Addressing Charging at the Track?

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3/7/2018 5:20 AM

Focusing on the Alta. What would you guys think the best way to address charging with no outside hook ups?

I think it is the biggest issue with the pure basics of riding motocross. The new Alta MXR is better but 25-30 min in the aggressive map is just not enough to run one class at your local track. Now I know 30min is relative to conditions and ability, but pulling the trigger in the dealer ship with that big question over your head "Well how do I charge IF i need too?" is a concern.

So @ 240 volts, 1.5 hours to full charge. Thats not terrible at all, but how could you bring 240v to the track??

3/7/2018 7:23 AM

Markee wrote:

Focusing on the Alta. What would you guys think the best way to address charging with no outside hook ups?

I think it is the biggest issue with the pure basics of riding motocross. The new Alta MXR is better but 25-30 min in the aggressive map is just not enough to run one class at your local track. Now I know 30min is relative to conditions and ability, but pulling the trigger in the dealer ship with that big question over your head "Well how do I charge IF i need too?" is a concern.

So @ 240 volts, 1.5 hours to full charge. Thats not terrible at all, but how could you bring 240v to the track??

Get a 240v generator.

3/7/2018 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/7/2018 12:13 PM

Markee wrote:

Focusing on the Alta. What would you guys think the best way to address charging with no outside hook ups?

I think it is the biggest issue with the pure basics of riding motocross. The new Alta MXR is better but 25-30 min in the aggressive map is just not enough to run one class at your local track. Now I know 30min is relative to conditions and ability, but pulling the trigger in the dealer ship with that big question over your head "Well how do I charge IF i need too?" is a concern.

So @ 240 volts, 1.5 hours to full charge. Thats not terrible at all, but how could you bring 240v to the track??

R.EX wrote:

Get a 240v generator.

Which one do you use? I would hope it's a inverter gen. Hondas are 4k and Yamaha around 3600.

3/7/2018 5:19 PM

Markee wrote:

Focusing on the Alta. What would you guys think the best way to address charging with no outside hook ups?

I think it is the biggest issue with the pure basics of riding motocross. The new Alta MXR is better but 25-30 min in the aggressive map is just not enough to run one class at your local track. Now I know 30min is relative to conditions and ability, but pulling the trigger in the dealer ship with that big question over your head "Well how do I charge IF i need too?" is a concern.

So @ 240 volts, 1.5 hours to full charge. Thats not terrible at all, but how could you bring 240v to the track??

R.EX wrote:

Get a 240v generator.

Markee wrote:

Which one do you use? I would hope it's a inverter gen. Hondas are 4k and Yamaha around 3600.

I don't have a 240v yet. Just getting by with a 120v Honda. Luckily the track i go to most is putting in a 240v oultet for me.

3/8/2018 3:26 PM

Inverter gens dont put out 240V. That was a rude awakening for me after buying an Alta. That big plug on them is 120V RV style plug, so Im forced to carry a megaheavy and loud gen with me.

3/9/2018 5:20 AM

Spizzy wrote:

Inverter gens dont put out 240V. That was a rude awakening for me after buying an Alta. That big plug on them is 120V RV style plug, so Im forced to carry a megaheavy and loud gen with me.

The Honda EU7000i is a inverter gen 240v @ 30amp.





3/9/2018 12:27 PM

Your right it is, but at 260lbs, it doesnt make any sense to pay 4k for it when a run of the mill briggs and stratton would cost a quarter of that and offer similar overall Db, weight, and output. Point is a small and quiet inverter doesnt put out 240v.
In Europe everything runs on 230V, so Honda EU2000 would work, but I couldnt find any way of getting one imported to the USA. And even if I did, that generator would basically be worthless for anything other than the Alta.

3/28/2018 5:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/28/2018 5:21 PM

No need to spend thousands for generators that are marginally better/quieter. There's several in this site for less than $500 that will get the job done.

http://www.electricgeneratordepot.com/durostar-4400-watt-7-0-hp-air-cooled-ohv-gas-generator-w-electric-start-and-wheel-kit-5699

3/30/2018 4:52 AM

How many amps is the Alta fast charger pulling from the source?

A big thanks goes out to Donnie at Morgantown Powersports and RJ at Beaver Creek Cycles

3/30/2018 9:41 PM

I don't know about the rapid charger. But on the standard charger, it has a white sticker stating 2500 watts at 240 volts. So that's a little over 10 amps it's pulling. The yellow inline GFCI states a max rating of 15 amps at 240v.

4/1/2018 9:11 PM

standard voltage in australia/uk is 240v, Get a generator from australia/uk.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=inverter%20generator&ssPageName=GSTL

4/2/2018 5:40 AM

fullysicmate wrote:

standard voltage in australia/uk is 240v, Get a generator from australia/uk.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=inverter%20generator&ssPageName=GSTL

That sounds like a really good idea actually.

4/17/2018 5:13 PM

This might be a dumb, already answered question, but can you hook a charger up to your car and charge your bike while going to and from the track?

4/17/2018 9:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/8/2018 10:39 PM

I have an 110V inverter in my van. It works, it can add a bit of charge, but it charges at about half the speed of a normal 110V outlet. This is not fast enough to make much of a difference on my typical track day. And I have to keep the van running all the time, else it drains the battery too quickly and turns itself off.

I have bought a 240V generator instead.

Philip