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Battery charging points on the V

Hi V Bikers,

Had ordered the Optimate 4 battery charger.
Had sold my trusted Battery tender Gel charger.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motor...er/optimate-4/
http://www.tecmate.com/

Question: Besides the normal battery terminal charging, are there other points on V where i can hook up the battery charger?

For example, the KLR has another way of charging the battery without removing the seat.

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This comes with a pigtail- hang it out from under the V and zip tie it for easy access?
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Hi Chicken Little,

Looks like you are right about your suggestion.

I might be wrong but the funny thing in the service manual, there is no mention of jump starting the V.
What it says is installing a new battery or recharging the existing one.
I had posted this thread thinking if someone knew if the V had was anything similiar like the klr 650 where you had jump start points which can be used as charging points.

Thank you for your input, Best Regards.
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It's definitely an issue with the KLR because it can be pretty tough to get the seat off. But there's pretty easy access to the battery with the Versys so I would just go straight to the battery.

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Greetings V Bikers,

The Optimate 4 looks complicated compared to the battery tender.
However, after a read from the manual, I guess it has more to offer.

It came with direct battery connector TM 71 which have connected as shown.
Having a diode attached on the connector prevents any potential of battery charge drainage.
http://www.tecmate-int.com/741-am-om...ories09-07.php

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Hi Chicken Little,

I might be wrong but the funny thing in the service manual, there is no mention of jump starting the V.
I believe the problem with jump starting the V is the electronic fuel injection. If the battery is truly dead it won't inject! I have jump started mine, but the battery wasn't completely dead. I guess that means if you have any juice left in the battery use it for the EFI and not trying to start it with the starter button.

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G'Day Sharrison56,

Thank you for sharing that info.
IMHO, bought the battery charger as believe the alternator is to maintain the battery for day to day use and not to fully charge the battery.(Read this somewhere before).

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I have only had to charge the battery once when I left the key in overnight (it was locked in the garage). My 20 minute ride didn't charge the battery enough, so I bought a Battery Tender.

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