Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
Battery Charging While Riding?
2016 Rebel with about 600 miles on odometer.
Lately, after riding, I have been connecting the Rebel's battery to a trickle charger.
The trickle charger is a fairly advanced model. It runs diagnostics and displays charge level of the battery.
Immediately after riding, the trickle charger is showing the Rebel's battery at 25% capacity. After about 5 minutes, it bumps to 50%, then 75% after 30 minutes or so, and 100% after an hour or two of trickle charging. (The battery charge status is shown in 25% increments.)
I would have thought the battery would have a good solid charge after 60-90 minutes of riding. But the trickle charger seems to suggest it is losing charge while riding.