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i haven't read about this yet so can anyone tell me if i remove the battery for winter charging and storage, will the digital speedo, clock and odometer reset? it's a 04 sv650 if that helps. any preferences for leaving it on the bike or storage on the shelf?
 

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Speedo? It resets everytime you ride.
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If you charge your battery on your bike over the winter you are suppose to disconnect the ground from the bike. Just in case if your charger fries it doesn't fry the bikes computer in the process.
 

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I just leave mine in with a battery tender on it so I can sart it up every two weeks with little problem. That way there's nothing to reset. Now if only I could set the time on my microwave and VCR.
 

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The trip odometer will reset if you disconnect the battery but the odometer is set in the computer and will remain unless you fry the computer.

Clock will also reset.

When in doubt, give it a try. It won't hurt anything.
 

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The bike constantly drains a little in storage with the newer electronic bikes even if it's just to keep the clock working. Also if you store your bike in a cold area you're better off taking the battery in where it's moderately warm but not hot (like not by the heating system).

Nursebiker, you may want to alter your start it every two weeks deal. That actually is far worse for the bike then just letting it sit. It's been covered in the past. Try a search on "winter storage" for some reading.
 

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The bike constantly drains a little in storage with the newer electronic bikes even if it's just to keep the clock working. Also if you store your bike in a cold area you're better off taking the battery in where it's moderately warm but not hot (like not by the heating system).

Nursebiker, you may want to alter your start it every two weeks deal. That actually is far worse for the bike then just letting it sit. It's been covered in the past. Try a search on "winter storage" for some reading.
Yah, it fouls the plugs. you dont need to start the bike, just put fuel stabilizer in and out a blanket over her.
 

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It's best to store your battery in a cool area, such as in an unheated garage. The lower the temperature, the slower the self-discharge rate.

The only exception is if it gets extremely cold where you live and there is a risk of the battery freezing. You should store it inside in that case.
 

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If you can afford $40 to $50, get a Yuasa Powershot ot Battery Tender leave the battery in, hook it up and forget it (notwithsstanding the comments about temperatures where the bike or battery is being stored).
 
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