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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Keeping battery charged while troubleshooting a non-running bike

I am currently trying to get my bike in running order. I have been having some issues with the fuel system but the bigfgest thing I am running into is my battery dying when I am trying to start my bike to see if what I am working on is fixing the problem. I am about to inviest in a battery charger as auto zone will be fed up with me soon, they have recharged mine twice so far for me. Is there a way to do this without pulling and recharging the battery all the time? I am guessing no but just in case I am asking here and keeping my fingers crossed lol. Thanks!!
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Get a Float Charger, I got one of these,
http://www.farmandfleet.com/catalog/...95&h=080201001
Mount on the batt and you just unplug the pigtail when you are done or want to ride.
Easy and wont overcharge your batt.

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Get a Float Charger, I got one of these,
http://www.farmandfleet.com/catalog/...95&h=080201001
Mount on the batt and you just unplug the pigtail when you are done or want to ride.
Easy and wont overcharge your batt.
Wow that is perfect. Thanks!!
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Just be sure to get something with a low amp charge. 2 amps or less for best charge results.
The slower a battery is charged, the more complete the charge and it will also last longer.

For a quick charge, I wouldn't go over 20 amps, but that's just personal preference.


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I have got a solar panel which I plug in every day. Its just a trickle charger but it helps.

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If you have a good battery and are running it down trying to start the bike, you may end up burning out the starter.

Also, the VN750 battery needs to be in good shape (plenty of charge) to get enough spark. After several attempts of starting the bike, there may not be enough charge to run the iginition (spark plugs) even though the battery will run the starter and the bike turns over.

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I use the transformers that you have, if you keep them,after you throw away the old phone, or scanner or what ever is powered by a plug in transformer. It just has to be a 12 volt output and with about 800 or 900 MA reading. They do not tell you the battery is fully charged, but they are a slow charge where you get a good charge after several hours. I have been using one for the past 3 years.

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Our local walmart had the Bell battery tender's last time I looked, for about $20. It comes with the pigtail that you leave connected to the battery and can just plug it in between times, and it maintains the battery after it's fully charged. No danger in overcharging it. Plus, they sell a cigar lighter plug adaptor in the boating section that uses the same pigtail. I carry it in my saddlebag with my tiny compressor. It can also be used to plug in my cell phone when I'm on a trip. Pretty handy and cheap.

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