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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2006, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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charging battery

i just bought a battery charger. a 2amp and 10 amp charger. what should i charge the battery at and for how long i should do it. right now im running it at 2 can i just go to 10 to charge faster. if so how long to cahrge it for.
for my 01 yzf 600r

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Moved to the tech section.

The slower the charge the better... the only reason you would use a higher amp is for impatient people.

The question is... is it a automatic charger? If so the length of time shouldn't be a issue. Just plug it in, go to bed, take it off in the morning.

If not and its a manual charger...

How dead is the battery? Totally dead...
I would say run it for 4 hours, then take it off for 2 hrs then for 4 more hrs. I always can tell by how warm the battery is.

Why is it dead? Charging a F'ed battery or on a bike with a worn out charging system isn't going to help.




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if its a trickle charger you got luckier
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so theres a charging system on the bike. like a little alternator. if so where is it located?

also about the oil. there is a little window on the right side of the crank shaft. i don't see anything telling me if the oil is low and there no dip stick to check. how would i go about changing my oil. do i have to remove a lot to change it? where is the oil drain located?
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Yes theres an alternator on the motor, same as a car that charges yur shiz up

OIL= did you check it on the kickstand or did you stand it up?

ANd to change the oil which i would anyways, theres a drainplug on the oilpan, jus like a car but smaller, if the bike runs let it run to heat up the oil a bit then drain it so it all comes out, change the filter and get a good oil or the correct one you need, put the plug back in and lube the rim of the filter, screw it back on and fill the case

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The charging system on bikes is lame at best. It basically gives enough charge to power the electrical and that's it. If a battery is too low. The charging system usually cant keep up.

You do have a alternator but its called a stator. Its internal so, you won't be able to see it.

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at least its that way on these sportbikes. My chopper charging system ROCKS and I can see my alternator... but that's me... guys!




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Is the ? for an issuse with the bike or justa general info ?

Some trickle chargers with switch hi to low giving the battery the charge needed, are you looking to pump up the battery (old Battery) for use or are you storaging the bike?
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just general info. don't know much about bikes. just absorbing info
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