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Old 12-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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Location: Alexandria, VA
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Originally Posted by SourKraut View Post
I have a PC680 in my 1150 that has lasted for four years and is still strong. I don't leave my bikes on trickle chargers during the winter months, just occasionally plug them in overnight. Everybody I know that stores their bikes on trickle chargers replaces batteries every one or two years. Perhaps it is just a coincidence.
I never use a charger unless I let my bike sit too long. Then, like you, I charge it and ride it. I have long suspected that trickle/maintenance chargers are not actually good for batteries as well.

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