rolandj727 Posted January 17, 2013 Share Posted January 17, 2013 I am having a battery charging problem that is bugging me. Here is the story. I have a 98 R1100RT with an Odyssey PC680 battery which as a ring terminal harness with 2-pin quick disconnect plug connect to it. The battery that is maybe 2-3 years old, but I can’t really remember, but it is not that old. Running 10-50 oil but it not that could here in Silicon Valley so I don’t do super cold starts. I use to drive about 19 miles to work in 25-30 minutes, which didn’t seem to keep my battery up to full charge because the ABS don’t do off when you started. If I take a long ride, say 2 hours, then no problem for a couple of days. I bought a charger from Schumacher which worked for a week then failed. Three weeks later I get a different charger from them, which has alligator chips and not the quick disconnect connectors that I wanted. Unpleasantness omitted here to shorten the story. I took the Tupperware off and connect the charger to the battery using the alligator chips and it charges fine. When I connect thought the quick disconnects I don’t get any connected light. The fuse on the ring terminal harness is fine and I tested with another fuse to be just to be sure. I don’t know what could be wrong with the harness. Could the quick disconnect provide to much resistance? The rings are not the closest connector to the battery, would this cause a problem? It would have been better to try another ring harness before sending out this post but I was hoping for some feedback to night or tomorrow so I can, hopefully, fix the problem. Link to comment
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