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As i was the first to offer my support and I am to lazy to find my instructions + search google give us a link or quick idiots guide to maintenance. I took mine off during the winter and put it nice and cosy by the radiator in the back bedroom. I knew there was no chance of it being use + thought there could be chance of it draining. I woke up one day, the sun had come out so I threw the battery back on the bike and went for a ride. is this the best way to treat the battery or should I have done something differently? it works perfectly and I want it to continue doing so?
 

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I literally take my battery out (or not, one winter I left it in the bike with temps in the -40c range) and put it on a shelf in the basement. In the spring, I put it in and away I go.

It is absolutely maintenance free, you need do nothing, AFAIK.
 

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As i was the first to offer my support and I am to lazy to find my instructions + search google give us a link or quick idiots guide to maintenance. I took mine off during the winter and put it nice and cosy by the radiator in the back bedroom. I knew there was no chance of it being use + thought there could be chance of it draining. I woke up one day, the sun had come out so I threw the battery back on the bike and went for a ride. is this the best way to treat the battery or should I have done something differently? it works perfectly and I want it to continue doing so?
The two best ways to maintain our batteries are:

1.) Simply disconnect the negative terminal.

2.) Our EVO Advanced Charger comes with a trickle charger lead and works as a maintainer. This for customers who don't want to remove the battery or may have a bike with a parasitic draw.

Thanks again Chip for your outstanding Customer Service.

No worries. Glad we could help and I am very sorry you had an issue in the first place. :thumbup
 

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Disconnecting the negative terminal at the end of the ride will pretty much make it last forever.
 

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First of all I will agree great customer service.

I bought an 8 cell a few years back and within a week it was dead. Ballistic quickly sent me a new one and said it looked like the old one was charged wrong, which I had never put the battery on a charge because it was brand new. Got the new one installed and a few weeks later it just didn't have the amps to start the bike anymore. Pulled it out and bought a regular battery from oreillys.
 
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