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    Best Trickle charger lead location

    I have just bought a flylead for the trickle charger to keep my baby warm during winter.

    Where is the best location to have the lead do I need to put it under the seat or is there a good spot where I can leave seat in place and plug charger in.

    A place that won't get full of crap if I get caught in the rain. Not that it rains much in North West England.

    Edit: I would prefer not to have to wire it into the loom I don't like disturbing a 32 years old loom I might wake up the Gremlins.
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    Last edited by Guest; 10-23-2021, 12:40 PM.

    #2
    Battery direct with an inline fuse ... zip tied so that connection to charging lead sits under right side cowl cover just above rear brake master cylinder. This makes for easy access without removing the seat everytime you boost battery charge.
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      #3
      Probably not the best place if riding in North West England, but here is where mine is placed at the moment.
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        #4
        I agree with JSpeed53. Mine was on the left side and hard to get to, so I swapped it to the right side by the rear brake MC and it is much easier for me to do the hook-up

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          #5
          On a stock subframe I usually run it all the way back to wear the grab rails are.
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            #6
            Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
            On a stock subframe I usually run it all the way back to wear the grab rails are.
            I've done the same. On my current Hawk it is missing the grab rails but I have it dangling slightly from that spot.
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              #7
              Just found out my rather ancient Optimate trickle charger doesn't do Li-ion batteries. So I need to buy a new one.

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                #8
                Mine is on the left. I tuck it in just behind the big shock top support. I use the left side because I have heated liner and gloves liners that I hook up to the battery tender wire when riding in cold dry weather. It exits my liner on the left side and pigtail drops below over jacket on left. Heated gear is great at 40 degrees.
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                  #9
                  Heated gear is great at 60.
                  Heated gear is very important at 50.
                  Heated gear is absolutely necessary at 40.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post
                    Just found out my rather ancient Optimate trickle charger doesn't do Li-ion batteries. So I need to buy a new one.
                    Optimate do a reasonably cost effective Lithium battery charger.

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                      #11
                      After doing some research I bought a NOCO Genius 1. Seems to cover all potential charging bases and comes as standard with a fly lead which has been tucked behind the right hand plastic seat panel. It was 33.00 $44.50 delivered.

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