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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Battery Charger - Where do you plug it in?

Tried to start my F3 800 RC yesterday, and whilst it has enough charge to turnover, it's a bit sluggish so battery needs charging.
Bike was supplied with a charger (with a two pin plug at one end - not very helpful for UK use, so have to get a converter plug for that). Nothing mentioned in the manual and no instructions in the charger box. Checked under the seat and there are two sealed blocks. One with 'D' marked on the lead, the other with 'L'. Can't see anywhere, where the lead should be plugged in.

Can anyone let me know where the connector is please?

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Well there should be a battery charger connector under the passenger seat. There are 2 cables very visible but 1 is tugged away underneath the frametube(atleast mine was)with red/blue wiring.

I've removed my fairings while adding a tail tidy and pulled the cables more out of the fairings. As you can see the charger cable is still super short. So take a good look underneath the frametubing
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Can't see any plug like that under my seat (see pic below)...

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Can't see any plug like that under my seat (see pic below)...

It's right there. You should remove the rubber protective cap. That should be the battery chargers connector cable.
Remove as in, pull it off not cut or slice it open.
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It's the one with the Blue and Red Wire if I'm not mistaken. Take the rubber cap off and you will see one end of a superseal connector. Just use an adapter on the battery tender and it will be fine.

A word of warning, trying to start with a low battery is a sure fire way to kill your sprag clutch. If the battery isn't strong, get it on charge and don't keep trying to turn it over.
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Black Gold,

All sorted now.

Thanks for posting up the snaps and explaining where MV hid the connector.

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Thanks for the advice.

Yes, I have read about the sprag clutch issues and I am very careful when starting. I realised it needed charging immediately and didn't labour it.
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Black Gold,

All sorted now.

Thanks for posting up the snaps and explaining where MV hid the connector.

Wildfire,

Thanks for the advice.

Yes, I have read about the sprag clutch issues and I am very careful when starting. I realised it needed charging immediately and didn't labour it.
Depending on how you ride of the street/city the dynamo in the bike start making electricity at 5.000RPM. So if u ride mostly below these RPM's I would suggest to charge the battery every weekend of once every 2 weeks. (In mind that u still got factory OEM battery in it)
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I found it aswell ... The wires are very short indeed and of course the connector (superseal) is not compatible with my advanced Ctek charger. Will have to find a Superseal contra connector and create an adapter in order to make it work .....

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@Dutch MV, this might help:

EXTENSION CONNECTOR CTEK WITH ADAPTER FOR MV AGUSTA - 56-008 | CTEK accessories bike | Bike - CTEK battery chargers | Motorbike | Tosi SNC |

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Thank you sailor !
Great find ... Unfortunately that Italian website (as usual) doesn't seem to work with foreign addresses in the automated order page.

Will see if I can find it elsewhere or if worst comes to worst I will solder it myself as I can find MV Agusta specific adaptors and seperate Ctek adaptors. I could make a hybrid version of both.
Otherwise I will cutoff the factory Superseal connector and solder the Ctek comfort cable adaptor onto it, but I much prefer to keep it all original.

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