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I plan on removing the battery for the winter out of my 3up spark.... Just wondering if anyone has ever removed the battery yet? Does it fit out of the side cover or do you need to remove the top of ski???.... Any help would be great!!


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I plan on removing the battery for the winter out of my 3up spark.... Just wondering if anyone has ever removed the battery yet? Does it fit out of the side cover or do you need to remove the top of ski???.... Any help would be great!!


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comes out the side cover...
 

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I am looking at the literature and reviews on here about what needs done.... Clean water run about 18 hours and had a dealer 10 hour service,,,, might keep winter stuff minimal


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The battery does come out the side cover
1 remove side cover
2 use a large screw driver with a knotch cut in the middle of the blade and remove the hold down
3 undo the bolts on the cables BE CAREFUL NOT TO DROP THE **** BOLT ! (Gonna have to remove the top to retrieve if the magnet fishing doesn't work)
4 reinstall the bolts
5 using a pick with a 90 degree hook pick up the battery and lift it enough to get your hand on it
6 wrestle it out of the hole
7 put on battery tender
8 stay tuned for installation instructions in 7 months

There as they say at staples
"That was easy"
 

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^ Great breakdown.
What would be great here are some general maintenance and care guides to follow and of course posted as a sticky :D
 

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Thanks for the tips....gonna use them next Saturday when I get back to lake to winterize my Spark!!!.....was a great couple months on the water.....just wish it had been warmer in Michigan this year


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Thanks for the tips....gonna use them next Saturday when I get back to lake to winterize my Spark!!!.....was a great couple months on the water.....just wish it had been warmer in Michigan this year


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Sounds like it might be time to move down south :D

I think that's something I might have to do.
 

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Got the battery out today...much easier than it looked like it was gonna be....thanks for tips!!!


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Right....took out and put on workbench during cold winter on a battery maintainer


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I don't see the point in taking it out. Just pop the side panel and run the float charger wires right into it.

Remember to use a float charger and not a trickle charger though. One will blow up your battery and the other will not.
 

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I don't see the point in taking it out. Just pop the side panel and run the float charger wires right into it.

Remember to use a float charger and not a trickle charger though. One will blow up your battery and the other will not.
ya, that would be fine if you keep your machine when there is power where you store your watercraft, but where I usually store them there is no power or heat so it is a full winterize for me, and the batteries sit on a shelf on battery tenders with the rest of the batteries from the summer toys!
 

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I ordered a black and decker battery maintainer from Walmart.com.....had very good reviews and was only 20 bucks!!!


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This is the B&D one I ordered


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