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Hi all - I had a completely flat battery today due to me leaving my heated grips on so went and bought a battery charger specifically for motorbikes up to 1200cc. It's been on a couple of hours, so thought I'd try it out to take it for a spin but it's not charged enough yet. How long should it take to fully charge?
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on 30 May 2015
@ 30/05/2015 16:05:47
Overnight should be enough. But try it after every couple of hours. 'Smart' chargers don't work on completely flat batteries so if the lights don't come on, you need either an old dumb charger to begin the charging process, or jump leads.
Message posted by
on 31 May 2015
@ 31/05/2015 22:57:59
In: North Lincs
Agree with Stuie. Accessories should NEVER be wired direct to the battery, always via a relay or other circuit controlled off the ignition switch. Heated grips or clothing can take a high current, so when I fitted heated grips to my previous bike I took the supply off the alternator output so they were only powered once the engine was running, current drain then couldn't interfere with starting.
Hope you got it sorted out Tab. On this direct to Battery stuff I went to look at a bike on Thurs after work a 2014 Yam xt1200z nice bike good price but then my son as they do started messing heated grips direct to battery extra lights direct to battery turn bars to full left lock, hits lock stop turn to fully to the right left hand garde hit Hi touring screen needless to say I walked away thinking how much other stuff has been done on the cheap or botched
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