battery drain minimum


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Re: battery drain minimum

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AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:18 am
CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
If that battery disconnect was hidden behind the Gas Tank filler cover, it would make stealing the bike and riding off a whole lot harder....

short of just loading the bike on a trailer, it ain't going anywhere w/o the keys in your hands.
Excellent idea! Be easy to route too since safest plan would be to extend negative side cables to it. Bolt or ground one side to frame &/or ground wires, extend a heavy wire with lugs from other side to battery post. Using it on Neg side, no smoke escapes wire if shorted.

I used two of them when I added a second unused PC680 in the trunk of the trike. One at each between battery negative & ground. I can select which or if I want both on line …. or both off line at will.

I might rewire the one on the trike's OEM battery location to move it (disconnect) to under gas door come Spring (but leave the one in trunk as is, no one will know it's even in there) . Some lugs, a piece of battery cable in black, solder, be easy. No pulling side cover to access it either.

Now I wonder, why didn't I think of that :shock: … or rather :?why didn't you mention it back then? :lol:


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Re: battery drain minimum

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CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:58 pm
AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:18 am
CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
If that battery disconnect was hidden behind the Gas Tank filler cover, it would make stealing the bike and riding off a whole lot harder....

short of just loading the bike on a trailer, it ain't going anywhere w/o the keys in your hands.
Excellent idea! Be easy to route too since safest plan would be to extend negative side cables to it. Bolt or ground one side to frame &/or ground wires, extend a heavy wire with lugs from other side to battery post. Using it on Neg side, no smoke escapes wire if shorted.

I used two of them when I added a second unused PC680 in the trunk of the trike. One at each between battery negative & ground. I can select which or if I want both on line …. or both off line at will. I might rewire the one on the trike's OEM battery location to move it to under gas door come Spring (leave one in trunk as is, no one will know it's even in there) . Some lugs, a piece of battery cable in black, solder, be easy.
I should have said that, glad your ears aren't plugged with wax.
~John

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

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Re: battery drain minimum

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CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
Of course, you'd have to reset all your radio presets and your clock every time you switched it on...

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Re: battery drain minimum

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WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm
CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
Of course, you'd have to reset all your radio presets and your clock every time you switched it on...
There is that !
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Re: battery drain minimum

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WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm
CrystalPistol wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Screw type Disconnect.jpg But you'd likely have to pull a cover to use it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C4 ... UTF8&psc=1
Of course, you'd have to reset all your radio presets and your clock every time you switched it on...
Not a problem,
I have never used my radio anyway 8-)


~John

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

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