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    You Could Test It

    Just take a voltage drop across the cable (batt + to starter, and/or batt - to ground) while cranking (w/ clean terminals & connections). Then try a new magic cable to see if you loose some voltage...
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    [QUOTE=jdwatson;653761] Any ideas ?QUOTE] Try...

    [QUOTE=jdwatson;653761] Any ideas ?QUOTE]

    Try this: Jump your"dead" Oddyssey w/ a known good fully charged battery (doner vehicle not running), then in a minute install the charger. Remove the...
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    Dean, I agree that anything will work if the...

    Dean,
    I agree that anything will work if the batt is fully charged (not needed to charge, just float), so I turned the ign./lights on for a min. before running the BT+ thru it's cycle for the...
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    I don't know about their claim that most chargers...

    I don't know about their claim that most chargers won't work in the float stage, but their battery manual has a requirement of 13.5 to 13.8V "trickle" for winter storeage (when there is extended...
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    I found the Oddyssey application manual. ...

    I found the Oddyssey application manual.

    www.odysseyfactory.com/documents/US-ODY-AM-001_0406.pdf
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    [QUOTE=GlobalRider;651252]The charging systems in...

    [QUOTE=GlobalRider;651252]The charging systems in our bikes do not have a "bulk mode" where the current is limited (other than the 50A limit of the alternator).
    The oilhead voltage regulator, at...
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    The first one is easy. If a customer gets bad...

    The first one is easy.
    If a customer gets bad service life from the OE batt in their uber expensive m/c, and the OEM replacement is $150, and the m/c factory charger/maintainer that they "should...
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    Boham, Here's a more updated list of approved...

    Boham,
    Here's a more updated list of approved Odd. chargers. CTEK is on there, but starting @ 7A unit, not the 3.3A.
    http://www.odysseyfactory.com/documents/ODYSSEYapproved12Vchargers10-26-2010.pdf
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    Bohan, Here's the list from Oddyssey:...

    Bohan,
    Here's the list from Oddyssey: http://www.odysseyfactory.com/documents/ODYSSEYApproved12VChargers_000.pdf
    There's nothing recommended under 6 amps for charging your 680. The lighter ones...
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    Your Oddyssey is at about 35% (12 V resting) and...

    Your Oddyssey is at about 35% (12 V resting) and a little smart charger won't recharge it. Get a 6 A (min.) Optimizer (I know, more expense, stuff, etc. but cheaper than replacing the PC680). Or, if...
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    Jordan, Wow. One year life from a battery??? I'd...

    Jordan,
    Wow. One year life from a battery??? I'd be super pissed. Reading Consumer Reports for car batteries, the normal free replacement term is 3 yrs, and pro rating goes over 8 yrs (Check the...
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    Paul, So you put it through 1 deep cycle. Big...

    Paul,
    So you put it through 1 deep cycle. Big deal. Should be good for 300 or so (from new). Might have knocked a month off the overall life???
    High charge current shouldn't hurt an AGM, as I've...
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    Alex, Good to know that you're not doing...

    Alex,
    Good to know that you're not doing anything special to maintain your batts. and still getting good life out of them.

    To the OP,
    I would not buy any charger/maintainer for your Oddysey AGM...
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    Oops, I see that I made a mistake above....

    Oops, I see that I made a mistake above. According to one batt. mfgr.,the life will increase ONLY 60% when the temp. drops from 25*C down to -30*C , not the 100% increase @ 15*C that I THOUGHT could...
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    Your batteries last (?) maybe because you live in...

    Your batteries last (?) maybe because you live in a colder region (along w/ your maintenance routine). I saw a chart from Exide stating 50% life reduction from design life (whatever that is?) when...
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    The reason I said motorcycles should not use...

    The reason I said motorcycles should not use flooded lead acid batteries in M/C app. these days, is because:
    1. M/Cs can fall over easily, which can dump the corrosive acid to onto nice metal &...
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    Brewmeister, You live in a colder area (relative...

    Brewmeister,
    You live in a colder area (relative to the SW), so that could account for the longer batt life. My oldest was over 8 yrs., but this was a flooded type batt - a type I feel should not be...
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