Viking Foreign Affairs Attaché
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Top O' the South, New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1998 GSXR 750
Re: CTEK XS 0.8 Charger
I bought a CTEK XS 0.8 charger yesterday to charge or condition my bike battery. When I connected the charger it went through STEP 1 and 2 within minutes. It was running in STEP 3 for a few hours and then switched over to STEP 4 and then STEP 5.
Why did it go through STEPS 1 and 2 so quickly? Is it because the battery is still fine and close to 80% of charge capacity? How long does the Desulphation (STEP 1) usually take?
Any advice would help! Thanks!
I've used a smaller Ctek one (like yours IIRC) and also one of the bigger ones for car/bike/boat batteries. I always leave it hooked up if I can.
If the bike has been run recently, I find it jumps through to maintenance fairly quickly. I did once put a really hammered battery in and it spent a while going through the first couple of stages though. Left it overnight to find it on the maintenance setting in the morning, and all was good with the battery
Don't worry about it, it's doing its job fine
1998 GSXR 750: Titanium Yoshimura Tri Oval Exhaust System, Lindemann Engineering Forks (Superbike Revalve), Nitron NTR R3 Shock,
K&N Filter, A.P.E MCCT, Matris M4R Damper, Factory Pro Case Covers, Renthal Clip Ons, Robby Moto Rearsets,
Goodridge Steel Lines, Brembo RCS Master Cyl, Nissin 6 Pot Calipers, Brembo Clutch Perch
Yoshimura Triple Clamps, Sato Exhaust Hanger, Carbon Fender, Yoshimura Pillion pegs.