Has anyone had an Optimate lead connected to their battery yet? Does it need one?
I was buying batteries for newish bikes, one was for a ten month old Bandit. I started using Optimates' around 2007 and I've not bought a battery since. I have five of them dotted around.I've used optimates for years and the Scramblers no exception. Whether you NEED one or not depends on how often you get out on the bike.
Same here however I plug it after every ride. The built in trickle charger connector is such a handy feature.Mine cranks over slowly too but always starts fine, probably just the starter motor gearing. Worry about it if it doesn't start.
My bike came from the dealer with a free trickle charger and the corresponding plug wired onto the bike. Haven't used it yet but did joke with the salesman at the time if it was an advertisement for Ducati electrics.
Not to my knowledge or maybe if it's been wired up wrong. But then again I'm not trying to sell my own brand.I am away on a trip now, on another bike...but I read in the Owner's Manual that there is a connection for a specific Ducati charger (part # varies by country). According to manual, using any other charger may damage battery/electrics & void warranty.
They would tell you that, they want you to buy their's.I am away on a trip now, on another bike...but I read in the Owner's Manual that there is a connection for a specific Ducati charger (part # varies by country). According to manual, using any other charger may damage battery/electrics & void warranty.
They checked the battery, said it was fine - so prob just a Ducati thing. The man did say that engines are getting bigger with more accessories but the battery stays the same size, there will probably be a tipover point some time! He said to keep an eye on it and if any probs they would change it under warranty.I keep mine on the optimate, Mines not sluggish on startup, Ask them to check your battery out on Friday Littleowl,
I had a replacement battery on my Diavel after two weeks, It was faulty