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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Optimate connection

Has anyone fitted a lead for an Optimate charger?

Where did you connect it, direct to the battery, if you connected it to the battery how easy was it as I'm guessing there is little space in the battery compartment for the wiring and the accompanying fuse?

I am considering using the tool box to mount an additional power socket and store the optimate lead.

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Hi. I connected straight to the battery. Ran the cable up and into the space under the seat. It'll be a bit of a faff to have to remove and refit the toolbox cover when you want to plug in!
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It'll be a bit of a faff to have to remove and refit the toolbox cover when you want to plug in!
I've had a look this afternoon and plan to put two power connectors (DIN type) into the lid of the toolbox, fuses inside, and loop the wires into the bottom of the battery box where the positive lead exits. Should I ever need to get to the battery I just drop the toolbox which can hang on the wires.

I won't need any tools, it's a Honda!
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On my other bikes, KTMs, charging was really easy, you just plugged the charger into the 12V outlet on the dash and that's what I hoped to do with the AT. I've asked around if this is OK on the AT but no-one can give me a definitive answer, not even my Honda Dealer ! So I have flying lead attached to the battery which accepts my Optimate 4 plug.

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On my other bikes, KTMs, charging was really easy, you just plugged the charger into the 12V outlet on the dash and that's what I hoped to do with the AT. I've asked around if this is OK on the AT but no-one can give me a definitive answer, not even my Honda Dealer ! So I have flying lead attached to the battery which accepts my Optimate 4 plug.

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my triumphs will charge via the aux socket but My Africa wont.my lead is connected to the battery , I am going to connect a couple of leads to the battery and terminate them in the little tool box to be available for jump starts if its ever needed
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dealer mechanic fitted mine down right hand side to starter motor connectors

CZ 360, DT175, xt600, fzr600, r1100gs, r1150r, drz400, f800gs, r1200gs, r1200gsLC, CRF1000L
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