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Offline Deramore

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 10:25:02 PM
Great advice everyone, thanks!

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #11 on: October 30, 2020, 02:23:09 AM
As listed in the 2019 service manual, recommended chargers are:
1. Battery mate 150-9
2. Optimate Pro 4 S/PRP and S/PRO2
3. Yuasa MB 2040/2060
4. Christie C10122S

If the above chargers are not available, use equivalent one.

C-Tek is a  :028: charger. Using an Optimate 4 which works on car batteries too, just longer charging time.

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 04:07:18 AM
I have a CTEK MXS5 had it a few years now and very happy with it. Used it on bikes and cars only 1 battery (of unknown age) so far it wasn't able to save. Only thing it doesn't do is Lithium.


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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 01:37:01 PM
Just wondering what fellow riders do over the winter storage....do you leave the battery in the bike and connected while charging? Or, are you removing the battery from the bike and charging it elsewhere?

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #14 on: October 31, 2020, 03:38:01 PM
*Originally Posted by EasyE [+]
Just wondering what fellow riders do over the winter storage....do you leave the battery in the bike and connected while charging? Or, are you removing the battery from the bike and charging it elsewhere?


I leave the batteries in the bikes , been doing so for the last 10 years .

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 03:38:27 PM
*Originally Posted by EasyE [+]
Just wondering what fellow riders do over the winter storage....do you leave the battery in the bike and connected while charging? Or, are you removing the battery from the bike and charging it elsewhere?

FYI - from Yuasa HERE  :031:

Caring for your motorcycle’s battery over the winter months is simple if these two rules are followed:
Keep the battery stored out of the freezing cold environment and keep the battery charged.

There is a direct relationship between a battery’s state-of-charge and the temperature which it will freeze.
The electrolyte in a battery is made up of a combination of sulfuric acid and water.
When a battery becomes discharged, the percentage of acid to water changes to mostly water, which will freeze at a higher temperature than acid.
Freezing can crack the battery’s case and buckle the plates, permanently damaging it.
A fully charged battery can be stored at subfreezing temperatures (down to -75°F) with no damage.
By contrast, a discharged (dead) battery will freeze at only 27°F.

A battery not connected to anything can lose up to one percent of its charge each day at 70°F and more as the ambient temperature drops.
If the battery is installed on a motorcycle, electronic fuel injection computers, clocks, and radios can drain the battery at higher rates even when the ignition is off.
Conventional batteries (the ones with filler caps) need to be checked for state-of-charge every month and absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries, called maintenance-free, about every three months.
Temperatures below 60°F or above 80°F may require more frequent inspections and/or charging.
To check battery state-of-charge, connect a digital voltmeter and read the voltage.
If it’s less than 12.25 volts, it’s time to charge the battery.
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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #16 on: October 31, 2020, 05:34:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]

I leave the batteries in the bikes , been doing so for the last 10 years .


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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #17 on: October 31, 2020, 10:04:26 PM
Winter ..... Storage? Does not compute.  :38:

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #18 on: November 01, 2020, 01:57:08 AM


 Winter, you don't know what you're missing, Maverick.

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Re: Battery maintenance
Reply #19 on: November 01, 2020, 02:49:49 AM
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 Winter, you don't know what you're missing, Maverick.

Quite happy that way.  :7: