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Purpose of insulated battery cable and how do dirt bikes handle the cold - January 17, 2013, 12:09 AM

Hi!
I just bought a battery charger:
Schumacher SEM-1562A 1.5 Amp Speed Charge Maintainer.
If I wish to charge the battery outside the bike, owner's manual indicate I should "attach at least a 24-inch long 6-gauge (AWG) insulated battery cable to the negative battery post".

Is this cable really necessary? What is its purpose?

Would you recommend to charge a battery on or off the bike? Why?

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(It's for my 07 TT-R230 )


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January 17, 2013, 06:24 AM

Looks like that charger has a quick connect cable with it similar to the Battery tenders. If that cable is compatible with the one that was on your bike I would say leave the battery on the bike and charge with those. If they aren't compatible then I'd still say leave the battery on the bike and charge with the clamps.

The other factor about charging on the bike is where is the bike located? If it's outdoors etc.. you want to ensure that it's not going to rain/snow on the battery/charger. In that case taking the battery out and charging indoors may be better.

As for the 24" insulated cable, I'd be surprised if the leads on the clamps or the quick connect plug were less than that length. I think they just don't want you connecting some really short cables that would increase the chance of any slight movement making them pop off.

Good luck too! Hopefully you'll get the battery charged up and be good to go for this weekend!


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January 17, 2013, 02:27 PM

Thank you so much for your reply.
All this is very new but very exciting too.
I really hope work it's gonna work because I desperately need my fix!


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January 17, 2013, 05:34 PM

A baterry fully charged did not allow the bike to start.
The bike sleeps outside, it is really bad?
Also I read about faulty staters as a possible issue, so next step should be to get a multimeter and do some tests?


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A baterry fully charged did not allow the bike to start.
The bike sleeps outside, it is really bad?
Also I read about faulty staters as a possible issue, so next step should be to get a multimeter and do some tests?
I would say that you'll want to check the starter next. The stator may be bad but the bike would still start with a fully charged battery. There's a procedure on here somewhere to check it, I'll try to find it for you.


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January 17, 2013, 05:56 PM

You say it doesn't start.. does it crank and not fire, or does it not even crank?
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Kill switch in the appropriate position?


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Tonight the bike will be in the garage at my job while I'm at work, then I'll try to start it tomorrow morning. Maybe it doesn't like the cold?
The bike cranks, sounds like it's about to start but nothing happens. There is gasoline, the bike was just serviced a week ago, it sleeps outside.

I'll look up for starter problems online. Thanks for the tip!


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Kill switch in the appropriate position?
Right position? Sorry I don't understand what you mean.


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Right position? Sorry I don't understand what you mean.
Look at the Kill switch to make sure it's on the run position. If you don't know which the run position is, flip it to the other position and try


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Well, it is a kill switch, it does exactly what its name implies


(The bike won't start if the switch is off. Then again it may not crank when off either, can't recall haha)


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Ah, just now seeing that this is a TTR. Don't even know if they have a kill switch


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Well, it is a kill switch, it does exactly what its name implies


(The bike won't start if the switch is off. Then again it may not crank when off either, can't recall haha)
There is a button just to turn the bike off (I think), on the left, then another one to turn the bike on, in the middle, which of course was on (there is a red light when it's on).


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Ok, so it has a kill button, disregard.


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New Starter Solenoid Relay Yamaha TTR230 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 | eBay

Is this what I should be looking for?

2007 TT-R230 - TTR230W Yamaha Motorcycle ELECTRICAL 1 Diagram and Parts

Is it piece #18?

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