Originally Posted by mollydog
You must be new Hooli!
If your bike is kept in a heated garage and ridden couple times a week or so, then your batt will stay in pretty good shape. But a bike left out or not ridden, the batt will eventually go down, depending on it's age, condition and local temps.
clos-ish mate. been riding a couple of years & my bikes live outside. one goes to work every day unless there is snow on the ground. ok its a 1400 so big alternator to run the heated grips, but its never gone flat when left either - such as when its been in bits for a few weeks getting repaired.
the other one is an old T140, sits in the garden for weeks & starts no problem when i go to it. but then a kicker is cheating?
i know people who always suffer flat batts on bikes/cars. always seems to be poor maintaince causing a problem that makes it go flat. or they are just running too much power for the charging circut to replace.