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    Trickle charging

    I'm keeping my VXS' in the garage (heated) for the winter. I'm in NC. I've filled the tanks and put stable in. I'm not going to fog because I figure I'll just fire'em up every couple of weeks for 15 seconds just to splash the oil around. I'm going to hook the batteries up to a battery tender. Is it necessary to pull the batteries out in order to put them on the charger or can I just leave'em hooked up in the ski with the charger on?? Any thoughts are appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slingshot View Post
    I'm keeping my VXS' in the garage (heated) for the winter. I'm in NC. I've filled the tanks and put stable in. I'm not going to fog because I figure I'll just fire'em up every couple of weeks for 15 seconds just to splash the oil around. I'm going to hook the batteries up to a battery tender. Is it necessary to pull the batteries out in order to put them on the charger or can I just leave'em hooked up in the ski with the charger on?? Any thoughts are appreciated.
    I'm leaving mine in the ski on a Battery Tender inside my garage....Have had good experience with using it on my car and bike over the winter as well.

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    I've done both (left battery hooked up in hull while on trickle charger, and removed).
    No problems encountered.

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    I remove mine and bring inside to stay on the tender all winter. On the original battery from 06. Top the fluids off and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    I've done both (left battery hooked up in hull while on trickle charger, and removed).
    No problems encountered.
    I do the same thing. This little gadget is your battery's best friend
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1023

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    i use something similar and leave in as i ski all year round in the uk. just put it on for a day every few weeks just to keep the battery refreshed before i ride it...

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    Make sure when your charging to disconnect the power to the battery from the ski. It might fry something. Maybe from a power spike, lightning etc. Also it bad for a battery to set on the concrete floor if you take it out put it on Styrofoam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20 feet Boy View Post
    Make sure when your charging to disconnect the power to the battery from the ski. It might fry something. Maybe from a power spike, lightning etc. Also it bad for a battery to set on the concrete floor if you take it out put it on Styrofoam.
    Not likely. That's why you buy a good tender or automatic charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    Not likely. That's why you buy a good tender or automatic charger.
    I would not want to take a Chance on fry my mpem. Shit happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20 feet Boy View Post
    Also it bad for a battery to set on the concrete floor if you take it out put it on Styrofoam.
    Thats rings true only with older batteries.

    Also, make dam sure yall arent trying to charge a dead/frozen battery. Especially in colder climates. A battery would have to be below 10 volts at around 25 degrees to freeze. But inducing even a 2amp charge to a frozen battery with no electrolyte left in the cells, with a slight amount of frozen water in it is like a little 12 volt BOMB!

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