Re: Battery storage/charging opinions
well i have a shorai lithium iron battery. it weighs less than a pound and they say if your storing it to simply unhook the +, no need to put them on a tender. it holds its charge for a year unattended.
if you use a tender, ive read you should hook it up a couple days n then unhook it for 2 weeks n repeat.
its also said that its not good to start a bike thats stored and let it warm up to running temp and shut it off. first of all there is no need for it. it creates condensation in the crank case. blowby happens more during warm up and warming a bike to full temp at idle takes longer. that in combination with the condensation created by short runs in cold temps cause acids that your oil only has so much additives to deal with before they are used up.
not to mention your bikes charging system doesnt do much if any charging at idle so your just draining the battery.
if your not going to ride the bike there is no reason to start it n let it run up to temp n shut it off. it does nothing good for the engine but does have some negative effects.
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