For all of you former two-stroke riders who now have a four-stroke parked in the garage, ask yourself this; do you have a smart charger attached to the battery of your sled, right now at this moment? Or, do you attach a smart charger every month or so to keep the battery from sulfating?
Most snowmobile owners should be familiar with proper battery service during periods of non-use as most lawn and garden tractors, boats and motorcycles sit for months just like sleds do. The easiest thing to do is hook up a smart charger and walk away. The â€œsmartâ€ function will keep the battery fresh and ready to go when you are.
There are now several types of smart trickle chargers offered. Weâ€™ve been using two different types recommended by the Yamaha service department as having been testing on their products; the Battery Tender Junior (good) and the Optimate (better), both available through any authorized Yamaha dealer.