Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Topeka, KS, USA
Re: Bike in lockdown
Running your bike for 15 inutes to charge the battery is one of the worst things you can do to it. The best rule is: don't start it unless you'e going to ride it. Get a good regulated charger and plug it in twice a month for a couple of days.
If you doubt my advice, run your bike for ten minutes or so and then look inside the oil filler port and inspect the underside of the cap. Short runs cause condensation in the crankcase which does not evaporate unless the bike is ridden and gets hot enough to boil it out. Idling will not do it. Needless to say, water is a poor lubricant for motors.
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Last edited by deanwoolsey; Jan 12th, 2015 at 10:40 pm.