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Battery Myth | Does Starting My Motorcycle in the Winter Charge the Battery?

Posted on October 21, 2010
While starting your bike every few weeks in the winter may be good for the mechanics of it, it could end up harming your battery. Here's why: Your vehicle's charging system does not truly ramp up until it gets far above idle, sometimes as high as 5000rpm! Unless you hold 'er wide open for 10 or 15 minutes, you may not get enough of a charge to replace the energy you used just to start it, let alone the energy you needed to replace lost in storage. read more...

Written Tutorial | OK, who's got gas? Fuel, that is.

Posted on February 15, 2011
The first thing you must understand about today's fuels is that the environment is the first consideration and the engine performance comes second. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a heavy hand in today's Gasoline and Diesel fuels development. read more...

Battery Myth | How Much Does it Cost to Maintain a Motorcycle Battery?

Posted on March 7, 2012
It's time to be honest. Companies and experts will tell you that it's a good idea to keep your motorcycle battery on a trickle charger/maintainer. They'll claim, accurately so, how it will extend the life of your motorcycle, ATV, or other powersports battery. This is especially important to consider this practice if you let your big boy toys sit in storage during the winter months or off-season. But somehow or another, nobody ever mentions the cost involved in battery maintenance. Is it really worth it? Can't I just buy a cheap battery every 1-2 years instead of purchasing *gasp* a battery charger? read more...

Battery Myth | Can a Battery ‘Reverse’ its Polarity?

Posted on May 8, 2012
Actually, yes, but not without help. Reversing the polarity on a battery can happen only a couple of ways. For all intents and purposes, the battery will be ruined. You could technically charge it up, negatively, and continue to use it, but your plates are designed with the positive plates being lead dioxide, and the negative being composed of a sponge lead, which would now be reversed. The fact of the matter is, a lead acid battery cannot reverse its own polarity without an external stimulus. It is just not possible. read more...

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