Post by superman8599 on Aug 3, 2012 13:45:44 GMT -5
I HAVE A 2008 SUN L 250CC IT HAS A CHARGING PORT I JUST RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW AGM BATTERY THE READY TO GO ONES DO I STILL HAVE TO CHARGE WITH NEW BATTERY? I DONT WANT TO OVER CHARGE IT TOO MUCH AND END UP MESSING UP THE BATTERY
Post by superman8599 on Aug 3, 2012 18:07:44 GMT -5
THANKS GUYS! I WAS JUST CONCERNED BECAUSE I JUST BOUGHT THE SCOOTER AND IT WOULD HAVE TO JUMP IT TO GET IT GOING SO I JUST BOUGHT ONE AND I DIDNT WANT THE BATTERY GO TO WASTE FOR ME CHARGING IT TOO MUCH... THE BATTERY TENDER? IM NEW TO THIS SCOOTER WORLD CAN YALL LET ME IN ON THAT I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT IS OR WHERE I COULD FIND ONE AND HOW MUCH?
I have a 12V quick charger, with 600CCA. Normally for a 4 cylinder car, it starts the bike immediately. Usually when battery voltage is low, the bike will try to run at higher RPM's (~2k) for a few seconds to a minute, before dropping to lower RPMS (or perhaps only the EFI's do that). Anyway, the device I have at home, I just connect it to the battery, start the bike, and go.
A trickle charger is mostly just 1/2 amps which is low and safe to use . The Harbor Freight is not a trickle charger I have that one myself since it was so cheap . Battery Tender is a good brand . If you ride often should not need it . If you live up north and have very cold winters or put scooter in storage a trickle charger is a great way to keep the battery charged as when its cold battery life fizzles away
Post by superman8599 on Aug 4, 2012 12:15:45 GMT -5
THANKS GUYS! A LOT OF GREAT INFO! ONE THING THAT I NOTICED IS THAT WHEN I TURN IT ON IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WANTS TO STALL OUT AND THIS IS WITH THE NEW BATTERY MY RPM GAUGE DOES NOT WORK I MESSED WITH THE IDLE SCREW TO MAKE IT HIGHER AND ITS BETTER NOW
I have a Battery Tender installed into the under seat trunk of my scoot. I ran the wires over and connected it up to the posts (had to cut the battery shield a little to allow the wires to go in without pinching. Now I just plug in my scoot when it's at home and the battery is kept to full charge all the time. Also if I ever have a dead battery, I can just find an outlet somewhere and plug in for a little while.
In my experiences I have found that if I keep the batteries on a maintainer, they last a lot longer. As an example I just recently needed to replace the battery on my Cub Cadet lawn tractor, the battery had a date code of 11/05. Keeping the battery fully charged extends the life of the battery. I use the Schumacher 1.5 amp automatic voltage select model. I have found them to be the cheapest at Walmart, at about $20.00. I have 7 of them in use currently.
It doesn't matter if it is my Scooters, or my Harley. I just like to ride... '08 Harley Ultra Classic '07 Kymco People S 250 '10 Kymco Xciting 500Ri ABS '09 Ice Bear Trike PST 150-11 '84 Honda Elite 125
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