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Old Mar 7th 2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. My name is Scott and I live in Singapore.

I've been visiting the forum here for quite awhile, but since I just put a deposit on my own 2015 1299, I figured it was time for me to properly join the discussion. I've owned a number of sport bikes over the years, most recently three Yamaha R1's (2001, 2004 and my current ride, a 2009). But I've wanted a Ducati since I was a boy, and since I just turned 40, it seemed fitting to finally pull the trigger and treat myself. I have a couple of months to wait until my 1299 arrives in Singapore (the dealer says it will likely be late-May), so I've got quite a few sleepless nights still ahead of me...

I have some questions about battery life/trickle charging/battery tenders (as I travel quite a bit for work and there are times when I am away from home for between 3-5 weeks at a stretch). I did find a few threads here that addressed this issue and read existing members' helpful insight, and for that I am already thankful.

I look forward to being part of the Ducati Family.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 09:01 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by duscotti View Post
Hi everyone. My name is Scott and I live in Singapore.

I've been visiting the forum here for quite awhile, but since I just put a deposit on my own 2015 1299, I figured it was time for me to properly join the discussion. I've owned a number of sport bikes over the years, most recently three Yamaha R1's (2001, 2004 and my current ride, a 2009). But I've wanted a Ducati since I was a boy, and since I just turned 40, it seemed fitting to finally pull the trigger and treat myself. I have a couple of months to wait until my 1299 arrives in Singapore (the dealer says it will likely be late-May), so I've got quite a few sleepless nights still ahead of me...

I have some questions about battery life/trickle charging/battery tenders (as I travel quite a bit for work and there are times when I am away from home for between 3-5 weeks at a stretch). I did find a few threads here that addressed this issue and read existing members' helpful insight, and for that I am already thankful.

I look forward to being part of the Ducati Family.
Hi Scott,

Nice to hear from you. I'm from Singapore too and I've placed my deposit for the 1299 last week. Will be a long wait till May!

I will be buying an extra battery and placing it in the bike as I also face the same problem of infrequent riding. I used to ride a yamaha R1 and R6 and they gave me tons of battery problems. (Probably due to the IU machine)
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum; and being stupid busy at work, I find myself not getting to my bike for a month at a time sometimes. I've only had my battery die once and it was the day AntiHero came by. Thanks for the push start Dennis! The only reason the battery drained was because I left the DDA dongle plugged in. Other than that, the battery holds a charge tip top!
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 11:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jarvis2013 View Post
Hi Scott,

Nice to hear from you. I'm from Singapore too and I've placed my deposit for the 1299 last week. Will be a long wait till May!

I will be buying an extra battery and placing it in the bike as I also face the same problem of infrequent riding. I used to ride a yamaha R1 and R6 and they gave me tons of battery problems. (Probably due to the IU machine)
Hey Jarvis, great to meet you. I also paid my deposit for the 1299 last week. I am expecting (read: hoping) it to arrive in late-May.

Yes, I have had heaps of issues with all my R1 batteries over the years. I actually need to disconnect the battery whenever I travel for anything > 7-10 days or else I come home to a dead machine. It's frustrating, but it has always been the same thing with my 2001, 2004 and my current 2009.

I understand that the Ducati 1299 battery might not that long either (although there seems to be mixed feedback/experiences here). Either way, from reading the forum, I understand that there are two options that I can explore to keep the battery fresh: (A) a Ducati OEM battery “maintainer” that plugs into the DDS under the pillion seat Ducati Performance Battery Maintainer | 69924601A or (B) an after-market battery tender “pigtail” that is installed directly off the battery and tucks into the fairing when not in use and then plugs into a battery tender/trickle charger (i.e. CTEK).

The only problem I have is that I live in a condo and the underground carpark doesn't have any AC outlets *anywhere*, so either way I am still kind of screwed... Haha.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 11:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
Welcome to the forum; and being stupid busy at work, I find myself not getting to my bike for a month at a time sometimes. I've only had my battery die once and it was the day AntiHero came by. Thanks for the push start Dennis! The only reason the battery drained was because I left the DDA dongle plugged in. Other than that, the battery holds a charge tip top!
Thank you for the warm welcome, Pilot. It's great to be here. I am anxious to join the group *for real* when my 1299 arrives soon...
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Old Mar 9th 2015, 12:03 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by duscotti View Post
Hi everyone. My name is Scott and I live in Singapore.

I've been visiting the forum here for quite awhile, but since I just put a deposit on my own 2015 1299, I figured it was time for me to properly join the discussion. I've owned a number of sport bikes over the years, most recently three Yamaha R1's (2001, 2004 and my current ride, a 2009). But I've wanted a Ducati since I was a boy, and since I just turned 40, it seemed fitting to finally pull the trigger and treat myself. I have a couple of months to wait until my 1299 arrives in Singapore (the dealer says it will likely be late-May), so I've got quite a few sleepless nights still ahead of me...

I have some questions about battery life/trickle charging/battery tenders (as I travel quite a bit for work and there are times when I am away from home for between 3-5 weeks at a stretch). I did find a few threads here that addressed this issue and read existing members' helpful insight, and for that I am already thankful.

I look forward to being part of the Ducati Family.

Due to the rainy season here in my country I was unable to ride for 5 weeks. it started fine .
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Old Mar 9th 2015, 03:29 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by duscotti View Post
Hi everyone. My name is Scott and I live in Singapore.

I've been visiting the forum here for quite awhile, but since I just put a deposit on my own 2015 1299, I figured it was time for me to properly join the discussion. I've owned a number of sport bikes over the years, most recently three Yamaha R1's (2001, 2004 and my current ride, a 2009). But I've wanted a Ducati since I was a boy, and since I just turned 40, it seemed fitting to finally pull the trigger and treat myself. I have a couple of months to wait until my 1299 arrives in Singapore (the dealer says it will likely be late-May), so I've got quite a few sleepless nights still ahead of me...

I have some questions about battery life/trickle charging/battery tenders (as I travel quite a bit for work and there are times when I am away from home for between 3-5 weeks at a stretch). I did find a few threads here that addressed this issue and read existing members' helpful insight, and for that I am already thankful.

I look forward to being part of the Ducati Family.
Get a Shorai battery (shaves two kg's off your Pani's weight) and use the Shorai battry conditioner when you are away. No problems, just plain sailing.
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Old Mar 9th 2015, 10:06 AM   #8
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Nice purchase! Enjoy the bike! Hopefully it gets there sooner than later!!!
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Old Mar 10th 2015, 08:05 AM   #9
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Hey Jarvis, great to meet you. I also paid my deposit for the 1299 last week. I am expecting (read: hoping) it to arrive in late-May.

Yes, I have had heaps of issues with all my R1 batteries over the years. I actually need to disconnect the battery whenever I travel for anything > 7-10 days or else I come home to a dead machine. It's frustrating, but it has always been the same thing with my 2001, 2004 and my current 2009.

I understand that the Ducati 1299 battery might not that long either (although there seems to be mixed feedback/experiences here). Either way, from reading the forum, I understand that there are two options that I can explore to keep the battery fresh: (A) a Ducati OEM battery “maintainer” that plugs into the DDS under the pillion seat Ducati Performance Battery Maintainer | 69924601A or (B) an after-market battery tender “pigtail” that is installed directly off the battery and tucks into the fairing when not in use and then plugs into a battery tender/trickle charger (i.e. CTEK).

The only problem I have is that I live in a condo and the underground carpark doesn't have any AC outlets *anywhere*, so either way I am still kind of screwed... Haha.
Think I'll be going for the battery maintainer option.
After experiencing so many battery problems in the past, I rather be safe this time round.
Haha I can't wait for the bike to arrive here. But they probably need 3 weeks more for the homologation process before we are able to Collect.
I'm just left with the option of staring at the facebook ducati 1299 pages and forum pictures, and watching the reviews on YouTube everyday
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Old Mar 13th 2015, 07:55 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by duscotti View Post
Hey Jarvis, great to meet you. I also paid my deposit for the 1299 last week. I am expecting (read: hoping) it to arrive in late-May.

Yes, I have had heaps of issues with all my R1 batteries over the years. I actually need to disconnect the battery whenever I travel for anything > 7-10 days or else I come home to a dead machine. It's frustrating, but it has always been the same thing with my 2001, 2004 and my current 2009.

I understand that the Ducati 1299 battery might not that long either (although there seems to be mixed feedback/experiences here). Either way, from reading the forum, I understand that there are two options that I can explore to keep the battery fresh: (A) a Ducati OEM battery “maintainer” that plugs into the DDS under the pillion seat Ducati Performance Battery Maintainer | 69924601A or (B) an after-market battery tender “pigtail” that is installed directly off the battery and tucks into the fairing when not in use and then plugs into a battery tender/trickle charger (i.e. CTEK).

The only problem I have is that I live in a condo and the underground carpark doesn't have any AC outlets *anywhere*, so either way I am still kind of screwed... Haha.
Haha I know how U feel! I had the same problem for Yamaha.
I think I will buy the OEM battery maintainer and cut the connection of the IU unit when the bike is switched off. Think that will really save the battery and preventing power leakages.

Oh btw I've PM you Scott, please check your inbox
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