Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Wow. Thanks for all the replies everyone.
I bought the bike about three months ago and the previous owner told me he changed the battery last summer (so a little over a year old). However, he did not inform me when the oil was last changed. He just told me all maintenance was up to date following the manufacturer's suggestions. I know, I know. I should've asked for specifics. The bike was garage kept with low mile so I trusted him. The 12K mile oil change is due, so I will make sure to change it to 10W-40 and see if that helps. I hate to purchase a new battery if one isn't needed. I checked it and I am getting 13.8V on the voltmeter.
It only seems to be a little sluggish in the morning, when the temps are cold. By the afternoon, it starts up with no problem. And with my short drives, I figured I wasn't keeping the battery charged enough for those cold mornings. That's why I was wondering if a battery tender overnight would be ok.
Ill keep y'all posted. Again, thanks for the help.