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Old 01-15-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Battery tender

With it being soo cold and wet for the week I was wondering if I should run out and put the charger on the bike in the storage shed.
And the truck too???

Anyone doing this while this cold snap is here?
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Won't hurt, I usually keep mine hooked up when I'm not riding.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
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getting the boots on as we speak. It sucks not having an attached garage.

Why did I build the thing so far from the house!!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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getting the boots on as we speak. It sucks not having an attached garage.

Why did I build the thing so far from the house!!!
yea i just had to walk across the parking lot to do this too! suxs its freaking cold!
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Thanks for jogging my memory - just went out and hooked mine up
Forks are off and the bike will be down for a few weeks, so it's a great time to use the little charger/tender my dad gave me for Christmas.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:40 AM   #6
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is it really required? i havnt changed my battery since 03 and its still going strong. i started mine up after not riding for 1.5 month last december and it started strong. even the carbs werent clogged. guess i take good care of my bike, haha
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:23 AM   #7
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I won't be riding while it's iced over, but that'll be less than a week. Not sure I've ever gone more than a week, maybe a week and a half without going for a ride!
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I wouldn't get a tender just for the cold, but if I were you I would get a tender for the months in between rides. You are deployed for months at a time and your bike sits for months at a time. This is the time when a battery tender will save your battery.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:06 AM   #9
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Man i guess ive just been lucky-i have ridden for over 20 years and have never owned one, but the bike never sits long-thank for Texas winters.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:57 AM   #10
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i always keep my battery plugged in, except the past week where i was cleaning the garage and forgot to plug my cycle in...!
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:42 AM   #11
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You shouldn't need to keep your battery on charge, unless there is something wrong with the bike's charging system. I had my last bike sitting over three months and she fired right up. A very expierenced rider and electrician told me that if you are going to use a tender, make sure that you find one with low amps. With the more amps, it can damge the battery or shorten it's life span.
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With it being soo cold and wet for the week I was wondering if I should run out and put the charger on the bike in the storage shed.
And the truck too???

Anyone doing this while this cold snap is here?
Got to Harbor Freight or Northern Tool and get a float charger. They are about $7.50-15 give or take depending on if on sale or not. I have one on my boat and it keeps the battery nice and charged even when in storage for long periods of time.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=42292
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Battery tenders dont charge all the time if you leave them plugged in. They only trickle charge when the battery's voltage drops below a certain level. It charges it for a bit and then shuts back off. Nothing wrong with leaving it hooked up full time.
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Amen!...my bike gets next to no saddle time...my bike is plugged into the wall more than a golf cart
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You shouldn't need to keep your battery on charge, unless there is something wrong with the bike's charging system. I had my last bike sitting over three months and she fired right up. A very expierenced rider and electrician told me that if you are going to use a tender, make sure that you find one with low amps. With the more amps, it can damge the battery or shorten it's life span.
this depends on the bike. my bike will drain a battery if not ran pretty often because the charging system isn't the best, it's hard to turn over / start, and the computer continues to pull a small amount of power even when the bike is 'off'. its very typical to keep it on a tender all the time...short run times rarely have enough time to fully charge it, and starting with a low battery is a recipie for destroying the sprang clutch. my .02
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