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  1. #1 battery chargers 
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    I need to get a charger unit for my motorcycle battery. Youtube videos say there are two types.. plug and leave and plug and check. The videos also said you should only charge at 2V for safety.
    I'm looking at taboo and the chargers are cheap- like under 100 yuan. They say they are either 12v or 24v chargers. No 2v to select?

    Can anyone recommend a charger from toabao?

    Or should I just buy a new battery. Think the bike has been sitting too long.. although my feeling is the starting problem is related to not starting the bike enough. ATM I'm looking at a nearly flat battery./ Couldn't start the bike the other day and pushed it home. Actually, I have a growing suspicion that someone is stealing the petrol from my bike. It's twice that I've take it out after a long break and just concede out with nearly no fuel.

    It's a Shineray X2. Guess I should pull the battery and check what type it is first.
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    another point, the Youtube videos said I shouldn't use a car battery charger for a motorcycle because the charge is too high and could be catastrophi, however many of the battery chargers on taobao say they are for bikes AND cars.
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    12 Volt 1~2 Amps is fine for a motorcycle. Plug it in overnight once or twice per month and you will be fine.
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    This http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=559824442443 yellowish thingy can get the job done
    Last edited by humanbeing; 12-08-2017 at 06:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humanbeing View Post
    This http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=559824442443 yellowish thingy can get the job done
    serendipitously, I seem to have already ordered this exact one. But, yeah I saw that I really need to keep it at 2amps... doesn't seem to have a dial or anything to choose the output.

    I asked the mechanic whether I needed stabiliser in the gas tank. He said not for Shanghai.

    I also asked hime "so you really love motorcycles, right?" He's like "nah, not really"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalmonkey View Post
    I asked the mechanic whether I needed stabiliser in the gas tank. He said not for Shanghai.
    Idiot...

    What does geographic location have to do with stabilizing gasoline? WTF

    Being that my China life was spent in Guangdong, I was blessed with never having a month I couldn't ride my motos. It was rare for gasoline to sit more than a few weeks in any of my bikes. If your bike is going to sit for an extended period of time, stabilize the gas. Be sure to run some stabilized gas through the fuel system before you store it, run the bike for a few minutes. The quality of gas is pretty poor in China and it goes bad in 4-6 weeks.

    Keeping your battery on a full time battery tender is OK, but it's better if you pull the battery, store it in a warm place, and just hit it for 6-12 hours at .5~1.0 amps every few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaV View Post
    What does geographic location have to do with stabilizing gasoline...
    Some province had ethanol that gone BAD easily BUT u don't have a choice in the future
    http://www.reuters.com/article/china...-idUSL4N1LU1WS
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    Corn or no corn, the stuff gets pretty bad after 60 days.
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    I have had one of these on my bikes for years:
    https://www.ctek.com/products/vehicle/mxs-3-8

    You can find them on taobao, that is where I got mine.
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...cket=16#detail
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaV View Post
    Idiot...

    What does geographic location have to do with stabilizing gasoline? WTF

    Being that my China life was spent in Guangdong, I was blessed with never having a month I couldn't ride my motos. It was rare for gasoline to sit more than a few weeks in any of my bikes. If your bike is going to sit for an extended period of time, stabilize the gas. Be sure to run some stabilized gas through the fuel system before you store it, run the bike for a few minutes. The quality of gas is pretty poor in China and it goes bad in 4-6 weeks.

    Keeping your battery on a full time battery tender is OK, but it's better if you pull the battery, store it in a warm place, and just hit it for 6-12 hours at .5~1.0 amps every few weeks.
    Yeah, this was not an informative converastion- with the mechanic. He said that in places like 东北 they put stabilizer in- cos the fuel freezes- is this even true? This was preceded by long moments of silence as he looked at the pictures of the stabilizer fluid I showed him on taobao on my phone... Better to say something than say "I don't know what the hell that is".

    Hmm.. this could be the root of the bike's starting problems- that it's been standing too long.. plus the cold weather..
    worst case scenarios.. some sort of fuel system cleaning?

    I bought the bike with the intention of heading into the sunset in September on an extended jaunt. I decided to stay longer to save more.
    Shanghai prooves to be my motor cycle downfall still. I've wanted many times to take the bike out- to run errands- going to the bank etc... (can't in Shanghai)
    Or to get into the lush surroundings (don't exist). Haha

    It's my resposibility, this problem. Comes to the dead end of residence permit and work/study etc. in a city that allows affordable plating .. total dead end.

    In the meantime, I'm goonna take measures to keep the battery alive through winter, stabilise the fuel and store the bike ready for next year.. But the insurance- based in Beijing is another concern. Think I'd have done better saving my money and waiting until I live in a place (I dunno, say Britain) where plating and registration are (ridiculous to say this)... possible.
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