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#1 cr500r

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:20 AM

 . . . every few months, since March, I've been pulling out my Schumacher 1.5A battery maintainer and plugging in the leads to the leads at the rear of my 2 Grand Touring Limiteds as despite one being a 2018 and the other a 2019, I don't want to be one of those that ends up with a dead battery when I pull the machines out into the daylight to get them running and then loading them into the trailer. 

 

I also hook the larger clamps to the terminals on the kids Yamaha Snoscoot as I don't want to neglect that battery either as I have a feeling the kids are going to love the sled more this winter than last.  

 

 

I do have to change the chaincase oil, at least in my machine as it went through two seasons of riding, though not all that many miles-not like the old days when I'd put 3,000 some miles on  in a winter.  

 

I also bought a Motive oil extractor to get the oil out of the kids Snoscoot as the drain bolt is brutal to get back on as the design of where they put the bolt makes it so one can't even get their fingers on the bolt=dumb.  

 

 

 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:01 PM

Good idea to keep the batteries maintained in the off season.  You'll find if you disconnect the terminals when not in use it will help keep the battery nearly topped up.  

 

I disconnect each spring and put the charger on them once throughout the summer.  


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#3 Mike-337

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:18 PM

Battery tender Jr on a new yusa battery, expect 7 to ten years.
No tender, cut that in half. I feel very strongly through maintaining several Powersports1 batteries through the years.

By buddy swapped out his battery finally on his 08 Vector last fall! It showed no signs of giving up either, but he knew he was pressing his luck.
He uses a Battery Tender Jr religiously, and I don't blame him.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:33 PM

Battery tender Jr on a new yusa battery, expect 7 to ten years.
No tender, cut that in half. I feel very strongly through maintaining several Powersports1 batteries through the years.

By buddy swapped out his battery finally on his 08 Vector last fall! It showed no signs of giving up either, but he knew he was pressing his luck.
He uses a Battery Tender Jr religiously, and I don't blame him.

 

Going on season 4 with that combination and it shows no sign of failing. For the money those little tenders are sure nice to have.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:37 PM

Float charger the only way to go.

 

Hook them up and walk away.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:53 PM

I use a Yuasa Smart Shot 900 (which I believe is the same as the Tender Jr) and an old style lamp timer so it only cycles on for a few hours each day.
The battery in my '08 Outlander is still the original.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:19 PM

Interesting to hear how it works for others.My rev has been stored with the battery in it for the 8 years I’ve had it, hooked up and ignored and it fires right away in December. It’s a no name battery that was in it when I got it. I checked the Cat turbo recently, it read 12.6 volts. No need for service there.My 3 marine batteries I store in the garage and put a short 2 amp charge once during the winter. They never have gone below 12.4 volts unless they were toast. Batteries have a life, some are shorter than others, some longer, but overcharging sure shortens it. I know a guy who owns a big marina, and when I asked him how they look after all the batteries he says they don’t, they can’t remove, store,and maintain 600 batteries. They stay in the shrink wrapped boat all winter,and are fine 6 or 7 months later if they are still a good battery, if they are old or bad, they will get replaced during spring commission anyway. Whatever works for you.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:00 PM

Those tenders aren’t just for power sports. Use them on seasonal vehicles as well; original battery in my ‘06 Vette and passes load test with no problem.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:55 AM

Those tenders aren’t just for power sports. Use them on seasonal vehicles as well; original battery in my ‘06 Vette and passes load test with no problem.
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Yup. My brother uses his all winter long on his 69.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:02 AM

I'm still on my OEM battery because of my tender . 712euTCsO9L._SL1500_.jpg B)


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:23 AM

Nice car, that's my favourite year Camaro. Looks great.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:53 AM

Sleds are plugged in when not in use...

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:00 PM

I'm guessing the pink Mustang on the right is the one you ride ???

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:04 PM

Nice lookin line up yoo got there TT

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:06 PM

I'm guessing the pink Mustang on the right is the one you ride ???

 

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