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  • #21
    I don't use one. I just ride year round!
    Peace,
    Baron Wilhelm Gustav von Schmidt III
    (But you can call me Joe)

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    • Ironman
      Ironman commented
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      Ooh, you just had to rub it in, didn't you?
      I rode year round once in Indiana, but never again.

    • Txulrich
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      It's easier in Texas! Come on down, y'all!

  • #22
    obviously that would be the best option but being in Ohio i am definitely a "fair weather" rider and that's not going to happen once the cold temps roll around.
    2012 Road Star Silverado S

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    • #23
      As a side note, i ended up taking the HF charger back after i read some reviews of catastrophic battery failure and got this one to replace it. Twice the price so didn't like that but i will give my over the winter impressions of the unit next spring.
      2012 Road Star Silverado S

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      • #24
        Optimate4 = I practically never replace batteries.
        I got 8 years out of my last Waverunner battery that spends every Wisconsin winter in the lower barn.
        As far as I know, it's the only maintainer that desulphates batteries.
        Liked it so much I bought a second one.

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        • D-Fresh
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          I’ve not heard/seen that one before, I will look it up!

        • MidwestMike
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          I never worried about over charging / frying a battery with a cheap charger. It’s pretty simple, if the charger is putting out 13 volts (rounding numbers) and the battery is at 11, there is a 2 volt difference determining the current flow. Flow slows down at 12 volts, and stops when each are at 13 volts. But I did finally end up with the spendy Optimate though and it does have some neat features. I did have it “fix” some sulfated batteries.

      • #25
        I use the balanced method with "A" as Lawnmower Battery and "B" Bike Battery. My mower

        Battery is twice as big as the Bikes. I use a Trickle Charger 1 1/2 Amps.

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        • #26
          Batttery Tender also. Bike and lawnmower, no problems

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          • #27
            Still use the same one as last year lol.

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