Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Recommended Posts

I have used the ones from Harbor Freight for years on my mowers and they do a perfect job for $9.99 before any coupons...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


eBay has a really good trickle charger. I’ve bought 2 so far

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yup hold out for the 4.99 coupons from harbor freight and buy a mess of them, simple construction  and funtional

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am a big fan of the battery tender brand, the are reasonably priced, seem to be resistant to weather, and last forever. I have the smaller ones for my ATV's and lager units for the truck, and marine battery's.  I've had some cheaper ones but the magic smoke leaks out and they never work again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Viking 63350 4 Amp Fully Automatic Microprocessor Controlled Battery Charger/Maintainer

These are a little pricey but I like what I have read about charging AGM batteries. This one has the adapters so I can screw on terminals of ATV and leave on and plug in w/o taking seat off every time to maintain charge. Look for the coupon for 25 % off it will help.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just started using a noco g7200 as it has an AGM setting. So far so good.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/25/2019 at 12:18 PM, Gilbey said:

Viking 63350 4 Amp Fully Automatic Microprocessor Controlled Battery Charger/Maintainer

These are a little pricey but I like what I have read about charging AGM batteries. This one has the adapters so I can screw on terminals of ATV and leave on and plug in w/o taking seat off every time to maintain charge. Look for the coupon for 25 % off it will help.

 

I purchased this one and it seems to work better then what I had for maintaining the battery on the Jumping Jack trailer. I also found that this charger will work off the inverter that is built into my Tahoe. This gives me a means to charge the battery on the trailer if I run it down. My old charger would not work off the inverter.

 

Mike

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a cable hooked permanently to the battery terminals and ran out the back of the bike to a trickle charge plugin- so when I'm done for the weekend I can just plug it right into the wall. Is this a pretty common thing? Is it safe to do this? I ask because I recently found my battery emptied of fluid and a nice puddle of acid on the shop floor. -_- I think it was an old battery, but I don't want to break another one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of the maintainers come with that connector so you have a quick way to attach the charger. No harm in attaching it. The only way it could have damaged the battery is if it overcharged it for a long time. (as in the charger is defective) you can check that by measuring the voltage on the battery with the charger attached. It should not exceed 14.5 volts.

For a charger to "boil" out your battery, you would see over 17 volts.

Mike

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


9 hours ago, Salty Sea said:

Sounds like I need to get one of these.  If I don't start my Yamaha every week or so it will go dead...

I would check the battery to make sure it is good, should last longer then a week without running it. You could also have a parasitic draw on the battery.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By YamahaGrizzly
      Our new friend shows us what the brand new 2019 Yamaha grizzly 700 can do in the mud! He already started modding up his grizzly to help tackle the mud like never before! The 2019 yamaha grizzly really impressed me and I love the look of the 14" rims along with the 2" highlifer lift!
      We got a few new sponsorship rolling in this year so make sure you keep a look out for that stuff!
    • By FlyingJBIRD
      I've bought a used 2007 Polaris Phoenix 200... it's in pretty good shape... but after it starts, warms up, a few minutes of my son riding around yard it will die... it refuses to start back until the next day, then same thing again... I've seen this is a problem but haven't found any real answers... my son is driving me crazy to get him back riding... any help is greatly appreciated...
    • By Steven Workman
      So I have a Honda Fourtrax 300 year 1988. The ignition doesn’t start it with no sound. The headlights won’t turn on. It has a brand new charged battery, fuses are good, oil is good, gas is good, reverse is rusted, it shifts good, won’t jumpstart but when you try it will turn over, it will start if you jump the solenoid give it gas and spray starter fluid on the breather but it won’t stay on long but will stay on for the little time it does by itself. I don’t know what’s wrong and I need help!
    • By RockOn
      So I bought a 2001 Quad Runner 250 for my son/wife. Sorry I run a Grizzly 660.
      I’ve rode it many times with no issue.
      My son’s first time out, I could always hear him but feeling he ran it red line in first gear a lot.
      So this is what it was doing during/end of the 2-3 hour ride:
      - halfway though noticed smoke (oil) coming from front of the motor sort of under exhaust manifold. Once back at the truck, it was really noticeable. Definitely oil burning off. I’m thinking from the top end maybe.
      So quick inspection:
      - No leaks or seepage of oil that I could see
      - I pulled the plug and it’s black but not wet
      - No blue/white smoke in exhaust
      - seems to still ride fine
      - Engine still has plenty of oil
      But now that I’m looking at it back at the house - it’s a hard/won’t start when hot. It starts right up cold no problem but once it stalls when hot, have to let it sit for 10-15 before it will start again.
      It wasn’t idling before that trip so I jacked up the idle a bit as well but I think that’s a carb clean/adjustment but...
      Any input is appreciated.
      Thanks for any help.
       
      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • By Ajmboy
      Now with spring here, the wifey and I have been doing some landscaping. Have a good friend that does tree work and helped us grade the land in front of our house by spreading fill/dirt. Was able to get free fill off of craigslist delivered but it contained some rock so needed to rake it out. My neighbor has this cool attachment that works very well. Here's some photos shot during this past week 😋
       
  • Similar Tagged Content

    • By JacobSlabach
      Got a 04 Sportsman 500 that wasnt running- owner said it needed a stater and a new battery.  It ran rough (been sitting out in the weather for a while).  A friend and I started by adding a new battery and it would start barely with the choke and his hand over the air-filter.  I decided to install the new battery in the holder on the side.  we had it on the rack because the old on was still in the bike.  I tried to be nifty by turning the battery to put the terminals in an easier spot to get to, but forgot to reverse the cables too.  In a sentence, I reversed the positive and negative on the battery like a dummy.  When we discovered my mistake and corrected it, we turned on the bike, but the display did not light up and the key did not turn on the starter.  jumping the solenoid worked the starter, so we thought the solenoid just burned up when I reversed the pos and neg...  new solenoid and no difference.  what have I burned up?  Also, the shifter does not seem to do anything in the trans.  it slides back and forth like its stripped in the trans.  any help would be appreciated!!
      I think the biggest issue right now is the electrical.
    • By johncb
      The battery box on my machine kind of fell apart and I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else and what they did to rebuild the box.
    • By Resurgence Small Engine Inc.
      Diagnostics - Bad Voltage Regulator (2007 Arctic Cat 700 EFI)
      In this video, Jonathan investigates a client's observation that he has had to replace the battery every 2 years on his 2007 Arctic Cat 700.
      Watch the video to follow Jonathan's diagnostic process.
       
      Thanks for watching!
      Resurgence Small Engine Inc.
    • By Justin Johnson
      I have a 2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 when I turn the ignition key to the opposition the accessory still stays on and create a draw on the battery can anyone help
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...