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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Jul 6, 2022 at 6:16 AM
    Denk

    Denk Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure my battery tender has shit the bed. Any recommendations for replacement? NOCO and CTEK typically have good reviews.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2022 at 6:24 AM
    crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

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    I have a NOCO that I bought for my trucks and boat battery charging. For the bikes I normally use a cheap Schumacher 1.5 amp tender. Figure there's no need for an expensive, high amp charger for a battery that's only 7-12AH rated.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2022 at 6:44 AM
    fatfurious2

    fatfurious2 IG: great_white_taco

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    I know. He was kind of a crazy guy, I used to hang out with him in like 2012, then kind of drifted apart. He has 2 young kids too.
     
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  4. Jul 6, 2022 at 7:40 AM
    32vsnake

    32vsnake Well-Known Member

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    As a general rule; Yes
     
  5. Jul 6, 2022 at 8:26 AM
    gnarthirty2

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    Much more comfortable than a crotch rocket. I'm about to list my RSV4 for sale because I don't enjoy riding it long distances. I ride it from Santa Ana to San Clemente for cars and coffee but my back cant take much more than that.

    If you want something that you can do hooligan shit on while still being comfortable, the 1290R would be a blast.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    FreshOldTaco

    FreshOldTaco Well-Known Rider

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    I've had this one for 10 years and it's still going strong

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jul 6, 2022 at 10:36 AM
    TacoTyusday

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    I remember you mentioning that a little while ago, extremely sorry for your loss man.

    And yeah, I'm typically a pretty risk averse guy, even though I ride lol. Don't plan to hoon it out and will spend the next couple weeks easing into it so that I can adjust to the different powerplant.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    Denk

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    Was just looking at that very one. Prolly gonna get it and call it a day.
     
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  9. Jul 6, 2022 at 12:09 PM
    spencermarkd

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    Keep in mind that one won't have the right charging profile for Li-ion/LiFePo4 batteries, if your bike has one of those. I went with a NOCO for that reason. Annoying thing with noco's is their xconnect or whatever connector and having to but their adapter to use SAE leads.

    This is the newer version of what I have (G1100), on sale now plus may be even more discounted when prime day comes:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W6B987F?pd_rd_i=B07W6B987F
     
  10. Jul 6, 2022 at 4:51 PM
    amRRussel

    amRRussel A guy with a truck

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    Driver Mod
    *cough* Triumph Tiger 800 (if looking for used) 850/900 (if looking new) *cough*
     
  11. Jul 6, 2022 at 5:36 PM
    Denk

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    Rockin the OE sealed AGM, so I'm good. Although, shedding almost 10lbs for Li ion would be nice.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2022 at 6:49 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Prime Beef

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    Oh yes, its already on the list
     
  13. Jul 6, 2022 at 8:45 PM
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    I commute most days on an F800GS which has the battery in a faux tank where the gas tank normally would be, so losing 10lbs that high up felt like a way bigger weight loss. No regrets going li-ion, even when it gets below freezing and it starts to need to be internally heated up a bit before it wants to start the engine. Worth it.
     
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  14. Jul 6, 2022 at 8:48 PM
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    I've almost pulled the trigger a number of times, but gonna wait for the next bike to start spending mod money again.
     
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  15. Jul 7, 2022 at 5:34 AM
    cynicalrider

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    Any chance you might be switching bikes ever? I got this one mostly for the battery repair option/ AGM mode:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8KJH4...MIgaSR4eTm-AIVGvfjBx1YaADHEAAYASAAEgL17PD_BwE

    But it came in handy when the Husky I got had a Li ion in it too. Super happy with it so far.
     
  16. Jul 7, 2022 at 7:25 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Prime Beef

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    Love my genius 2. Esp once you get the SAE adapter and pigtail for the bike. Just pull up and plug it in.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jul 7, 2022 at 8:47 AM
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    The 5's are nice, too, I actually bought one of those to use on the cars at home. Only downside to that is that 5a charging speed may be too fast for smaller moto batteries. 5a charger would put a "safe" floor at about 20ah battery. What I've always seen is charging amps should be about 25% of the total amp hours of the battery.

    Also, pro-tip to anyone with one, you remove the clamps off of the included lead and attach the lead directly to your battery instead of buying their proprietary or an sae adapter. They screw on the clamps with eyelets for that reason. Took me until I bought my second charger from them to realize it :thumbsup:
     
  18. Jul 7, 2022 at 4:17 PM
    Denk

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    Hopefully by end of year I'll be on something new. Have been eyeballing Tiger 800.
     
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  19. Jul 7, 2022 at 5:12 PM
    fatfurious2

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  20. Jul 7, 2022 at 5:54 PM
    gixxerphil

    gixxerphil @concretelander

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    I bought a Tusk dash for my CRF300L Rally. It isn't gonna work with the 1 1/8" adapters. It may fit other bikes. $20 shipped. I have the instructions too :rofl:

    20220707_171940.jpg
     
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