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If you're letting the battery die is it best to pull the cables or does it matter?
 

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Hello,
Consider checking out our article on motorcycle winterization:
 

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There’s a drain screw on the bottom of the float bowl.
Not sure enjoy you asked one question in the title of your post but asked an unrelated one instead.
And yes, why are you going to let it die?
If it gets crazy cold where you live remove the battery and bring it inside, and periodically charge it.
If it’s a crappy battery and you plan on replacing it this spring, just remove it and store it somewhere safe.
 

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There’s a drain screw on the bottom of the float bowl.
Not sure enjoy you asked one question in the title of your post but asked an unrelated one instead.
And yes, why are you going to let it die?
If it gets crazy cold where you live remove the battery and bring it inside, and periodically charge it.
If it’s a crappy battery and you plan on replacing it this spring, just remove it and store it somewhere safe.
Seemed like an efficient way to ask two separate questions about the same topic. I'll need to structure it differently in the future.

It's a new battery and I don't want to kill it completely. Will letting it sit really destroy it?
I'll be storing the bike and won't really have a place to tend to the battery.
 

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I’d just remove it. If it sits all winter even a really good battery can lose its charge. Fill the gas tank up, add some seafoam or fuel stabilizer. Shut the petcock and drain the carbs.
 

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I’d just remove it. If it sits all winter even a really good battery can lose its charge. Fill the gas tank up, add some seafoam or fuel stabilizer. Shut the petcock and drain the carbs.
My first winter with a bike, thank you. Can't wait until spring!
 

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No worries, the first year I stored it I foolishly left the petcock open. The fuel will eventually find its way into the engine so make sure you shut it.
 

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That looks like the drain, gas will flow from the nipple under the carb. Here's another pic....


It's bad for a battery to be discharged for a long period, and wet cells will freeze when discharged. If it's going to get cold, I would remove it and put it under the kitchen sink, the basement, laundry area, bathroom sink, etc.
 

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I meant to include.... If a wet cell freezes the case can crack, then when it thaws the acid leaks out onto your bike.
 
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