Avatar
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    Battery Tender...works great and not expensive

    http://www.atbatt.com/b/battery-tend...Fcu7KgodfGqqJw

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    Just get a 300ma cheap one with the over volt protection. Should be 20 bucks over there.

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    yup thats the ticket.... I dont know about $20 but thats the right one.. i leave mine on all winter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoniodef View Post
    Battery Tender...works great and not expensive

    http://www.atbatt.com/b/battery-tend...Fcu7KgodfGqqJw
    Battery Tender is a well known brand and seems to work well. Avoid no-name chargers.

    Amazon.com sells the Battery Tender Jr. for under $25.

    Battery tip: When it comes time for a new battery, buy a factory sealed AGM battery, like the Odyssey PC625 or Deka ETX16LM.

    AGM batteries don't self-discharge the same way regular batteries do, so even after sitting all winter it will still have plenty of power to start the engine. And no possibility of acid leaks, vibration resistant, long service life, and strong starting power. Worth the extra money.

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    wow... I have never seen them that low... thanks for the tip

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    Thanks guys for all the advice on the battery tender...............I am wondering if anyone might have a comment or two about the adding the pink stuff to winterize or not...........

    mrbigsea

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    I just tip it all the way back on the trailer. Rev it hard a couple of times to blow out as much water as i can, Then i level the trailer and while its running pour a gallon of pink stuff thru the fitting up front using a short piece of garden hose and funnel. Rev it a little to get the ping stuff to come thru the front pisser fitting. Then i remove the plugs spray fogging oil in each hole real good put a rag over the top and bump the starter. Spray again and reinstall plugs.
    Remove battery and put on a charger. and your done. change the oil and filter in the spring. Doing it this way since 2004 and no problems here.
    May want to put some fuel stablizer in before your last ride of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julrich View Post
    I just tip it all the way back on the trailer. Rev it hard a couple of times to blow out as much water as i can, Then i level the trailer and while its running pour a gallon of pink stuff thru the fitting up front using a short piece of garden hose and funnel. Rev it a little to get the ping stuff to come thru the front pisser fitting. Then i remove the plugs spray fogging oil in each hole real good put a rag over the top and bump the starter. Spray again and reinstall plugs.
    Remove battery and put on a charger. and your done. change the oil and filter in the spring. Doing it this way since 2004 and no problems here.
    May want to put some fuel stablizer in before your last ride of the year.
    + 5 on all of that..while the main cooling system has antifreeze in it, you don't want the water from the exhaust system evaporating and then condensing in your engine. RV antifreeze is good and this is exactlyhow I winterize all 4 strokes...change the oil at the end of the season to prevent acid attacks on your bearings from old motor oil. + you're ready to go first nice day of the season with no issues.

    I only sell AGM batteries these days. You shoul disconnect the battery to rpevent the computer from drawing it down ( an agm battery is pretty much ruined if your draw it dead with a small draw..like from a seadoo mpem looking for a key)

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoniodef View Post
    Battery Tender...works great and not expensive

    http://www.atbatt.com/b/battery-tend...Fcu7KgodfGqqJw
    +2

    I hook my ski up to the tender whenever it's on the trailer. Great product!
    Last edited by Jaxtripp; 10-21-2010 at 10:24 AM.

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