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Offline Boycie

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Trickle charger
« on: 06 November, 2018, 08:34:58 PM »
Evening all, I've got a 58 plate 1050 and want to look after the battery during the winter, can you wise folk recommend a reasonable trickle charger please?
Seems there's quite a few on the market but if you have any experience then please share.
Even better, if you have one for sale then please let me know!
Thanks in advance. :028:
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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #2 on: 06 November, 2018, 08:59:39 PM »
Course if you just ride it no further "looking after" is required  :008:
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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #3 on: 06 November, 2018, 09:09:01 PM »
I'll be out on it when i can in the winter months....inbetween i'll be on my enduro bike getting muddy and sliding all over the place!  :007: :001:
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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #4 on: 06 November, 2018, 10:29:33 PM »
I always think CTEK make among the best battery chargers .... just my experience ...


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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #6 on: 07 November, 2018, 08:31:45 AM »
Did you read the reviews on that Amazon page? I wouldn't touch this product with a bargepole. How can you recommend it?

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #7 on: 07 November, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »
I have a spread of Battery Tender and Optimate for the 7 or so vehicles I have to regularly keep healthy. They work equally well. I've had one failure in 20 years, a small Battery Tender that was charging my BMW, but otherwise they've all been robust and reliable. I've also had two batteries simply die despite being on the 'maintaining' chargers, but they had both given 5-7 years of life so quite expected.

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #8 on: 07 November, 2018, 12:28:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Did you read the reviews on that Amazon page? I wouldn't touch this product with a bargepole. How can you recommend it?

 Well, I only have my own personal hands on experience of 2 1/2 years to go by, sorry.

 Did you by chance try switching the review filtering to "most recent" from it's default setting? Also note that 72% of buyers rate it 5 stars, and 10% 4 stars.

« Last Edit: 07 November, 2018, 12:36:12 PM by 07_1050_ABS »

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #9 on: 07 November, 2018, 12:51:30 PM »
I have an Oxford Oximiser 900 for a couple of years and still works fine. I like the fact it has an LCD display so I can see the state of charge, plus they are 1/2 the price of a Ctek or optimate. My bike came with an optimate cable and you can get an adaptor to work with the Optimate connector. I also have a Ctek MXS 7.0 that I bought for the leisure battery on my van, but that is a bit heavy duty for a bike and was pricey.

If you get a cheap one and you have an AGM battery, make sure it will charge an AGM battery. Some, like Ctek have an AGM setting.

Mike