What a lovely day for a bimble to the seaside.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by eric the brave, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Missesb says she would like to go for a spin on the bike. As I new this
    might happen today I put the optimate on the trumpet to get the battery up
    to top charge. Anyroadup optimate said it was nearly charged, so I left it
    on thinking it would have a green LED this morning. On checking the
    optimate this morning I find it's on the first LED. The battery is as flat
    as a pancake. So much for optimate chargers. So we went out two up on the
    ZX9R instead. Nice cup of coffee by the beach and bimbled home. So what am
    I doing wrong with the optimate. Is it switch on first then connect to
    bike battery or the other way round?
    eric the brave, Apr 17, 2006
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  2. eric the brave

    TMack Guest

    I've had an Optimate type charger (Oximiser) do this - started at 3 leds
    then went down to 1 and stayed on first led for several days. I assumed
    battery was knackered but hadn't got round to replacing it and just left it
    connected. Came in one morning and the whole lot were lit up! Battery was
    fine from that point on.
    TMack, Apr 17, 2006
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  3. eric the brave

    SD Guest

    Wot he said. It's kept the B'bird's battery going for 6 years, and
    revived that bloody useless pattern thing in the Wing, too.

    I must get round to ordering the correct battery for the CBX, rather
    than the 1/2- sized thing that the PO thought adequate.
    SD, Apr 17, 2006
  4. Cool. I'll stick a bloody label on the thing. Thanks.
    eric the brave, Apr 17, 2006
  5. That's OK then. It Trumpet hasn't been touched for over six months. MrsB
    did like it on the back of the ZX9R though. But only for short bimbles.

    If it starts it up, then it's OK for now.
    eric the brave, Apr 17, 2006
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