New Xmax 300

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by MrGrumpy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:33 am

Very few scoots have 12v power output sockets that are live without the ignition on.

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by eame64 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:55 am

Well i got round to fitting the optimate lead yesterday and as suggested i routed the cable from the battery into the right hand glove box.The glove box is only held in by three screws so i cut a small section out of the back and my lead was just long enough to fit through.As well as taking the front panel off i also removed the screen as it just gave more room to connect the leads to the battery.
Regarding the cutting of the glove box there is a small section that can be cut with a sharp stanley knife and theres is no need to drill.

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Ralph » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:19 am

Must do mine before it gets too cold.
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by eame64 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:13 am

Hi Guys Just to be clear i'm using an optimate111sp for my battery charging,i take it that this is ok for the Xmax 300 ?

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Ralph » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Yep that will work, what I do is to plug the charger into a timer switch so it turns on for a hour each day this keeps the battery happy all winter.
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Scootypuff snr » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Ralph wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Yep that will work, what I do is to plug the charger into a timer switch so it turns on for a hour each day this keeps the battery happy all winter.
Ralph
this obviously works for you but does an hour give the charger time to desulphate the battery and stop the cells 'memory locking' I thought the idea was to make the charge continuous
I'm going there,but I like it here,wherever it is

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Ralph » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:55 pm

I have been doing it for over 20 years and only ever had a battery die once and that one was over 15 years old,
battery's don't usually get sulpherated unless they are allowed to stand flat, I suppose you pays your money
and takes your chance but as you say this works for me.
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Scootypuff snr » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:26 pm

cheers for that every days a school day and will change my charger over to a timer
I'm going there,but I like it here,wherever it is

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:49 pm

TBH I am always surprised how many bikes have to have new batteries fitted that aren’t very old.
I’ve always used an Optimate on all my bikes and never yet replaced a battery (Touch wood.... :) )
A mate of mine had a R1 and he never used an Optimate over the winter months and he seemed to be having a new battery every year!

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:51 pm

Had a phone call today to say that my new Scoot is ready to collect tomorrow :D
Got the day off so I can have a good play on it :)

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