PDA

View Full Version : URGENT! Question about the battery



deathwest
07-09-2005, 07:52 AM
A little question about the battery :

I go tomorrow one month in holidays so I will not start my scooter during one month. After my holidays, can I start my scoot without charging the battery ? Or will it cause a problem ? Because I don't have a charger and I don't want to buy one just for one time.

THX :peace:

kriden
07-09-2005, 09:32 AM
As long as you haven't had any electrical problems and your battery is fully charged before you leave, I don't think one month of being idle would matter much. You may want to disconnect the battery so there is no trickle drain.

deathwest
07-09-2005, 09:43 AM
ok, thank you

Oz Scooterboy
07-10-2005, 08:38 AM
A little question about the battery :

I go tomorrow one month in holidays so I will not start my scooter during one month. After my holidays, can I start my scoot without charging the battery ? Or will it cause a problem ? Because I don't have a charger and I don't want to buy one just for one time.

THX :peace:
Definately disconnect your battery and thats all. Happy holidays.

Dale Zalaoras
07-12-2005, 08:08 PM
A little question about the battery :

I go tomorrow one month in holidays so I will not start my scooter during one month. After my holidays, can I start my scoot without charging the battery ? Or will it cause a problem ? Because I don't have a charger and I don't want to buy one just for one time.

THX :peace:
It is NOT a good idea to NOT top-up the charge on a lead-acid battery for a month. I would recommend getting a good $30 to $50 (US $) charger that will charge at 1 or 2 amps. Sulfating occurs and will shorten the life. Or you can just forget about it and buy a new battery 1x/year at about $30 to $50 each. A good charger will last many years and keep your battery fresh in the off season and work on autos, etc.

ditechspain
07-27-2005, 10:41 AM
I've left my scoot for a month a few times and never had any trouble with starting at the end of it. I'd be careful about leaving it on charge for a month unless the charger was a good one and would cut back to a trickle charge once it was fully charged. Witha cheap charger I think you are more likely to over charge the abttery and do more damage that way.

Dale Zalaoras
07-28-2005, 08:41 PM
I've left my scoot for a month a few times and never had any trouble with starting at the end of it. I'd be careful about leaving it on charge for a month unless the charger was a good one and would cut back to a trickle charge once it was fully charged. Witha cheap charger I think you are more likely to over charge the abttery and do more damage that way.
Definitely get a good automatic charger that states in the instructions that it will not over-charge your battery. A non-automatic charger left on will ruin any battery eventually. Walmart now has excellent 'computer controlled' chargers at very reasonable prices. They have to 'shut down' when fully charged and not just go down to a trickle, then turn back on when the storage voltage drops below a manufacturer set value.

Oz Scooterboy
07-29-2005, 02:37 AM
it seems af1 racing have 3 good chargers that they sell, starting from $30, check out their online store.

Dale Zalaoras
07-29-2005, 06:23 AM
it seems af1 racing have 3 good chargers that they sell, starting from $30, check out their online store.
I have the $54 charger sold by AF1. It is my favorite charger (I have 5 or more chargers). The waterproof and the $30 one should be excellent, especially if they are as high quality as the $54 one. It is money well spent.

Oz Scooterboy
08-04-2005, 03:22 AM
Yeh, i made a few inquiries here at battery specialists and found that they sell the equivalent chargers for similar prices, so i bought the one similar to the junior model for $53AUS. (which will also keep my car topped up)

deathwest
08-07-2005, 06:08 AM
Hello ! I'm back!

I will try to start it but I prefer buy a new battery than a charger because mine is already old (from 2001). So it is at the end of his life.

Bye, THX

DVD Plaza
08-07-2005, 06:54 AM
If I leave mine more than a month without use she won't start - my security system/immobiliser drains the battery in that time. Someday I'll wire up a plug on her so I can simply plug my bike into a charger - rather than removing the battery all the time to charge her.

Reason I leave her so long these days is I changed jobs six months ago and now use the train for work and, due to building a new house, my Commodore the rest of the time (need to pick stuff up) so my SR50 sits there going flat until I take her for a spin... usually just for fun now...

deathwest
08-07-2005, 11:58 AM
I've started it today, not any problem. It starts at the first try

Oz Scooterboy
08-07-2005, 04:47 PM
If I leave mine more than a month without use she won't start - my security system/immobiliser drains the battery in that time. Someday I'll wire up a plug on her so I can simply plug my bike into a charger - rather than removing the battery all the time to charge her.
That battery charger i bought comes with a pair of clips and a plug that you can attach permanently to the battery so that you dont have to remove battery just plug and charge, its pretty cool setup.