Charging the battery

trebor5
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Charging the battery

Post by trebor5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:30 am

Hi there,

I just got my Nuda 900R ABS -13.

I have searched around the forum about how to charge the battery. But I have some questions.

Acording to the manual, you should remove the battery when charging.

– loosen the three screws (1);
- remove the cover (2);
- first remove the BLACK or BLUE negative cable, then
the RED positive cable (when reassembling, first con- nect the RED positive cable, then the BLACK or BLUE negative cable);
- remove the battery (3) from its housing.


I also read about charging via Can-Bus.
It would be convenient to have a connector where you can plug in the charger.

Do I need to buy something to achieve a convenient way to charge the battery?
How do you charge your battery?

//Robert

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durobra
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Re: Charging the battery

Post by durobra » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:09 am

Depends what type of charger you have already and there is no need to remove or disconnect the battery.

The best way is to connect pigtails directly to the battery to connect a charger to:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TecMate-O1-Opti ... B0022ZZULK

Or buy a Canbus charger:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Optimate-Batter ... B00ABG85QO

The Canbus socket is on the left side behind the cylinders

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by SharkFinn » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:30 pm

Ok wait...that socket behind the cylinders on the left side..is a CAN BUS? so like a BMW bike we could just plug in the optimate 4 and let it do its thing? right? Didnt realise we had one one on the bike. So my NOOB question would be which cable/adapter lead would I need to connect to the can bus point on the bike?

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by clik » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:30 pm

SharkFinn

I love the way you keep this forum busy :lol: it make me smileYour thirst for knowledge ;)

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by trebor5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:11 pm

Thanks for the answer durobra.

I have a C-Tek 3600 charger. I do not know if it works with the Can-Bus.
Browsing around some BMW forums for answers... no 100% answer yet.

I might just get the adapter for the C-Tek with pigtails and be happy with that.
It is also a bit unclear wether the Can-Bus socket is live, even with the ignition turned off (for more than 5 minutes).

Wy I pulled out the charger was because i thought the battery felt a little tired. But maybe everything is ok.
Do you guys know if the starter engine sometimes hesitates a little when turning around? Maybe it is because it is quite high compression.

Still waiting for my gear to be able to take a test run (more than just on my parking lot.) Hopefully on thursday it will arrive.

//Robert

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by Waynus » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:40 pm

The starter engine on my bike feels very strong.
Even after >4 months sitting in the garage...
I hereby swear to almighty Goddess Nuda that I will ride her as hard as I can and have all things needed to keep her running in peak form taking me to new heights everyday. Amen.

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by Mangala » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:09 pm

I used these to charge the battery

https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/ctek-co ... t=52612670
(I shape up the charger's female connector to suit with this ctek's male connector)

https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/prochar ... t=52620995

https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/charger ... t=52621956
(I think this will be more easier to use the can bus) But above ctek comfort indicator has led lights telling you that, it is connected, working and battery states too)

Both are working fine and give you peace of mind.

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by Juvkam » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:45 pm

I have a optimate 4 and the aditional canbus connector
So easy to conections, i highly recomend it :-)
Juvkam
2013 Nuda 900R

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by SharkFinn » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:01 pm

From my browsing (and now pressure to keep up to Clik's expectations) - It seems that the Swedish CTEK is best used as connected directly to the battery with "pig tails" and a lead (Like NudaSweden has done)...it can be connected with the CIG connection to the CAN bus BUT there is plenty discussion about it not working after a few minutes...OK, the Optimate has made a "BMW" charger that BMW sells in its stores PLUS optimate sells their own branded one that connects via either pig tails OR CAN bus.... IF its via CAN bus the reason why it works is because it can "talk" to the electronics to keep the "gate" open and so it is not seen as an attempt at shutting down security.....In terms of which one is best? from what I have read they are equally as good and very good for the value..no one trumps the other but its a personal choice.

Clickus Maximus...I hope I didnt disappoint! Lol

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Re: Charging the battery

Post by trebor5 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:12 pm

I just ordered the pigtail kit for my CTEK, with the comfort LED's. Now I am wondering if my battery is failing....
I do not want a LIPO, but a GEL battery, any Recommendations?

PS. Just got the registration papers today. It says first day in traffic: March 12, 2015. 8-)

//Robert

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