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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Should I bring My Clock On The Bike In For Winter?

Have a handlebar clock on the bike. Wondering if you need to bring it inside for the winter? It just pops off the mount. Gets pretty cold here in Michigan. Thanks.

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I'd leave it, your garage isn't that cold.

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an lcd clock I assume... well, the cold can affect the display, but they usually revert to normal once they warm up some (above 40ish). the battery life *may* be affected, and it will probably not keep accurate time..

other than above, as long as it stays dry (inside the clock and out), it should be fine

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If it has an internal battery, bring it in. I'd bring in the bikes battery too btw.

You get snow there already?

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It's an analog. KM I thought about the bikes battery too but not a big fan of lead acid in the house. Just my opinion.

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I just look at my phone. You can download a big fat analog clock. Or a big fat digital one.

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It's an analog. KM I thought about the bikes battery too but not a big fan of lead acid in the house. Just my opinion.
Do people stop wearing wrist watches during the winter in your area? If not then I would think that it would be alright in the garage but if you are unsure about it and you can remove it easily (per earlier post concerning the mount system) go ahead and be cautious and bring it all the way inside.

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It's an analog. KM I thought about the bikes battery too but not a big fan of lead acid in the house. Just my opinion.

So you're saying you don't have a sealed AGM battery in your bike? Shame on you..

I heard it gets cold in Michigan. You planning on leaving it on a charger all winter in the garage?

Your wrist watch doesn't get that cold cause it's next to your body and likely covered by your jacket when you're outside. Go stick your watch in your freezer for a few days and see what happens ....

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That's what I do lol.

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