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Old 12-19-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Battery Tender stupid question...

So I've had to take a break from riding recently but I've been going out the garage and starting up the bikes for about 10 mins at least once per week (and added some Sta-bil too). But this week my cruiser wouldn't start cause the battery is very weak. Lights turn on dim, then dim even further when I try to start (with no crank). I was going to buy a battery tender for the winter even before all this.

So my question is, if I do buy a battery tender, will it eventually charge up enough to start back up? I have both bikes parked next to each other and jump starting wouldn't be an issue, but I'm just curious.

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Yes , as long as the battery is still good.

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Yes Would be a very good choice to buy it and keep it on it I just had to buy a battery cause I work out of town a lot and my bike just sits...
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Thanks fellas.
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Yep, I use one battery tender(plus) for all my bikes.
Just buy extra battery connectors if you have multiple bikes and switch the plug between bikes every few days or soo..

Batteries last forever.
Still not a bad idea to let them run for a few minutes a week.
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Scorpio, battery tender not good on 2 bikes at once with extra conn's?
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Scorpio, battery tender not good on 2 bikes at once with extra conn's?

They sell one that will charge multiple bikes at one time.
If you're cheap like me, you just buy the single bike setup and a few extra connectors and swap it between bikes every few days.
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They sell one that will charge multiple bikes at one time.
If you're cheap like me, you just buy the single bike setup and a few extra connectors and swap it between bikes every few days.
Cool, thank you sir.
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Batteries last forever.
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Not on Planet Earth

Well they last longer than I keep the bikes.
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Yep, I use one battery tender(plus) for all my bikes.
Just buy extra battery connectors if you have multiple bikes and switch the plug between bikes every few days or soo..

Batteries last forever.
Still not a bad idea to let them run for a few minutes a week.
a terrible idea in cold weather Tom,
internal condensation in the engine and exhaust is your enemy unless you're running the motor up to full temp for several minutes
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My bike is an 05 Kawi 636 and it's strickly a track bike for the last 2 years, I keep it on a battery tender 24/7. And i'm still using the original battery it came with. But I do start it up about every 2-3 days and let it run until the fan kicks on at 208 degrees, Then let it cycle for bout 3-4 times then shut it off. Battery tenders are life savors, For the $30 you invest in a tender is well worth buying a new battery every year or two because you leaving it set to long before you crank it.
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