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Offline windyrun

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Re: Trickle chargers
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 09:09:09 PM »
 :821:   You reminded me that my bike came with a connector extending off the battery that I put an adaptor on for heated jacket liner. Now I remember that I can simply connect an optimate (2) to it and should be happy days for the bike.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 09:14:48 PM by windyrun »

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Re: Trickle chargers
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2019, 07:51:05 AM »

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Re: Trickle chargers
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 05:32:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
I took a quick look at the Optimate website yesterday, saw the now very extensive range of chargers on offer, thought Im glad it wasnt this complicated when I bought mine all those years ago, closed the website and left it for someone else to figure it all out  :087:
There are lots of chargers out there. The Optimate series are very good. The Optimate 4  for motorcycles can determine what type of battery it is hooked up to and use the proper charge voltage and pattern for that battery. It can be left hooked up all winter and cause no harm. Battery Tender Plus cautions against that in the FAQ section on line. And the poster who has a OEM battery in his bike, when it goes south do not use another, over priced and not the best. Yuasa AGM, fill with acid yourself, affordable and great. Always charge a new battery for several hours or even over night before installing in you bike. Conditions the plates for 100% charge capacity. Don't trust your dealer to do this on his own.

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Re: Trickle chargers
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 08:45:41 AM »
I just bought this https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F161550382594 for my S1kR over the winter. I dont leave it permanently plugged in, more like a few days on and a few day off. The kit came with everything I needed and it charged the flat battery into full within a day. I was thinking the same as you in terms of reliability issues etc but this one had loads of great reviews on eBay so I just gave it a shot..seems to work just fine tbh! 17..delivered!
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Re: Trickle chargers
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2019, 07:29:36 PM »
I did not have power in my garage, so I got a solar powered charger from Aldi (dont judge me :008:) it works great.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 07:30:18 PM by SteveS1000R »

 


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