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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Battery charger (ticklecharging)

I couldn't find a thread explaining or wasn't enough for me to understand. if there's one please link me below and close this thread.

I can't find a SAE connector on my Brutale 800 (2014), I have an Optimate5 Battery charger that I would like to connect for a few weeks as I'm going on vacation.
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I do not think your bike has an SAE connector for your Optimate. You could buy one and install it. Commonly available at auto and electronic stores.

Where is the original that came with your charger?

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I connected the original BC that came with it but it keeps blinking the exclamation mark, I dont have the original box that came with it so I do not understand what it means..
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I do not think your bike has an SAE connector for your Optimate. You could buy one and install it. Commonly available at auto and electronic stores.

Where is the original that came with your charger?
What is the 2-pin exit called on the motorcycle so I can get one to support the SAE connector?

I have a couple more cables but doubt they're of any use without a SAE converter
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You will not find an SAE connector on your Brutale 800.

The connector supplied is a liquid-tight connector, under the seat, on the bike's right hand side:

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You will need an adapter as outlined to use your optimate:

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Your Alligator clamps have a SAE connector. You could use that if you can access the battery terminals.

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I've connected the original now but I heard it's not good to keep it on for longer than a week, that's why I'm wondering if I should get a SAE connector for the Optimate5
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Where do you get your information?

Did you read the instructions that came with the original charger?

The supplied charger is a Smart Charger, like the Optimate or Battery Tender Plus.

I have a 2015 B3 800RR and I have left the Original Supplied Charger on the battery when the bike is not in use for periods of up to FOUR MONTHS...no ill effects.

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I bought an Tecmate Optimate MV Agusta to SAE adapter from Amazon that would probably work. I bought it to use with a new charger when I upgrade to a lightweight battery in the future.
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Just received mine as well, thanks a lot!
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