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Old 01-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #4906
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Why are you storing the battery in a refrigerator? That will surely kill it.
http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/battery.asp
Many store their bikes in a remote location in an environment that would make a ref seem quite pleasant. However, if a conditioned (heated) home is nearby by all means better to store it there.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #4907
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Do not store a battery on a concrete floor. That is, of course, if you want it to be any good.

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #4908
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Do not store a battery on a concrete floor. That is, of course, if you want it to be any good.

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I don't think that applies to today's batteries.

http://www.thebatteryterminal.com/Te...n_Concrete.htm
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #4909
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I don't think that applies to today's batteries.

http://www.thebatteryterminal.com/Te...n_Concrete.htm
Well how 'bout that. So, I'm living in the past I guess and as I read the article it dawned on me where I picked this up. Back in the early 70's at one of my first jobs ( body shop and Model A resto shop) the OLD guy there was the one who would bitch about us putting the batteries on the floor. Matches the info in your link.

Dang, now I gotta go home and take all those batteries off the shelves! Thanks pal!


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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #4910
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c) is there anything I should run through now it to make sure the carb is is fine ( ran perfectly on the way home) . . .
Star-Tron; Stabil, etc. fuel conditioners will prevent gasoline gelling, gumming up . . . make sure you run the engine enough after applying to fuel tank to fill carburetor float bowl and all orifices and passages.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #4911
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And SeaFoam!

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Star-Tron; Stabil, etc. fuel conditioners will prevent gasoline gelling, gumming up . . . make sure you run the engine enough after applying to fuel tank to fill carburetor float bowl and all orifices and passages.

I've used SeaFoam to good effect too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 AM   #4912
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Why are you storing the battery in a refrigerator? That will surely kill it.
http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/battery.asp
What does that have to do with automotive type batteries?

He's concerned about extreme heat in a remote location. My suggestion about a refrigerator is on the assumption refrigerators are handy and not much else is, like tenders or climate controlled rooms.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:32 AM   #4913
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LED Tailight Insert

Open question looking for ideas. I purchased an LED tail light insert for my KLR, and I'm looking for one to fit my son's 2006 Shadow VLX600. It has a programmable flashing feature, which is super cool.The original company that sold me this insert can't help (they don't carry them now). I've trolled a ton of commercial sites, with no luck (probably because the bike has been discotinued). Does anyone have an idea where I might get LED inserts for different bikes?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #4914
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Open question looking for ideas. I purchased an LED tail light insert for my KLR, and I'm looking for one to fit my son's 2006 Shadow VLX600. It has a programmable flashing feature, which is super cool.The original company that sold me this insert can't help (they don't carry them now). I've trolled a ton of commercial sites, with no luck (probably because the bike has been discotinued). Does anyone have an idea where I might get LED inserts for different bikes?

Thanks in advance.
I have the flashing LED brake lights on my KLR and Concours. I installed new LED lights on my bus and found this flasher for only 5 bucks. Not adjustable but still wakes people up when they are behind the bus. The motorcycle LED's cost me around $100 for each bike. If you could incorporate one of superbright's brake/tail lights on your bike with the flasher it would only cost about $35 dollars. I broke the brake light lens on my KLX250S, they don't sell just the lens you have to buy the whole tail light assembly. For now I have it super glued back together, if it ever falls apart I will find a way to mount a cheap LED brake/tail light with the $5 dollar flasher.

If your good with electrical, they sell LED do it your self parts.



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Old 01-29-2013, 12:39 PM   #4915
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Thanks for the info. Ordered two flasher modules for my two KLRs (which already have LED bulbs).

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I have the flashing LED brake lights on my KLR and Concours...... For now I have it super glued back together, if it ever falls apart I will find a way to mount a cheap LED brake/tail light with the $5 dollar flasher.

If your good with electrical, they sell LED do it your self parts.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #4916
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Bought a sealed Voltz for $90 which I think is okay for Australia prices. Started right up.

I will pull the battery this year and put it on a tender back at the house now I know the bike will not be run - still hot at the house but not like a tin building.

It's hot in the storage and completely dry so should I just run the tank and carb dry before storing? - thanks
That's what happened accidentally this time.

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Star-Tron; Stabil, etc. fuel conditioners will prevent gasoline gelling, gumming up . . . make sure you run the engine enough after applying to fuel tank to fill carburetor float bowl and all orifices and passages.
But its all going to evaporate. :( 9 months in an oven
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #4917
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What does that have to do with automotive type batteries?

He's concerned about extreme heat in a remote location. My suggestion about a refrigerator is on the assumption refrigerators are handy and not much else is, like tenders or climate controlled rooms.
I've never had a battery die on me in the summer, but there have been plenty of times where I needed a jump in the winter, or had to jump someone else in the winter.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #4918
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Bought a sealed Voltz for $90 which I think is okay for Australia prices. Started right up.

I will pull the battery this year and put it on a tender back at the house now I know the bike will not be run - still hot at the house but not like a tin building.

It's hot in the storage and completely dry so should I just run the tank and carb dry before storing? - thanks
That's what happened accidentally this time.

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But its all going to evaporate. :( 9 months in an oven
Yes, it will all evaporate. IMO, get all the fuel out and don't worry about additives. Maybe a little oil into the cylinder through the spark plug hole and turn it over a few times to coat the cylinder. Storing the batt in a better temperature can't be a bad thing.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:51 PM   #4919
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was thinking that about the oil - just motor oil or??
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #4920
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^ yes and store with fresh oil. Get the old oil out. Motor oil in the cylinder is fine. Purists would use a fogging oil.
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