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  • Offline HEN99

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    Battery Charging
    on: Nov 30, 2016, 11.56 am
    Nov 30, 2016, 11.56 am
    Well that's it , minus 5 overnight , biking days will be few and far between until March . and its the regular issue ---battery charging , Do we have any chemists on the forum ???
    Now I know a lot of people  plug their battery on the optimate  and leave it on trickle charge , But what does your average battery prefer -- this form of constant charging or- say a weekend charge every 2-3 weeks . is a battery meant to be kept fully charged ???
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2016, 12.18 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 12.18 pm
    Hi Hen99, probably like yourself I use my optimate this time of year 1 week on 1 week off and i've never had a problem, fortunately, but im no chemist just a user.  :028:
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2016, 12.39 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 12.39 pm
    Probably about the same as Pistnbroke, alternate between my CT and XJR, Yam is 14 yrs old and had its 3rd battery this years. 6-7 years out of battery isn't bad going.


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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2016, 02.02 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 02.02 pm
    Week about between the CT and FZR and don't have a problem, both ready to go at anytime  :001:
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2016, 02.06 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 02.06 pm
    Optimate 3 is mine and with a sealed battery it stays on all the time and has never been a problem. Red light will show however if I connect it to the bike IMMEDIATLY after a run so I wait 5 minutes before connecting when the yellow light then displays the start of the 30 minute cycle.
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #5 on: Nov 30, 2016, 06.51 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 06.51 pm
     :008: just get on it and ride it,,,,, well for me -5  is 10 degrees below what i am use to   :018: :008:
    sorry chaps :745:
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #6 on: Nov 30, 2016, 10.28 pm
    Nov 30, 2016, 10.28 pm
    Similar for me to the other guys, got a CTek that goes on the bike a couple of days at a time, connection cable is left on the battery terminals permanently so it takes 2 seconds to plug in

    Use it on my ride on mower too with a second croc clip cable  :007:
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    Re: Battery Charging
    Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2016, 05.20 pm
    Dec 01, 2016, 05.20 pm
    I drove down (or up if you prefer) to Hull overnight and the gritters were out in force, by the time I got home this afternoon my (white) van was black with grit and dirt, even though there had been no rain (and no frost either) Wished I had thought to SORN my CT yesterday, could have saved a month's VEL.
    On the subject of charging batteries, I normally take them out of the bike over Winter and charge them on the bench every couple of weeks to keep them topped up. :002: