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Old 10-28-2005, 03:27 AM   #1
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anyone ever tried a battery tender??

i just bought one off of ebay and i was wondering if anyone has had any experiences on it....i just bought it bc lately i have had some on off riding due to being sick or just didnt have a chance to ride bc of a some reason..i was basically tired of taking tha battery to the shop and getting it recharged..so i was looking for an alternative
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:33 AM   #2
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I have a tender, dont use it much at all but, i think it will be good in your case since you dont ride it much...
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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those things are cool
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:10 AM   #5
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, thanx 4 the info, it actually is working really fukn awesome, saves alot of troublle especially if i run into yjese kind of problems
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:25 AM   #6
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:45 AM   #7
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can't you just push start it?
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can't you just push start it?

i guess u could but i dont feel comfortable doing that unless i REALLY have to
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:30 AM   #11
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i guess i'm old school... i have one of these...
No, but one of the benefits of a battery tender vs a regular charger is the charge rate, Most std. chargers minimum output is 2 amps, not bad for quickly charging a battery but not very suited for battery maintenance.

When a battery sits it begins to discharge, as it discharges the lead plates inside begin to sulfate. As it recharges or "cycles", the sulfation is removed.
A battery that sits for too long without this cycling will have the plates so sulfated to the point that the chemical reaction between the lead and the acid can't take place, therefore the battery cannot take a charge.

Most bike battery failures are either because of this or because an intercell connector fails. You know the dreaded, "It ran fine here but when I came out of the store it had no power." Congratulations, you just had one fail. Typically failure is caused by 2 things:
1) vibration
2) The battery has been discharged and partially sulfated, as you recharge it at a higher amp rate to force it to take a charge it builds excessive heat causing the connector to become weak and then fail.
A battery tender does it's job well by cycling the battery at a 900ma rate, which keeps the battry in it's best state.

Cliff Notes: A battery tender is a good investment at $25.00 - $30.00 because it can prolong the life of your battery. :icon_bigg


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FYI
You can buy a "battery tender" aka Vector 2 amp float mode charger/maintainer at Wal-Mart for under $20.
Just like this one....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/pro...&n=228013&s=hi


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Old 11-01-2005, 08:43 PM   #13
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Yo Patrick...
Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Select last night?
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:46 PM   #14
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I'm just kidding man,

I would have to say that that reply was the most knowlegable and bueatifully
excicuted reply I have seen in a long time.

I think I had an reading it.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:31 AM   #15
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2 amp is a little high, Yuasa recommends a 900 ma (less than 1 amp) charger for long term maintenance.


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2 amp is a little high, Yuasa recommends a 900 ma (less than 1 amp) charger for long term maintenance.

Lovely! I was dazzled by the fancy advertising of the box with the pictures of the motorcycles and such. So I'll buy a Battery Tender now.


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seems like i remember there was one by harbor freight, like 2 amps that u can open up and turn a or something to lower the amps.
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Gracias! You are to thank for that. I clicked on the link you had posted from your shop website.



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