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Re: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer

To: Robert Nogueirao <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer
From: Jack Brooks via Shop-talk <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2020 00:37:57 +0000
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Thread-topic: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer

How about a battery disconnect switch?  The battery will hold a charge for most 
of the winter without a load.  Before you start it up, get a charger out there 
and top it off.  My Triumphs are in the garage all winter where I have power, 
but this is what I do.  They are always above 12v after 3-4 months of sitting 
with a cable disconnected. 


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Nogueirao via Shop-talk
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] solar battery maintainer

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)

> On Apr 6, 2020, at 12:27 AM, rwil--- via Shop-talk <> 
> wrote:
> expensive.  
> A check of purchasers' ratings can sometimes give you an idea if a 
> particular panel tends to overcharge unless it is disconnected at the 
> right time.
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