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Motorbike on trickle charger - flat

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Magic_x_uk, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,492

    Location: Bristol

    Ah true I took it more to be due to new child but now is ok but re-reading, it does sound like he's unlikely to ride it any time soon so yeah, as you said it's probably most sensible to sell it on.
     
  2. Magic_x_uk

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 11, 2005

    Posts: 5,424

    Location: Derbyshire

    Yeah. Your right guys. I would love nothing more than to go for a ride. Miss it immensely. Live on the doorstep of the Peak District. So beautiful to go out there and ‘get lost’ on the bike.

    But my priority is my daughter. All you bikers out there know only too well. We are invisible out there and I’m not taking a chance whilst she is still young.

    Definitely sometime down the line I will be back on the bike.

    Don’t want to sell it as I like her. She’s pretty and I have good memories with her


    But will get her started this week and also just ordered some bits as well as some Fuel Stabaliser
     
  3. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,230

    Whilst I fully understand your situation, when you are ready to get back on, make sure you get it fully maintained and brought up to scratch before you ride it.

    As you see in this thread, fluids go bad, things need greasing periodically, the rubber compounds in your tyres degrade (if your tyres are 5+ years old, consider changing them, the month of manufacture are stamped on the side in MMYY format) etc. All of this will come to fruition when you ride and increase your risk.
     
  4. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,036

    It's actually WWYY format, eg 3217 would be the 32nd week of 2017.

    ...but sorry to be "that guy" hehe.
     
  5. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,230

    You're right, good spot!
     
  6. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,774

    I also got that impression
    Edit: After posting this reply I noticed there was another page of replies :o
     
  7. Magic_x_uk

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 11, 2005

    Posts: 5,424

    Location: Derbyshire

    Okay.
    Pulled it out of the garage the other day.
    Took all the covers off of it and put it into the sunshine.

    jumped it with a spare car battery I have. Started in third push.
    Let it run for about ten minutes and added some fuel stabalizer to the tank.

    looked at the battery. The - negative had some corrosion on the battery terminal so removed and discarded the battery.

    Now back in the garage for the time being.