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battery charger?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by enzise, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. ok i need a bit of info on battery chargers for bikes. my bike battery is dead. fractured my thumb 5 weeks ago and havnt touched my bike, should of but didnt. anyway thumb is getting better and tryed to start bike today no luck. pushed it up driveway a couple of times for clucth start and still no joy. now for my questions.

    after reading the manual for my bike 04 suzuki GS500F i gathered that it is a 12v battery, can somone confirm this for me pls.

    also does anyone know of a good place to buy one (just go to repco or something like that?) and how much ami looking at spending? ideally not a lot but something to get the job done.

  2. Super Cheap should have chargers for around $25

    However, I'd recomend you get a trickle/float charger. You can then plug in and forget about them and not worry about your battery overcharging like on a "normal" charger. ALso check Super CHeap, saw them there for about $50, but your bike shop should also stock them but may be a bit dearer

    All the best with getting the bike going
  3. yes, it is 12 volt. you can get a gazillion different types of chargers...i have one that i use on cars and bikes and cost ~$40. but it doesnt cut out when the battery is full, so i have to remember that i hooked it up ;)
    you can spend what i did, or up to a few hundred for the fancy ones, depends what you want it to do.

    ps- moved to Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts, you posted in general discussion :)
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  5. From http://www.triumph675.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9802&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    It's the unit I use. :) Just waiting to see now that the lack of needing a new battery (typically when others say they needed one) to indicate that the battery maintainer is doing it's other job besides keeping the battery charged :)
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  8. thanks for all the info.

    just heading off to super cheap auto with a limit of $50, hoping they have one that will cut off when the battery is fully charged to avoid dmg that sounds like something i will def need.