huh...the sae plug i have doesnt seem to have the lights. Standard model
Not sure I am misunderstanding your statement. Are you saying that Ducati have a SAE connector already on the battery. I use an optimate 4 coupled to the canbus DDA under the seat. Did you install the SAE or was it there just waiting for you.There is a capped sae plug that goes directly to the battery on the left side of the motor (others have mentioned it / tapped it for other uses). I've put a ctek plug on it and zip tied it to the cable. I've posted here and wanted to ask you guys if you think the engine heat might get to it? Should I get some wrap for it to protect the end or just keep it off and only plug it when I charge? It's kind of cool how it periodically flashes, showing you charge. Looks like a security blinker hopefully to theives.
I ended up wrapping the wire near the motor with some heat reflective material. We will see how it works.
Yeah 7, I had to pull it down to take pictures. Usually it's tucked up behind that bottom fairing.@TheKaric - I'd find a place to tuck that up under the fairing, maybe even zip tie it somewhere. I wouldn't want it hanging down like that all the time.
I have had my fairing off at least 4 times this past month and even connected some electronics directly to the battery, I have never seen a SAE connector on the battery, but I do have a spare one which may well allow me to free up the DDA for something else....It is a dealer installed item. Not unusual for some dealers to do this on the bikes they sell. Depending on model, and year, they stopped doing it when the DDA connector began. From the posts, obviously some dealers still do it when installing the battery.
Now, if someone can cite the owner manual page describing this, or the parts fische illustration number, I will gladly admit to being wrong. :smile2:
Do the respective dealers decide what to install as extras on a bike?Interesting, looks like I have a Female DC Coax Jack Adapter on mine...
Yes, these are installed by some dealers as a extra. Not a Ducati supplied part. My dealer installed one on mine and told me they did. They are there when they install the battery during initial set up anyways so it makes sense.Do the respective dealers decide what to install as extras on a bike?
What the h3ll is that for? Running cable tv on your bike...? LolInteresting, looks like I have a Female DC Coax Jack Adapter on mine...
Directly plug-in heated gear, and with a few dollar Coax to SAE jumper, can also use same cable for battery charging.What the h3ll is that for? Running cable tv on your bike...? Lol
Neither did mine, but will ask next week when I see them.My dealer never said a word.