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Hi all after this week my bike isn't really going to be used for nearly a month. I usually keep my bike covered and locked to an anchor by my front door.

I have also recently rented a garage at the other end of my road.

Would you say I should store it or keep it where it is outside? I can easily fit an anchor inside the garage to chain it to but I worry that I can't see it...

Was thinking maybe an alarmed lock too...

Secondly should I do anything with the battery?
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According to the owner's manual for my 2012 Vespa 300, if you run the scooter just above idle for 10 minutes once a month, that will keep the seals lubricated and the battery charged. Remember with a scooter, since there is no neutral, you can start it and run it without even getting on the bike. You shouldn't do that with a motorcycle plus the transmission would not get lubed if all you did was run the bike in idle.
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dkw12002 wrote:
According to the owner's manual for my 2012 Vespa 300, if you run the scooter just above idle for 10 minutes once a month, that will keep the seals lubricated and the battery charged. Remember with a scooter, since there is no neutral, you can start it and run it without even getting on the bike. You shouldn't do that with a motorcycle plus the transmission would not get lubed if all you did was run the bike in idle.
I never knew that - good info. Thanks.

Keeping the LX in a garage will keep it out of the worst of the winter weather, however; will you be happy with "out of sight, out of mind"?
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dkw12002 wrote:
According to the owner's manual for my 2012 Vespa 300, if you run the scooter just above idle for 10 minutes once a month, that will keep the seals lubricated and the battery charged. Remember with a scooter, since there is no neutral, you can start it and run it without even getting on the bike. You shouldn't do that with a motorcycle plus the transmission would not get lubed if all you did was run the bike in idle.
I never knew that - good info. Thanks.

Keeping the LX in a garage will keep it out of the worst of the winter weather, however; will you be happy with "out of sight, out of mind"?
Exactly my dilemma .. I'd love to keep it in the garage but I like the fact that it's currently right by the front door with a sensor spot light out there.
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If your battery and charging system are in good shape, you shouldn't have any issues with it sitting for 2 to 3 months. It couldn't hurt to put it on a battery tender during or afterwards though, if you're able.
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If your battery and charging system are in good shape, you shouldn't have any issues with it sitting for 2 to 3 months. It couldn't hurt to put it on a battery tender during or afterwards though, if you're able.
I think maybe thievery is the bigger concern.......?
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If your battery and charging system are in good shape, you shouldn't have any issues with it sitting for 2 to 3 months. It couldn't hurt to put it on a battery tender during or afterwards though, if you're able.
The battery was new a few weeks back. I have a trickle charger that I may use afterwords to give it a full charge before I use it again.
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Sorry, just trying to contribute.
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