I got the Tuono running.
I have a tracker fitted, and it sends me an alert when the lithium battery drops to 12.5 volts.
At that stage it drops like a stone! It loses about 1v each day.
So by the time the weekend comes around, it's dropped to 8 volts.
But plugging in an old mains battery charger brings it back up again after a couple of hours. I charge it off the bike and outside the garage- we've all seen the runaway lithium battery fires- but it doesn't seem to cause any problems, and when back in the bike it starts and runs perfectly well, charging and topping up until it will settle at 13.5 volts.
It maintains that for three or four weeks until I get another low battery warning message.
I could remove the battery for the winter. I'm not getting it out while there's salt in the roads, because I don't want to have to clean it after a ride. But if I did, the tracker stops working, and that gets me cheaper insurance.
It's good to hear the poor old abused thing singing again.
I could buy a lithium battery tender, but I'd rather not leave anything connected permanently to the battery in case it malfunctions and overcharges- as said, the consequences aren't good when lithiums misbehave.
So I've reset the warning low battery voltage limit and it will now tell me when it drops to 12.8 volts. If I'm quick off the mark it might start on the button so I don't have to disconnect and remove the battery each time, but to be fair it's only a couple of bolts and lifting the seat off.
Oh, and I finally got round to fitting the carbon fibre pillion seat cover. It looks better than I thought it would, so I suppose that I'd best buy some more carbon bits to finish the job.
Side panels and the front tank cover might look good.
Lastly, I fitted the replacement top cross shaped section on my quadlock mount. There's a rubber gasket that didn't like the temperature when I was out in Spain with Alastair, and broke. The mount still worked fine, but the gasket makes it nice and snug.
I contacted Quadlock, and they sent me a free of charge replacement. They're not a cheap option, but you can't fault the product or their after sales service.
Last edited by tony.mon
on Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.