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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm sorry this may be a noob question. I was wondering how long the bike could go without being started or rode?

I have experienced vehicles batteries needing a jump if they had not been started in a week or so... Just curious if this is the same wi


I'm sorry this may be a noob question. I was wondering how long the bike could go without being started or rode?

I have experienced vehicles batteries needing a jump if they had not been started in a week or so... Just curious if this is the same with motorcycles and specifically the 125?

I ask this question because my wife and I will be leaving California for a little over a month in December to visit her family in Brazil. I have been holding off buying the 125 because I have been worried about it sitting too long without being started up and drove around.. Should I hold off buying the bike until we get back around early January?


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It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont plan on riding it n

It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont plan on riding it no reason to buy it asap..
 
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[QUOTE="cbzdel, post: 1814"]It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont

It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont plan on riding it no reason to buy it asap..
True.. That is what I had been planning on.


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As far as the battery goes, I live in a very cold winter climate. It can get to -30°F. Non heated garage. I have the original batteries in all of my bikes. NEVER been on a charger.
They are stored for no less than 4 months each winter.
This include


As far as the battery goes, I live in a very cold winter climate. It can get to -30°F. Non heated garage. I have the original batteries in all of my bikes. NEVER been on a charger.
They are stored for no less than 4 months each winter.
This includes my 2003 Honda Glowing, with 94,000 miles, and my 2006 Yamaha FZ1, with 35,000 miles. Batteries can/will still fail, but thats been my experience. Just something to think about.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Guess it just depends on the bike.. Our Ninja 250R will be dead after a couple weeks off a trickle charger and it is common if you look around on the 250 boards.. And with the 125 based off it I would only expect about the same..

My 600 never had a


Guess it just depends on the bike.. Our Grom 250R will be dead after a couple weeks off a trickle charger and it is common if you look around on the 250 boards.. And with the 125 based off it I would only expect about the same..

My 600 never had a problem but the longest I went without starting it was maybe a month..
 
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[QUOTE="cbzdel, post: 1821"]Guess it just depends on the bike.. Our Ninja 250R will be dead after a couple weeks off a trickle charger and it is common if you look around on the 250 boards.. And with the 125 based off it I would only expect about the same..

Guess it just depends on the bike.. Our Grom 250R will be dead after a couple weeks off a trickle charger and it is common if you look around on the 250 boards.. And with the 125 based off it I would only expect about the same..

My 600 never had a problem but the longest I went without starting it was maybe a month..
Good info to know. It may be that the Grom 125 just has a relatively weaker charging system than what I'm used to.

I am actully quite surprised with the luck I've had so far.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Where could I find one of these chargers? The most we would be gone is about 5 weeks. We are down to one vehicle and have decided to buy the Ninja 125 for my commute to work and back.. The sooner the better to purchase the motorcycle if possible, but

Where could I find one of these chargers? The most we would be gone is about 5 weeks. We are down to one vehicle and have decided to buy the Grom 125 for my commute to work and back.. The sooner the better to purchase the motorcycle if possible, but I could also wait since the SE ABS/ Non ABS is the color that I am interested in the most..


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I got mine at Cycle Gear.. It was the special of the week it was like $10 with any purchase over $50 or something like that...

I got mine at Cycle Gear.. It was the special of the week it was like $10 with any purchase over $50 or something like that...
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
There's this thing on the internet called google...:D
J/K. Cycle Gear is good. Here are a few samples.
Dennis Kirk or Bobs Cycle Supply.
[url]https://www.denniskirk.com/yuasa/6-12-v-1-5-a-battery-charger.p282952.prd/282952.sku[/url]

[url]http:/


There's this thing on the internet called google...:D
J/K. Cycle Gear is good. Here are a few samples.
Dennis Kirk or Bobs Cycle Supply.
https://www.denniskirk.com/yuasa/6-12-v-1-5-a-battery-charger.p282952.prd/282952.sku

http://www.bobscycle.com/browse.cfm/4,17539.html

I usually google the exact item I'm looking for, then find the best price, and who has free shipping.
 
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[QUOTE="cbzdel, post: 1814"]It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont

It would be fine if you hook it up to a battry trickle charger. But if this is the case personally would wait until then just for the fact that they will probably be a bit cheaper and more options will be available. If you dont plan on riding it no reason to buy it asap..
the 125 will be cheaper around feb-march? how much cheaper
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Just a guess.. plus depends on your area.. middle of winter discount, plus the "new" markup might be winding down??

Just a guess.. plus depends on your area.. middle of winter discount, plus the "new" markup might be winding down??
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Here is a question for battery tenders.. The directions say battery must be in an open area if set up to trickle charge.. Does that mean you HAVE to take off the seat and such?? I hate ripping the 250 apart to use the charger, especially when it came

Here is a question for battery tenders.. The directions say battery must be in an open area if set up to trickle charge.. Does that mean you HAVE to take off the seat and such?? I hate ripping the 250 apart to use the charger, especially when it came with hard wire connectors... Just seeing that in the manual makes me worry or what if it puts off some gas the melts the seat ahah
 
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One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.

One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.
 
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[QUOTE="dkw12002, post: 1857"]One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.[/quote]

Awesome.. Thanks for the tip :-D


One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.
Awesome.. Thanks for the tip :-D
 
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[QUOTE="dkw12002, post: 1857"]One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.[/quote]

QUOTED FOR TRUTH! I just bought one a month ago from Amazon. I have not used it


One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.
QUOTED FOR TRUTH! I just bought one a month ago from Amazon. I have not used it yet, since winter is not here yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about it.

[ame]http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-021-0123-Junior-Charger/dp/B000CITK8S[/ame]
 
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[QUOTE="dkw12002, post: 1857"]One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.[/quote]


Just looked that one up, that is what I have..


One of the most popular and inexpensive ones sells for about $20 and is called the Battery Tender Junior and is available lots of places.

Just looked that one up, that is what I have..
 

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You should be able to get them at any automotive store. Pep Boys etc.

Battery maintainer, battery tender, trickle charger etc... all of these are the same things.

I take my seat off and leave it on all winter. I usually go out once a week and


You should be able to get them at any automotive store. Pep Boys etc.

Battery maintainer, battery tender, trickle charger etc... all of these are the same things.

I take my seat off and leave it on all winter. I usually go out once a week and start up the bike anyway though. I need my winter fix.

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I got a solar one off northertool that works very well, and no maintenance! =D plus doesn't run up your electricity bill at all. literally

heres a link
[url]http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578629_200578629[/url]

and they have one


I got a solar one off northertool that works very well, and no maintenance! =D plus doesn't run up your electricity bill at all. literally

heres a link
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578629_200578629

and they have one for bigger batteries..
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578631_200578631
 
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[QUOTE="ghost3772, post: 1927"]I got a solar one off northertool that works very well, and no maintenance! =D plus doesn't run up your electricity bill at all. literally

heres a link
[URL]http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578629_200578629[/U


I got a solar one off northertool that works very well, and no maintenance! =D plus doesn't run up your electricity bill at all. literally

heres a link
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578629_200578629

and they have one for bigger batteries..
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578631_200578631
Do you park outside?? Or how did you set that up? Drill a hole in your garage wall?
 
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