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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...

Product Review | Motorcycle/ATV/Jetski Winterizing Kit

Posted on November 29, 2010
This powersports weatherizing kit is designed to include all the bits you need to put your motorcycle, jet ski, or ATV away for the winter, insuring that it will be 'ready to ride' as soon as the weather is again favorable.Kit includes:

1 each BatteryMinder 12 volt battery maintainer/desulfator
1 Quart of PRI-G gasoline treatement
1 8" x 12" BatteryMat
1 Battery Terminal cleaning brush
1 10oz Aersol can of Battery Terminal Corrsion preventitive spray read more...

Quick Ways to Extend ATV and Motorcycle Battery Life in Summer and Winter

Posted on September 21, 2011
Wow, with fall weather knocking on our door (pounding on some?) it looks like we have just about wrapped up another summer season. And what a summer it was! Some of you had a real blistering summer, while others have got off way too easy. For sure, the weather here is Southern Oregon was absolutely fantastic, with a grand total of 0 days breaking the 100F mark. That is the first time I remember this happening in the 30+ years I have lived here. At the same time, I know some locales have seen record strings of hot weather. I guess it all balances out in the end. So, being a battery related post, you may be wondering what the tie in is to batteries? Actually, the weather plays a very important role in the lifespan of our batteries read more...

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