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post #1 of 49 Old 01-02-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I joined the idiot brigade Monday

Secure in my skills and knowledge I was in a hurry Monday and failed to notice I had switched the ignition past off and left the running lights on. Yesterday afternoon battery almost dead and I can't find the %&[email protected] charger . . .

Sigh, happy start to a new year.
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Oye, that's why I bought one of those little jumper packs at Costco and carry it in the top box of the bike along with too much other stuff.
I hate when stupid manifests itself....especially in me!
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Got a trickle charger on order and plan to pick up one of those battery packs next Saturday . . .I'll probably run across the old charger sometime later this month . . .
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Counting the trickle chargers and the giant 200 amp charger I have ten chargers for auto batteries. You just can't have too many. There are two just in the big fifth wheel.

Everyone should also have a large air compressor. I told my neighbors I am charging for air. I also have a smaller commercial compressor and even tiny ones in the motorcycles top cases and vehicles. The RV has it's own compressor as well. Those tires go to 110 psi so it was a bit pricier.

We also have a Noco jumper battery as well. 2000 amp. I wish it was the 4000 for the F350 diesel. A bit pricey but we use it constantly for remote charging.

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The bike is parked in a car port 100 yds from the closest AC power . . .
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You're not alone. I had mine on the rear wheel stand trying to install a farkel and managed to knock it over when lowering it back down.

Maybe I need a kickstand on both sides to prevent this type of mistake
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"Maybe I need a kickstand on both sides to prevent this type of mistake "

Old weird Harold, a BMW friend in Desert Hot Springs put a second, right side side stand on a K100 he rode. Then he didn't worry too much about parking.
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"Maybe I need a kickstand on both sides to prevent this type of mistake "

Old weird Harold, a BMW friend in Desert Hot Springs put a second, right side side stand on a K100 he rode. Then he didn't worry too much about parking.
Could be a new market for Rick (Adventuretech) to get into.
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The bike is parked in a car port 100 yds from the closest AC power . . .
I guess the burning question is, do you push the bike to power, or remove the battery and carry it to your charger (which will be near the last place you used it).

For years, I kept a charger in my lean-to rather than fix the electrical gremlin in my ride-on that kept killing the battery.

My Vee's ignition switch doesn't turn that far anymore. It's not a problem I feel inclined to fix.

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Well, I joined the idiot brigade Monday

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Secure in my skills and knowledge I was in a hurry Monday and failed to notice I had switched the ignition past off and left the running lights on. Yesterday afternoon battery almost dead and I can't find the %&[email protected] charger . . .

Sigh, happy start to a new year.
Well, thanks for trying to make me feel good, for a moment anyway, but if this is a race, I wont lose.
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