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Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby rspaulding » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:47 pm

I was just wondering what precautions I should take when keeping my scooter in the garage during the cold Minnesota winter? Is there any additive I should put in the gas tank to keep it good? or anything?

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby moebobbie » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:13 pm

Fill the tank to the top, add Stabil to the fuel and get the tores off the concrete. I use a piece of wood under mine. Take the battery out and place it on a battery tender and then kiss her goodnight until spring!

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby rspaulding » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:22 pm

It's already been pretty cold here for about a month already, am I too late for any of that? Could I have already caused troubles by not doing this sooner?

and what is a battery tender?
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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby moebobbie » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:20 pm

You haven't lost anything. Do it as soon as you can.

A battery tender is the brandname of a motorcycle battery trickle charger. It feeds the battery as needed. You just plug it in and forget it. Make sure there is sufficient electrolite if your battery is not a sealed unit. They're worth their weight as far as I'm concerned.

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby rspaulding » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:48 pm

im just curious... what could happen if I dont use a battery tender?
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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby JD » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:25 am

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby John » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:53 am

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby moebobbie » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:24 pm

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby JD » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:41 pm

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby mountainmoped » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 pm

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby John » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:08 pm

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby maddog » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:42 pm

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re: Storing scooters during Minnesota winter

Postby John » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:40 am

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