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Advise on battery charging

People, please help me find a decent solution. The following is the case.
My F4 is parked in an underground garage on a parking spot next to my car. I don't have any opportunity in charging the battery as there is no power nearby. I can't remove the battery either as the bike has an alarm which is in these circumstances mandatory by the insurance. Last winter this whole thing costed me a battery...

What ways would there be to still be able charge my battery once in a while. I am sure that some technical smart asses over here know what to do

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Erik, is there a window nearby? My friend trickle charges his dirtbike battery with a solar panel and plug. His is homemade but I believe they sell them ready for use now. I'm sure you can find something (with proper rating conversion) to hook up to your car battery as well. Just don't forget to unhook it before starting car.

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Im sure you can get a portable battery pack that charges cars. Use that for the bike.


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No window close by... But two good suggestions worth investigating!

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Have same issue exactly. I did post same question on battery boosters some time ago.

So either a battery booster or
a similar to yr battery fully charged and cables to connect to bike. Like a slave battery but position far away to avoid sparks.

I went for the 2nd option (extra yuasa ytz10s) but havent used it yet.
For the booster scenario be careful with the current. Cable on bike from battery to socket under the seat can withstand only 1-2ampers. So booster can not be more than that otherwise it will fry the wire. I found a black and decker one with 7.5A power and exit current at 2a. Read the answers to my thread then as I have no clue on this stuff..

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This has me thinking ......your car is parked next to it?? The car battery is a large capacity battery being frequently refreshed when the car is driven.....

You could attach a SAE wiring connector on a long lead (standard battery tender type plug...or pick another of your choice) to the car battery. Plug it into your bike's battery charger connector when you park the car.

The larger battery will seek to equalize voltage with the smaller, affectively charging the bike battery.

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This has me thinking ......your car is parked next to it?? The car battery is a large capacity battery being frequently refreshed when the car is driven.....

You could attach a SAE wiring connector on a long lead (standard battery tender type plug...or pick another of your choice) to the car battery. Plug it into your bike's battery charger connector when you park the car.

The larger battery will seek to equalize voltage with the smaller, affectively charging the bike battery.
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what about buying a second battery and appropriate charger, charge one battery at home and keep one in the bike, change them over, say, once a week. that way you always have a fully charged battery in the bike
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Get an Odyssey agm or something similar. If you disconnect the battery over winter then it will retain it's charge for 2 years.
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Get an Odyssey agm or something similar. If you disconnect the battery over winter then it will retain it's charge for 2 years.
And when it is connected? It needs to be connected because of the alarm...

And thx all for the suggestions. And few (stupid) questions from my side...
If I would use another battery to charge how does that work? Is the one with more power always charging the one with less power?

Any suggestions for such a booster?

I could indeed use the car battery, but I am hesitant as this might go wrong easily...

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