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I posted the pic of the battery way back in March of 2020. The only purpose of the 12v battery is to turn on the electronics and lights.As stated in this forum many times and many threads the 12v battery is the weak link of the Livewire.
Thanks for posting it. And thanks for saying out loud what I think a few of us have realized is the truth.
 

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Eric,

How long have you been using your charger? Do you only hook it up occasionally or is it hooked up most of the time?

John
for the moment 2 times per months without riding,anyway the charger Optimate Lithium LFP 4S 0.8 Amp is stopping automaticaly the charge when ok and switching to survey cycles mode.
Now I'm riding approx 80 km/week, today 13,11 V so ok. My pronostic is one time per month. I will survey the voltage if I note a decrease before pluging the charger.
I prefer to play like this rather then risking a definitive stop due to this small batt.

After this lesson learn I will perhaps adapt = 1 charge per month without riding and No charge if approx 250km per month.

Eric
 

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for the moment 2 times per months without riding,anyway the charger Optimate Lithium LFP 4S 0.8 Amp is stopping automaticaly the charge when ok and switching to survey cycles mode.
Now I'm riding approx 80 km/week, today 13,11 V so ok. My pronostic is one time per month. I will survey the voltage if I note a decrease before pluging the charger.
I prefer to play like this rather then risking a definitive stop due to this small batt.

After this lesson learn I will perhaps adapt = 1 charge per month without riding and No charge if approx 250km per month.

Eric
Just posted on the main chat before I found this…. Just had her 1yr/1k service 3 weeks ago and dead as a door nail…. Worried about trickle charging the 12v battery as it so electronic versus my gas powered bike, will see what the dealer says after they fixed her after the battery died after only 300 miles (only clearly they didn’t fix her!). At £30k in the Uk it’s very disappointing and took six weeks to sort first time around. I even complained to H-D customer service… but they never even acknowledged the letter….. HD used to be very customer oriented, but sadly not so much these days!
 

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Thanks for the post, interesting to know witch part they will change to fixe the problem. On my side, no 12V trouble, neither 12V specific charging durring this Summer+Automn. Voltage check today at 13V.
But after having reading your topic Il will operate a "prevent" 12V charging. bye.
 
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