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1 Optimate on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:54 pm


Well, I got an Optimate 4 today so I can run a charger on both my main bikes. Hooked it onto my VFR battery and after charging cycle it reported that the battery was 80-100%. Tried starting my Bandit with it and it's as flat as a witch's tit. Need to get a new battery which my local dealer in Mansfield should have in on Tuesday, but it doesn't say much for Optimate if it seemingly can't spot a pretty goosed battery.  Rolling Eyes 

2 Re: Optimate on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:07 pm


Not good mate. My Dads just had to fork out for one for his CBR. Not a happy bunny   Sad    Sad

3 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:06 pm


Tried charging the Bandit battery too, and it don't seem too keen. But again, this Optimate reckons it's hunky dory.  scratch Speed Triple started though  cheers 

4 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:40 pm


Maybe a dodgy unit. I've had my optimate for 12 years. Used it to charge bike batteries and a couple of car ones too.

5 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:42 pm


used mine same model as robbies , for years on my bandit and king no problem  scratch 

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6 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:53 pm


had no problems with mine either  Suspect

7 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:53 pm


Yes, interestingly enough I charged the Speedy with my old Optimate. I might just ring CMC and get their views on it.  Rolling Eyes 

8 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:46 pm


one i got off dicks fine, tried it on a mates battery and told me it was naffed. but managed to allow me to keep my tired one going up until now

9 Re: Optimate on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:49 pm


TBH I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the charger, I just don't think it's as clever as Optimate like to tell us. It's worth persevering though, sometimes it takes several charge cycles to wake up a battery.  Smile 

10 Re: Optimate on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:18 pm


New battery, started straightaway. Rode the bike back home & checked input voltage from R/R, looks fine at around 14.2-14.5 volts. Now hooked onto the new Optimate so hopefully there's an end to it.  Smile 

11 Re: Optimate on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:32 pm


fingers crossed Alan  thumbs

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