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Re: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer

To: Robert Nogueirao <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer
From: David Scheidt via Shop-talk <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2020 16:29:14 -0500
Cc: "" <>
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> On Apr 6, 2020, at 14:37, Robert Nogueirao via Shop-talk 
> <> wrote:
> Thanks guys, for the good advise and insight.  Removing the battery is out as 
> it is factory mounted under the seat, which requires removing the seat to 
> access, and removing the seat requires removing the the interior panels ( 
> what that about German engineering? ).
> My basic problem is the the battery is a small Lawn mower size battery needed 
>  to fit in the hole for the battery, while the starter is a Dynastart which 
> means no gear reduction between the started motor and engine, so it take a 
> big draw to get it to turn the engine. if the battery is fully charged no 
> problem, but if it is down just a bit you get one shot at starting then just 
> solenoid clicks.  This is compounded by the fact that after starting the 
> starter motor switch to being a generator alas a poor one at maybe 10 amps. 
> So the solar charger-maintainer looks to be  my only practical option.
> Again thatâ??s for the insights and advise.
> Bob   ( not quite as odd as his cars)

Can you get power to the building? A 120v 20a feeder can buried 12â?? deep if 
it has gfci protection. That would let you use a regular maintainer. 
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