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Old 08-19-2018, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Charging and Battery

Hi !
I'm new here, and new to the motorcycle scene.. Just got my Z650.
So the question might sound stupid..
I'm going away for a month, what are the chances that the battery will start the engine after whole month without driving?
A friend of mine could start the bike once a week, is it going to help to keep the voltage? How much RPM do i need to get to
so there will be solid charging?
I'm talking about starting the bike and rev it up on neutral a little bit.

Didn't know where to post the question, the engine section seemed legit enough..

Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:11 AM
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I spend around 5 months of the year in Spain (I live in the UK) and I keep my bike hooked up to a small solar charger when I'm away,works great and only cost around
60
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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how big is that charger?
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:58 AM
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http://www.halfords.com/workshop-too...ntainer-12v-6w
This is the one I have,its cheaper than I remember,its 6 watt output which is enough for bike battery,I live in the UK but sure you could get similiar in the US.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! i'll check it out
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:15 PM
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I hate to mention brands but an intelligent charger like what CTEK offers might be worth looking into. With similar products you get vital battery health information.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:02 PM
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I hate to mention brands but an intelligent charger like what CTEK offers might be worth looking into. With similar products you get vital battery health information.
+1 on the C-Tek. It has treated me well for many seasons.
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