ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   Orange Crush (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34)
-   -   Battery Charging etc. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831283)

Ks_Gman 10-03-2012 07:19 AM

Battery Charging etc.
 
In all the threads about batteries, I never found a topic specifically about this.

The manual says that if you don't use KTM's high-dolla charger, you have to dismount the battery to charge it. My 08 came with a pig-tail attached, so I'm guessing the PO did not adhere to the manual.

Is it ok to just use my trickle-charger on a pigtail wired directly to the + and - terminals of the battery for charging and maintenance?

Side note, I'm guessing this battery has about had it. I bought a lithium type battery for my 300 and the thing has been nails. What's the school of thought on these for the big bikes? Any specs and brands other owners have purchased would be appreciated!

GW.

brents347 10-03-2012 07:27 AM

You can do that. Many have successfully done so for a long time. Let me just suggest moving the bike outside the garage.

Learn from my mistake, don't make it yourself.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=burned

charlie264 10-03-2012 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brents347 (Post 19735397)
You can do that. Many have successfully done so for a long time. Let me just suggest moving the bike outside the garage.

Learn from my mistake, don't make it yourself.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=burned

Hope every thing got sorted Brents...did the nail the tail to the charger or battery in the end..

mousitsas 10-03-2012 08:22 AM

The battery does not need to be on the charger continuously. I usually charge-up mine for an hour or two at a time while I am in the garage and if voltage drops below 12.75 or so. Once or twice a week for an hour or two is enough to keep the battery at top condition. I do that whether I use the bike daily or not since our charging systems are less than perfect.

On the other hand, if the bike is not going to move for several weeks, then removing the battery from the bike is a no brainer and not a hassle either.

SF_Rider 10-03-2012 09:30 AM

I bought a powerlett plug in with pig tail that goes to my dash power port. No fires yet

catalina38 10-03-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SF_Rider (Post 19736342)
I bought a powerlett plug in with pig tail that goes to my dash power port. No fires yet

+1 I use a Battery tender plus via the dash plug and it works just fine. I let it run over night once every couple of weeks.
If it's easy and convenient to do the more often it will get done.

Ks_Gman 10-03-2012 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brents347 (Post 19735397)
You can do that. Many have successfully done so for a long time. Let me just suggest moving the bike outside the garage.

Thanks for the reply Brent. I read the whole thread and man, I'm sorry that happened. Thankful no one was hurt, that's for sure.

Greg

Ks_Gman 10-03-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

I use a Battery tender plus via the dash plug and it works just fine. I let it run over night once every couple of weeks.
If it's easy and convenient to do the more often it will get done.
Sorry for my ignorance here...the stock power/accessory outlet can also be used to "push" a charge back to the battery?

Is there a place to get an adapter that fits that weird/small power point and also a Tender?

AdvGa 10-03-2012 02:35 PM

This link should help clarify things:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682488

brents347 10-03-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie264 (Post 19735494)
Hope every thing got sorted Brents...did the nail the tail to the charger or battery in the end..

Cause has never been determined, or at least no one bothered to tell me. Which is fine, I'm busy with a house to rebuild!


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014