Quote: Originally Posted by rotaxdave1
Yes, there IS an absolute need for a battery tender if the bike is stored in cool/cold environments!! Powersports batteries can lose like 5% of their charge per day at any temp below freezing. Most of my buddies have to replace their batts every spring because they can't be bothered to plug theirs in. Go to Walmart spend the $20 on a cheap Schumaker tender.
NO, There is NOT a absolute need for a battery tender if the bike is stored in cool/cold environment!! I am not saying dont get one. It will not hurt to have one on your bike. Yes I did replace my batt but only from a false diagnosis. My original batt has never let me down and it has never been stored in a heated place. It is a 07 model and sits in temps as low as -45 c for months sometimes. My original batt is now in my buddys gade and his bike starts and runs great, even at -20c. No he does not run a tender and no he does not park it in a heated garage. Missinformation is terrible on the internet some times. Glad to here you got your bike going flyboy.