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Hey Guys,

Noob Sprint 50 iGet owner here. I'm going on holiday starting tomorrow, back to the US actually, so my Sprint will be sitting without being ridden for about 1 month.

It's new, only 270km on it or so, 50cc iGet, and has about 3/4 a tank still full.

It's Spring here now in Germany, so the temperatures are mild. Is there anything I should do before leaving tomorrow to make sure she's still ride-ready when I return?

I know this was a topic with a carburated scooter, but I'm still learning my way around the iGet models
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... well ... if it's only for a month ...
Is it kept in a closed room?
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I would think a battery tender at least and if kept outside some protection from the elements.
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Not for one month...
If it was 6 months I would recommend some things...but it's not even going to be very cold.
I would fill the gas all the way to avoid condensation (easy enough) other than that, park it in a safe place. Start it up soon after you return, it should be fine.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the tips. Seems easy enough for a spring trip vs winterizing it for a longer haul. Temps are hovering here around mid 50's and will only get warmer as I'm gone.

Forgot to state the obvious, it will be left outside in my apartment's courtyard, but covered up and with a security lock.
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wbdvt wrote:
I would think a battery tender at least and if kept outside some protection from the elements.
I'm still new to this stuff but think the tender is a must? I was under the impression this was only for winter storage.

I don't have one and it's too late to get one :-/

With the spring temperatures, do you recommend pulling the battery and storing it inside perhaps? It's warm here now, not sure this would make any difference.
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Most probably your scoot will be just fine without doing anything.

If it won't start when you'll come back, then just re-charge the battery. Even this is not very likely as you have a brand new battery.

So just go and enjoy your vacation


(I'm from Finland, with 6-7 months winter hibernation periods.. been pushing various storage limits with various bikes during the years... mostly with positive surprises)
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... if after only a month it does not start, the signified is that it was predestined not to start anyway ...

Life is a cookie but if it rains it melts.
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I agree
Don't worry about the battery tender.
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