As the winter months are approaching, the period for bikers to hit the road steadily decreases. In periods in which you feel that you will not be riding your bike as frequently, it is important that you care and store your battery properly during these seasons. To ensure that you maintain optimal battery performance and consistency when riding, there are several steps that will help maintain the health of your battery:
#1. Fully Charge Your Battery
Before you package and store your battery away it is vitally important that you have your battery fully charged. This is meant to check the flow of electrical currents through all the batteries cells. Charging often (but not overcharging your battery) will optimize your battery’s charging cycles.
#2. Turn Off the Master Switch
Another important tip before storing away your battery is to make sure that you switch off the master switch which is found at the back of the bike. This will prevent the battery from draining over time and therefore increases the lifespan of your battery.
#3. Store Your Battery In a Temperature Neutral Environment
It is also important that when you plan on storing your battery that you put it in an environment that is not subject to drastic changes in temperature. If a battery is stored in any sort of extreme temperature it can cause issues with chemical reactions within the battery and therefore tampers with its long term functionality.
Safe travels & happy riding,