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Battery Change Advice

Old 05-13-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Daytona-Dave View Post
AS above just swap the battery and stop piss balling about with something that may create a spike if you arc it out or slip, you will only need to reset the radio code,
after you start it let it idle till warm and the fan has cut in a few times to relearn the idle and your good to go, it actually does them good to reset once in a while you are worrying over nothing but have the potential to cause problems by going down your route,
Piss Balling (verb) Used by professional mechanics when referring to the actions of an amateur who, while trying to avoid a minor and insignificant problem, actually risks making a far more major and expensive stuff-up.

Thanks to Daytona Dave for his sage advice.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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I sure play mean piss ball...

I always plug in the CTEK battery conditioner prior to swapping accumulators. There are a lot of EPROMs on the Leg End...
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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Yeah like recalcitrantooth
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:49 AM
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I have seen one or two chargers/boost pack the plug into the cigar lighter socket for this purpose but these tend to be high end if memory serves.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:05 AM
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i've had the battery off mine loads of times, a lot of people disconnect for storage and you know what i noticed?

yeah, that.. feck all... haha
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by martin j View Post
I have seen one or two chargers/boost pack the plug into the cigar lighter socket for this purpose but these tend to be high end if memory serves.
the problem with this is most are only live with the ignition switched on and disconnecting a battery with the ign on a big no no
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