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post #1 of 11 Old 12-03-2005, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tickle Charger on Battery

I bought a tickle charger today for my battery. I am planning on taking it out for the winter.

It is a manual charger of 1 amp. It says that the typical charge time is from 2 hour to 20hours for a heavy duty battery.

I was planning on bringing my battery inside and putting it on the tickle charger for the whole winter. Now I am thinking that this is something that you do once a week for a couple of hours...like every Saturday morning for 2 hours during the winter months.

What is the right way?
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-03-2005, 02:13 PM
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I'd say once a week for 2hrs is plenty if not excessive.

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Take that thing back and get a battery tender. Hard-wire the lead to the battery, route where you can get it through the side paned and hide it when not in use.

Both my current bikes have tenders and all have them since 94, including a waverunner.
I hook them up on a regular basis in garage. They have a waterproof model for outdoors if you need that.

Never replaced a battery since using a tender- well once but the FZR was cooking the batt. no fault of tender.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'

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All that Titanium and gold and carbon fiber makes me feel like I've had a tickle charger.
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All that Titanium and gold and carbon fiber makes me feel like I've had a tickle charger.
Gonna have to update my avatar and pics in genreal.
I love that carbon look but went back to my stainless scorpion "race only"slip on.
When I get a full system one day it will be carbon or maybe Ti.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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Is the ZX10R a "Negative Grounded Vehicle"

When hooking up a Battery Tender with the battery still in the vehicle it says to determine if it is a Negative or Positive Grounded Vehcile.

I assume the ZX10R is a Negative Grounded....but I want to make sure.

Also for ZX10Miami. When you say hard wire the lead to the battery. Are you putting a small extension cable from the positive terminal out to an area that is fairly accessible. Then hooking the positive from the battery tender to that wire or cable? Where do you hook the negative lead from the battery tender? I could not see from the picture. Does it matter what metal area on the bike?
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I'm getting a datatool cat 3 alarm fitted tomorrow, so I'll be needing one of those!

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When hooking up a Battery Tender with the battery still in the vehicle it says to determine if it is a Negative or Positive Grounded Vehcile.

I assume the ZX10R is a Negative Grounded....but I want to make sure.

Also for ZX10Miami. When you say hard wire the lead to the battery. Are you putting a small extension cable from the positive terminal out to an area that is fairly accessible. Then hooking the positive from the battery tender to that wire or cable? Where do you hook the negative lead from the battery tender? I could not see from the picture. Does it matter what metal area on the bike?
Tender comes with two hook up options. One with standard clamps for use on diff vehicles and one to hook up permanently to a battery.
They both use the same quick connect so you can use clamps with tender to charge other batteries and still have the permanent lead on your bike.

The permanent lead is fused and has a dummy plug to cap it when not in use. it hooks to battery both pos and negative leads. No ground to bike, just batt.

And yes it is a neg ground bike. Won't overcharge- set it and forget it.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'

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battery tender is the way to go.......have them on all my bikes too.
i plug them in after every ride and leave it till i go riding again...
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-06-2005, 09:19 AM
 
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If you tickle charge the battery, does it laugh?
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