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Offline themadchef

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left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:32:10 pm »
hello all i have a 2018 c14, my battery is dead because i left the bike in the on position, well i looked on you tube how to remove the covers, it was said there are 2 different type of screws? sizes? something called a t-bolt? so when i go to the store, what exactly do i need to ask for and what sizes?

also is it easy to trickle charge the battery? with battery clamps? should i be carefull about anything?

i am a squid when it comes to anything mechanical!

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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 07:55:03 pm »
under your seat, there is a tool kit... the necessary tools for removal are in that kit...
Remove the battery from the bike, and charge it on the bench.. too much chance of shorting the battery charger clamps, and arcing when attempting on bike charge...

Charge using a charger with 2 amp capacity...
clean all thee cables before re-installing.. and the ground point on the frame.

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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 08:04:25 pm »
All the questions uv asked can be found on the forum.

First off ....get urself the factory shop manual.  It's worth the money especially for 'squids' and those of us who profess to be mechanically inclined but are  challenged.

There should only be one hex bolt securing the battery cover.  5mm I think but a whole set of hex bolts sockets won't be that expensive, and yes u will eventually use them all.....someday

Follow standard battery disconnect procedures for removing and installing the new one.  When u do that, attach the pigtail connector that comes with the battery maintainer ur going to buy.  Cycle gear has several that are very reasonable and work great.  Route the pig tail to an area that's readily and easy to access. 

Now get back to sous'ing......chef....sorry couldnt resist

And an fyi.....mob is THE MAN for answers to all the concours questions..


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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 04:29:34 am »
It is 18 MY. Your bike should have an auxiliary SAE connector (same side as engine oil fill plug)). Get yourself a battery tender with SAE connector Like MOB said use low Amp to re-charge the battery without taking it out.
Since you're squid in mechanics, I'd implore you not to open battery compartment. It might frighten you!  :-\
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 04:38:52 am by RoadKillHeaven »

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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 12:36:21 pm »
It is 18 MY. Your bike should have an auxiliary SAE connector (same side as engine oil fill plug)). Get yourself a battery tender with SAE connector Like MOB said use low Amp to re-charge the battery without taking it out.
Since you're squid in mechanics, I'd implore you not to open battery compartment. It might frighten you!  :-\

Isn't that connector switched with the bike's ignition? That's not gonna be good for charging if the ignition needs to be on in order to charge the battery.

I agree with the last line in your post though. Maybe the OP can get some help from a friend who isn't such a mechanical squid.
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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 06:38:46 pm »
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Isn't that connector switched with the bike's ignition?
It is fused and is "hot" at all times.

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Re: left my ignition on battery dead! questions
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 12:23:37 pm »
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Isn't that connector switched with the bike's ignition?
It is fused and is "hot" at all times.

Cheers...

My mistake. On my '08 this connector is switched with the ignition.
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