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Battery charger

Post  alleycat on Thu Apr 04 2013, 18:05

Evening all,

The novelty of bump starting my bike has now worn off so I bit the bullet and bought a new battery today, only to find that i'm forbidden from charging it with the standard car charger that's sitting in my garage wall wheres the best place to pick a bike one up? Not after any bells and whistles as I only intend to charge it once wink thumb up
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Re: Battery charger

Post  Rosco on Thu Apr 04 2013, 19:04

I might be totally wrong here (so please wait for abuse / confirmation from others) ... but I'd have thought that if you put that in and bump start it one more time the bike'll charge her up for you.....as long as you do some decent runs soon after.

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Post  Snowcat on Thu Apr 04 2013, 19:07

I think you're right Ross but for £15 you can pick up an Oximiser which will charge and condition the battery also
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Apr 04 2013, 21:18

New battery shouldn't need charging. The only one I've bought came with an acid pack - pour in and it was good to go. Mind I did put it on my bike battery friendly charger to make sure first

Good to have a proper charger, but I'm with Ross, if it don't start as is, bump start and don't stop riding till you've enjoyed yourself for a while Very Happy
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Post  alleycat on Thu Apr 04 2013, 22:41

sweet cheers chaps, yeah it came with a gel pack and I've gotta put it in and leave it overnight then it said to charge it but if the general consensus is that I can slap it in and let the bike charge it then i'm happy to do that clink
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Post  bobh on Fri Apr 05 2013, 21:52

When Stevecat says "...don't stop riding...." he means give it at least a couple of hours.

But I'm with Snowcat as far as the Oximiser's concerned - it gives peace of mind that the battery will always be fully charged - they really don't like to be kept in a low state of charge for long. So regular use will almost certainly make the battery last longer, and save money in the long term.
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Post  alleycat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:24

well fitted the battery today and went for a spin ... didn't even need to bump start it started first time then went out for a couple of hours in the sunshine ... bliss sunny
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:45

great Glad you got sorted and were able to get out.

Quite a few bikes out today (can't imagine why Rolling Eyes ), I went down to Newland's Corner, didn't stop though.
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Post  alleycat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:48

Newlands Corner as in Albury (Surrey hills)? If so I only live 10 mins from there green smile
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 22:54

Yes, that's the one. You'll recognise this road then Very Happy

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Post  alleycat on Mon Apr 08 2013, 20:13

I do indeed green smile usually go for breakfast in the cafe across the road
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