The manual says only ktm charger can be used to charge battery in place. If other charger used, take the battery out. Has anyone used an optimate charger to charge the battery in place?
With the 990 I just plug my optimate straight into the accessory socket and it charges wonderfully.Hi
Do you have to do anything special to charge through the accessory socket on the dash? I have tried this with an optimate 3 from my bmw and my 07 990 did not want to play. Are they all wired the same? I know the bmw needed to be plugged in within a minute or the like.
Yup. But on the 990, theres no need to mess about in the battery box.I have a lead which i can connect to the battery which has a socket at the other end to plug into the Optimate. You don't have to take the cable off.
From the reading the above I assume this is ok to use as well.
You can do. Certainly better than messing about with wires & fuses in the battery box.Sounds like a plan. Should I power my GPS from here as well?
You can do. Certainly better than messing about with wires & fuses in the battery box.
As for accessory power, what I recommend is the following:
1) mount a fusebox identical to the standard one in the glovebox (critical here is that sucker allows the glovebox to be removed (just undo 2 bolts and it stays there while the glovebox goes away. No hanging leads & your maintainability /accessibility to the airbox isnt compromised.
2) Run well-sheathed & protected 12Ga wiring to that fusebox.
3) protect that wire very near the main terminal with a waterproof fuseholder (I have a few spares as it turns out - happy to swap 1 for a beer )
Then from there, you have 8 fused outputs to do with what you wish.
You can even mount a relay under there & have half of them switched and the other half always-on.
I just stick it in the 12v accessory socket already supplied wired in on the bike. I got an adaptor from Halfords for a couple of quid - stuck it on the end of the optimate lead. Saves messing around wiring in adaptors on the bike.Hi
You mentioned that you fitted a battery lead to use your Optimate. I know it comes with one but any ideas on routing this cable from the battery area under the engine to the little fuse/storage area on the tank?
Ahhh .............. might have been some 'other' car bits type place. We have a carcraft superstore round 'ere ..... so might have been from there. Might have been Ebay as wellThanks Pete
Sorry to be a pain, but Ive looked on their website, any idea where to find it or what its called?