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Offline George

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Battery advice
on: January 17, 2022, 06:13:29 PM
Just replaced my battery last week. Bike has a tracker fitted which I think uses a fair bit of power.
Not sure what would be best to keep it in good condition. I have an Oxford oximiser so not sure whether to plug it in every few days or weekly. Or would it be better to start the bike up once a week and let it idle for a few mins instead?

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Offline Hooligan

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Re: Battery advice
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 07:13:54 PM
*Originally Posted by George [+]
Just replaced my battery last week. Bike has a tracker fitted which I think uses a fair bit of power.
Not sure what would be best to keep it in good condition. I have an Oxford oximiser so not sure whether to plug it in every few days or weekly. Or would it be better to start the bike up once a week and let it idle for a few mins instead?

Thanks
I would leave it on a trickle charger when not in use. I plug my in whenever the bike its in the garage, whether its a day, a week or months through our Canadian winter.
current bike: 2021 Tuono V4 Factory

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Offline Chinook

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Re: Battery advice
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 03:29:43 PM
Through an English winter I plug my oximiser in every two weeks for a couple of hours and the battery remains in good health.

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Re: Battery advice
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 12:18:57 PM
I just bought an optimate smart charger which is fit and forget/24/7 float-charging. Plan to leave it on until March/April.
Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 12:21:34 PM by Joe85

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Re: Battery advice
Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 03:59:16 PM
I have https://www.ctek.com/uk/battery-chargers-12v-24v/mxs-5-0-uk

i use it for a caravan battery (use the croc clips) over the winter , but with the bike arrival it also came with an eyelet M6 plug adapter too which Ive now fitted direct to battery and ran up to the pillion seat.
easy connection, and just select the right type (car/bike and AGM or not) and can be left on indefinitely.  I just swap between caravan and bike battery every now and again.

 



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