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Old 04-15-2008, 12:15 PM   #21
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One more thing... I have to keep it in a storage unit since I live in an apt. complex, I don't always get to ride since I'm a single parent. My friend told me that I need to go start it up and let run for a few mins every 2-3 days to keep sediments from settling in the bottom of tank. Is that true or is every weekend ok?
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:21 PM   #22
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So would it be better to try to charge it or just buy a new one? The guy I bought it from didn't do anything to it but ride. (That's obvious... bone dry on oil, low batt., bald a$$ rear tire, not had a bath(the bike) in I don't know when) So my guess would be to buy a new one right? It should be about that time. :dontknow:
LOL I seriously would've thought you meant the guy.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:24 PM   #24
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Hey, I'm in friendswood... if you want, I'll bring my bat tender and recharge your battery over night and see if that will fix it. Let me know ... I work by Elington, so not a big deal for me seeing as how you're in clear lake.
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I hope the 2-3 day rule isn't true b/c w/the rain I sometimes don't get to start her up that often. I think you're right about needing a battery. If you charge it then you will probably just see the same problem again soon. Like someone else said, take it w/you to get the core charge....
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I hope the 2-3 day rule isn't true b/c w/the rain I sometimes don't get to start her up that often. I think you're right about needing a battery. If you charge it then you will probably just see the same problem again soon. Like someone else said, take it w/you to get the core charge....
Yeah, I'mma get a new one.

It's gonna be a fun task swappin' it out though. I've worked on cars but a bike is a li'l bit smaller area to mess with.
Then I'll be back on the streets! :slide:
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One more thing... I have to keep it in a storage unit since I live in an apt. complex, I don't always get to ride since I'm a single parent. My friend told me that I need to go start it up and let run for a few mins every 2-3 days to keep sediments from settling in the bottom of tank. Is that true or is every weekend ok?
I think that is a little overkill....maybe once every week or every other week...especially down here in Houston with this "mild" weather we have. If the bike will be sitting long periods of time you may want to add stabil to the fuel, but running the bike every other week for a quick ride or idle should be good enough.
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Hey, I'm in friendswood... if you want, I'll bring my bat tender and recharge your battery over night and see if that will fix it. Let me know ... I work by Elington, so not a big deal for me seeing as how you're in clear lake.
Thanks man, but I just want this fixed already. Wanna ride soon.
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I think that is a little overkill....maybe once every week or every other week...especially down here in Houston with this "mild" weather we have. If the bike will be sitting long periods of time you may want to add stabil to the fuel, but running the bike every other week for a quick ride or idle should be good enough.
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how much do you have to take off the bike to swap out the battery?
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Yeah, I'mma get a new one.

It's gonna be a fun task swappin' it out though. I've worked on cars but a bike is a li'l bit smaller area to mess with.
Then I'll be back on the streets! :slide:
In my opinion, I'd rather work on a bike, much easier.
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I think that is a little overkill....maybe once every week or every other week...especially down here in Houston with this "mild" weather we have. If the bike will be sitting long periods of time you may want to add stabil to the fuel, but running the bike every other week for a quick ride or idle should be good enough.
I would concur, just once a week go out and start her up, maybe every two or three take her for a spin.
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how much do you have to take off the bike to swap out the battery?
Are you asking in general or are you asking her?

if general, usually just take off the seat, and the batter is right there.
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^ i was asking in general...newbie so I've never done it
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how much do you have to take off the bike to swap out the battery?
So far just lookin like the seat and the fuse box on top of the batt. itself. We shall see. lmao
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^ i was asking in general...newbie so I've never done it
gotcha, never did one on a 250

I'd assume its like most other bikes. Take the seat off, unscrew the battery leads. Then the battery should slide right out. 10 mins at the most
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sweet! not that I should need to replace my batt anytime soon, just good to know
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Like Dan stated ( DBUCK ) It is ok to get the bike started every other week and add a little fuel STABIL to the gas tank. A new battery should have you up and running . It an easy repair, less than 5 mins.
**Wait. When I bought a new battery from Walmart it was dry batt. I had to add the batt acid and then charge the batt. before installing it.**
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