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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 05:46 PM
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I know that....it's pretty obvious. They tell you to disconnect it is you remove a mirror. I rarely disconnect it, but when i do have a reason to i hate to think that i then have to sit there watching it idle for 30 minutes.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for all that info. I'm going to disconnect the battery (negative first) as I'm going to wire up the auxiliary socket.

A bit pissed off that I may have to do the 12mt again as I only did it a few days ago.

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my point exactly.
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I just installed a battery maintainer pigtail so I had the battery cables off. ( BTW what's up with the little nuts that drop down - used a long wooden match stick to raise them up enough to re-engage the thread.) Fortunately I did the 12 minute tune after I installed the pigtail - sheer luck!
Now I know - thanks for the heads up.

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I just installed a battery maintainer pigtail so I had the battery cables off. ( BTW what's up with the little nuts that drop down - used a long wooden match stick to raise them up enough to re-engage the thread.) Fortunately I did the 12 minute tune after I installed the pigtail - sheer luck!
Now I know - thanks for the heads up.
Hi oldgreybull

Is that "pigtail" the cables you attach to the battery so you can hook up the battery maintainer by just plugging it into a type of socket?

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Yep - bought a charger/battery maintainer from Fast Eddie (great guy and great service) - the charger comes with a fused harness you attach to the battery permanently and you can hook the charger up any time very easily. It also came with a fused harness with alligator clips you can use on other batteries.
I brought mine out on the left side and loosely zip tied it under the left compartment.

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I bought the Triumph Battery Optimizer. However, it's interesting that in the Owner's manual, it states "Always remove the battery from the motorcycle" when charging it. This seems to negate using the Battery Optimizer while the battery is still in the bike (which is why I bought it in the first place).
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I bought the Triumph Battery Optimizer. However, it's interesting that in the Owner's manual, it states "Always remove the battery from the motorcycle" when charging it. This seems to negate using the Battery Optimizer while the battery is still in the bike (which is why I bought it in the first place).
Don't worry about, you're not charging it, you're just "optimising" it!

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If ya use a trickle charger [1 1/14 amp] to charge or maintain a MC battery, nothing should be damaged.It's when ya jump a MC battery from a car or use a high amperage battery charger to charge the MC battery that damage to the electrical system will be done.In other words,the small battery tender type chargers should not hurt anything.I have a "BATTERY TENDER" [1 1/4 amp] and have been using it for years.Works great. Dave!!!
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