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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by Dogbite, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

    May 20, 2000
    If you park a motorcycle on a concrete garage floor, is there a danger of running the battery down if you don't put something under the kickstand so it doesn't contact the concrete?
  2. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

    Sep 4, 2004
    Racing Capital, USA
    I am going to say no. My brother has a garage full of bikes on their kickstand with nothing under them on a concrete floor.

  3. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

    Sep 1, 2005
    N E Louisiana
    The wives tale started when battery cases were made out of rubber, and they had to be stored with an insulater againt the ground, wood or wood shelves. With modern cases this is impossible to happen even if you store the charged battery on concrete. The largest reason for not getting full service life on the battery is not regular use to keep it at full charge. That's how battery tender is useful if you do not use machine on a regular basis. Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
  4. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

    Mar 1, 2001
    Maybe that's why my battery needs replacing every 5 or 6 years.
  5. The problem with setting a battery directly on a concrete floor was due to the floor's low temperature.
  6. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    May 16, 2005
    Where the buffalo roam
    The earlier post was right. When batteries had high coal content rubber cases, they would eventually ground themselves if stored on certain types of poured concrete floors, regardless of concrete temperature. Modern polymer-based battery cases don't have that problem. The real issue here is that every second that a bike battery is out of the bike your are missing out on riding and that is the real tragedy. HH
  7. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

    May 20, 2000
    Thanks guys!! This settled an argument between wife and i. She said it was a problem, i said i didn't think so.
  8. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2004
    Oh yeah blame the wife..