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    CTEK lead location
    on: March 20, 2022, 11:52:29 am
    March 20, 2022, 11:52:29 am
    Planning to fit a Ctek tail to the battery so I can easily connect it to an external charger - has anyone fitted one to a Gen 2 and come up with a neat place to hide the connector? On my old 800GS I ran it up past the steering head bearings and had it easily accessible below the clocks. With the battery under the seat on the XR I wonder whether it can be hidden somewhere externally on the frame? Don't really want to have to unlock the seat each time to connect it.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #1 on: March 20, 2022, 12:14:54 pm
    March 20, 2022, 12:14:54 pm
    will you use it for a secondary purpose e.g. to power a tyre pump or heated clothing?

    I have a lead for the latter, which could be used for a charger. I have this poking out from the front of the seat. Use a zip tie if needed. Just make sure the weather proof cap is secure and ideally pointed downwards.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #2 on: March 20, 2022, 12:41:52 pm
    March 20, 2022, 12:41:52 pm
    Possibly, but I'm hoping my heated jacket can be powered from the DIN socket at the front normally. Main use will just be keeping the battery topped up when I'm not using it.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #3 on: March 20, 2022, 02:03:23 pm
    March 20, 2022, 02:03:23 pm
    *Originally Posted by darthdicky [+]
    Possibly, but I'm hoping my heated jacket can be powered from the DIN socket at the front normally. Main use will just be keeping the battery topped up when I'm not using it.

    the accessory socket will handle 5A before the canbus disables it. My Keis gear will run from an accessory socket as my fused lead is 3A. Some brands draw more current e.g.  the Warm & Safe stuff so need a lead to the battery.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #4 on: March 20, 2022, 03:18:19 pm
    March 20, 2022, 03:18:19 pm
    *Originally Posted by darthdicky [+]
    Planning to fit a Ctek tail to the battery so I can easily connect it to an external charger - has anyone fitted one to a Gen 2 and come up with a neat place to hide the connector? On my old 800GS I ran it up past the steering head bearings and had it easily accessible below the clocks. With the battery under the seat on the XR I wonder whether it can be hidden somewhere externally on the frame? Don't really want to have to unlock the seat each time to connect it.

    I learned the hardway to do this with all my ducs. But mostly applied to earlier years, wasn't an issue with my multistrada.  I'm curious my bike has the upgraded lithium battery. Is discharging an issue?

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #5 on: March 20, 2022, 04:21:08 pm
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    *Originally Posted by zvez [+]
    I learned the hardway to do this with all my ducs. But mostly applied to earlier years, wasn't an issue with my multistrada.  I'm curious my bike has the upgraded lithium battery. Is discharging an issue?

    It depends. Does the battery have a load consuming power whilst it is parked e.g. an alarm or tracker? A tracker can flatten a battery after a couple of weeks.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #6 on: March 20, 2022, 05:58:16 pm
    March 20, 2022, 05:58:16 pm
    I don't engage the alarm as it's locked in the garage, the nav system goes into sleep mode so it doesn't drain. so don't see that I do.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #7 on: March 20, 2022, 08:59:49 pm
    March 20, 2022, 08:59:49 pm
    *Originally Posted by zvez [+]
    I don't engage the alarm as it's locked in the garage, the nav system goes into sleep mode so it doesn't drain. so don't see that I do.

    Alarm has it's own battery but i think it uses motorcycle battery before it's own maybe, either way, couple weeks out in the cold didn't have any impact on it at all for me. A stock bike with a good condition battery should be able to sit in a not too cold garage for easily 1+ month without needing any topping up.

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    Re: CTEK lead location
    Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 01:00:28 pm
    May 15, 2022, 01:00:28 pm
    Well having tried various options for routing the lead, I wasn't happy with any of the spots that left it outside so I've just run it back to the larger rear storage area where it's easy to take it out and drop it through the rear grab bar when I want to connect it up. Nice gap between the seat and frame there where it won't get squashed.

     



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