do away w/your trickle charger and obtain a "Battery Tender Plus" pig tail your battery posts, zip tie the tail in a convenient location and plug it in and walk away. It will keep your battery at full charge and turn it's self off and maintain a constant monitor of the battery.--no worriesDaniel Hice said:I have a trickle charger so I can charge the battery if anyone can point me to exactly where it is. I will need my wife to charge it while I am at work today so my buddy can ride it tonight.
Daniel brings up a good point, do y'all leave the igintion on if when you stop the cooling fan is still running? On the 05, it turns off if you turn the ignition off.Daniel Hice said:Oh I did leave it on, I know how it died, I just didn't expect it would drain it in 15 minutes. What I did was fire it up and let it come up to temp and then shut it off. The fans were still on and I was afraid to just shut it off without letting the cooling system get the engine cooled back off a little so I left it switched on with the engine off. I came back 15 minutes later and it was dead. It is completely my fault for not having a better understanding of it. I just want to get it charged up so I can have my buddy take it out tonight while he is in town.
I will try to find the post about the battery now.
I don't think from a few posts that it's accurate to say there is "general crappy dealership support." My dealer (Maxey's in Oklahoma City) did a great job on set up. Yamaha has something like 1,500 dealers in the US and we've heard about substandard work from two or three here?czguybilly said:See, This is what I mean about the general crappy dealership support on the FJR. I dont get it.(venting here)