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Battery off bike - any problems??

I've taken the battery off my 2012 SE for the winter to put it on a battery tender in another building, but does anyone know if I'm going to cause the bike any trouble if its off for several months - for instance, mileometer digital memory.
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The clock will need resetting but that's about all.
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The oil will solidify in the crankcase, but will melt when you reconnect the battery, although you'll need to give it an hour or two.

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