charging battery on 02 1800


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sjsburgpa
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charging battery on 02 1800

Post by sjsburgpa » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:00 am



HI all just wondereing if u have to disconnect battery to charge or can it be done on the bike?



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Re: charging battery on 02 1800

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:32 am

You can safely leave it connected, in the bike, while charging. After all, that's what happens when the engine is running.

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Re: charging battery on 02 1800

Post by 2008retiredplb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:05 pm

If you now have your bike in storage for the winter and want to keep the battery in good shape, fully charged, get a "Battery Tender" and leave it on while it is in storage. They come with a harness that you attach to the battery and all you have to do is plug it in when you park it.
Make sure it is the type with a float charge so it doesn't over charge the battery, that will ruin the battery faster than letting it get low on charge.
The last battery I had, lasted for 5 years and I only changed it then because I was selling the bike and didn't want any problems when someone tried to start it.
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