Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum banner
  • Hey Everyone! Vote for the Site Favourite BOTM winner for the year of 2021 HERE!
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The manual recommends taking the battery out of the bike before charging. If I want to trickle charge at 2amps, is it necessary to disconnect the battery?
Thanks,
****
'06
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
I connected my battery tender to my battery over the winter. Didn't disconnect the battery. Just installed the "pig tail" and hooked it up. No problems.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,712 Posts
My bike lives on a Battery Tender when not running. I don't remove the battery. I'm not sure about a standard trickle charger. Unless it is a "smart" charger like the Tender that shifts to a float or stand by mode, I'd concerned about over charging the battery. I've not heard of any damage from connecting a charger with the battery still in the bike though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
218 Posts
Use a battery tender that plugs into the accessory outlet. This is even how the dealerships do it-- you think they remove the fairings every 3 weeks?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,395 Posts
The manual recommends taking the battery out of the bike before charging. If I want to trickle charge at 2amps, is it necessary to disconnect the battery?
Thanks,
****
'06
I think they are referring to the initial charge. Low amp charging is fine on bike.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top