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Offline Philistine

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Reconnecting the battery
« on: Apr 05, 2020, 01:25 PM »
Is it me, or is it ridiculously fiddly to reconnect the battery in this bike?

Iíve just done it having removed the battery for the winter, and it took ages to reconnect the negative terminal. Battery seems to be on a slant so constantly slides down onto the bit where you need to fiddle about with the stuff.

Never had a problem on my old bike, each terminal was very easily accessed.

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2020, 01:50 PM »


 Yeah, negative is a bit undercover, but battery shouldn't be sliding around  :notsure: .

 If you've been adding accessory leads to the battery a slightly longer bolt helps, as does a small wadge of  something under the terminal nut to keep it up to the terminal top where the bolt goes through.

 Ommmm  :2:

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2020, 08:20 PM »
Thereís only about one cm of play but itís enough for the terminal to slide under and just out of the way, especially because the base is on a slant.

Would there be a problem charging it with the battery still connected to the bike?

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2020, 08:35 PM »
If you keep your bike in a garage with an electric supply then get an intelligent battery charger and you can leave it on charge for as long as you wish.

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2020, 08:37 PM »
On or off the bike.

Offline jim ballantyne

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #5 on: Apr 06, 2020, 12:26 PM »
I've got one of. those and I connect it directly to the battery when it's on the bike
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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #6 on: Apr 06, 2020, 03:29 PM »
Nowadays, with the increasing demand on charging systems/batteries, the first mod to a new bike many riders should consider is to add a pigtail for a smart charger.  I ride year-round, so years ago, I'd plug my bikes in to the charger only during periods when the roads were snowy/icy for two or more weeks, but now I plug in whenever I think the Versys will be sitting for more than about two days. 
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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #7 on: Apr 06, 2020, 10:08 PM »


 Same here.

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #8 on: Apr 06, 2020, 10:19 PM »
I usually plug mine in for about 48 hours every month. It's hard to know how much is needed as we won't know until the battery starts to fail.
« Last Edit: Apr 06, 2020, 10:19 PM by 78 Bravo »

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Re: Reconnecting the battery
« Reply #9 on: Apr 07, 2020, 09:39 AM »
As I don't do the mileage that I used to do (even without corona) my bike sits sucking on it's  optimate charger all the time while not in use and (touch wood) I've never had any problems with any of my bike's. :123A: