Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I have the same charger.
If your battery has sulfated, i.e., deeply discharged with a build-up of sulphur crystals on the plates, the Optimate has the ability to potentially recover the battery. But, because the output voltage of the charger could potentially damage sensitive electronic circuity on your bike, the charger will sense if the battery is installed in the bike, or otherwise. The high voltage recovery process will only proceed if the battery is not connected to the electrical circuit of the the vehicle.
Pull the battery and let the Optimate work its potential magic.
Paul M. Feldman
2008 - R1200RT "Cino"
2005 - KLT - "Tipsy" (now "Toasty") RIP
2004 - Suzuki Burgman 650
1978 - GL 1000
1985 - GL 1200 20th Anniversary Edition
1976 - Honda 750A
1973 - Honda CB 360 - "Bone Shaker"
1966 - Suzuki S80 - "Old Smokey"