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Was cleaning my orange 3up spark today after leaving it in the water for a week and started to look at my side panels a bit more and wondered how hard it will be to take the battery out of the Spark for winter storage and charging..... Just something to think about,,,,, probably not as easy as It looks
 

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Depending on where you live it ain't a smart idea to leave the battery in especially if you spark stays outside up here I NY you'll be buying a battery a season. I did that for a while in strapping the battery would be the hardest part you could just make 2 straps out of 2 pieces of wire and ring terminals to use as handles to lift it out of the access hole. Just don't touch the wire ends together ?. You would be surprised the amount of weight those crimp on suckers will hold
 

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Best to take the top off for winter maintainance because you have to change the oil and filter anyway? Before I took the top of to add battery maintainer pigtails to the battery I Just attached the maintainer alligator clips to the battery inside the hull and THEN plug it in. I always take the battery out on Skies and leave it on a maintainer in the Garage over the winter.
 

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Best to take the top off for winter maintainance because you have to change the oil and filter anyway? Before I took the top of to add battery maintainer pigtails to the battery I Just attached the maintainer alligator clips to the battery inside the hull and THEN plug it in. I always take the battery out on Skies and leave it on a maintainer in the Garage over the winter.
That should be the best way to go about charging it.
 

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Anyone thought about upgrading their batt to a lithium one? They weigh next to nothing and would be really easy to remove. plus they have fast charging time if you were to forget to keep it charged.
 

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You just blow air at 55 PSI to clear out any water, (Using the Flushing connector, you just send air, not water threw the system) and put the SPARK away for the winter. (From the SPARK Storage Procedure.PDF file I have)

Apply XPS Lube to the jet pump, and if you want into each spark plug hole (I think that's way over kill).

Add Fuel Stabilizer, fill tank up full, so no water forms, and you are done.

Simple. (I will just run the air, and add Fuel/Stabilizer, and store my SPARK in a warm garage for winter) My Kawasaki TS650 lasted 24 years doing just storing it in a warm garage.
 

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I am a bit confused about the cooling of the exhaust manifold with the lake water. If you have to be towed and clamp the water hose to prevent water from flooding the cylinder thru the exhaust valves without the engine running, wouldn't sending compressed air thru the system do the same thing with the residual water in the exhaust manifold?
 

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I am a bit confused about the cooling of the exhaust manifold with the lake water. If you have to be towed and clamp the water hose to prevent water from flooding the cylinder thru the exhaust valves without the engine running, wouldn't sending compressed air thru the system do the same thing with the residual water in the exhaust manifold?
My guess, is.

You are putting pressure (55PSI) at the very top of the exhaust system, and the H2O is lower, so it just blows out.

That's why you run the engine before you turn on your water (To flush it), as it is going in at the top, and it would easily get threw the exhaust valves if the engine was not running.

Also why when you turn off your water (End of flush cycle), and run the engine up, then shut it down, so all H2O is pushed downward.
 

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I have never done that air pressure thing on my 2 Supercharged Skies- I just fog the fuel rail (Not the Plugs) and siphon any water out of the water box and Spray lube in the water box and All engine surfaces! Put stabil in the tank and remove battery and put on Maintainer for the winter.
 
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