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Old Yesterday, 15:29 (Ref:4047316)   #1996
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back in the day bikes were 6v vs cars 12v - could it be that or have they all standardised nowadays? (as you can tell I also know nowt about bikes)
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back in the day bikes were 6v vs cars 12v - could it be that or have they all standardised nowadays? (as you can tell I also know nowt about bikes)
Glad it is not just me!

The battery I have here is 12v, a FIAMM.
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back in the day bikes were 6v vs cars 12v - could it be that or have they all standardised nowadays? (as you can tell I also know nowt about bikes)

Being of a fairly similar vintage to you, David, my initial thoughts were the same as you. In fact, until recently I had a pretty swish charger that had three, no four settings. Firstly was a fast charge for 12 volts, then a trickle rate, then 12 volts for bikes and finally 6 volts.

And I also know nowt about bikes.
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Over the years things have change, you see. Today, a Yamaha 1000 cc pumps out around 200 hp, a good 600 makes c 120 hp, both remaining reliable and road homologated. In '76, a 750 Trident had 60 hp…
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John, with such a FIAMM battery I guess the horn plays La Cucaracha just to scare the groundhogs and moles sleeping around! If the thing does not start, check the coil and pull the string!
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If your charger doesn't have a trickle charge option, you could always use a car battery as a buffer. Connect the charger to your larger car battery, and use jump leads (or something much lighter, there won't be the amperage) from that to your mini tractor battery.
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If your charger doesn't have a trickle charge option, you could always use a car battery as a buffer. Connect the charger to your larger car battery, and use jump leads (or something much lighter, there won't be the amperage) from that to your mini tractor battery.
Thanks Viva. My charger claims to be for all 12v batteries but does not appear to have a trickle function. Since neither the battery nor the tractor are mine, I'll withdraw my offer to charge it!
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Wise decision, John. I thing all chargers have a built in trickle function but dont take the risk if all the stuff is not yours. If everything goes wrong for your mate, you can consider a jump start using your car battery.
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