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Battery Tender Lead
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:41:56 PM »
Can anyone recommend the best routing position for a battery tender lead> With the battery located up front and high, it makes it a little more difficult.
Any suggestions or successes here would be appreciated.
Thank you, Mark
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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 09:56:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by markradtke18 [+]
Can anyone recommend the best routing position for a battery tender lead> With the battery located up front and high, it makes it a little more difficult.
Any suggestions or successes here would be appreciated.
Thank you, Mark
Why can't you use the power outlet that's close to the engine on the left side of the bike? That outlet connects direct to the battery, only the others are switched with the key.

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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 09:00:56 AM »
Spot on Don  :028:

If you use the Optimate brand, all you need is an adapter cable as shown :


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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 12:48:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by DonTom [+]
Why can't you use the power outlet that's close to the engine on the left side of the bike? That outlet connects direct to the battery, only the others are switched with the key.

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that's what I do. Simples.

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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 02:07:44 PM »
Thanks for the tip!
This will be such a simple solution.
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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 04:19:25 PM »
Thanks here too, just ordered a connector for my trickle charger

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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 05:24:02 PM »
I'm heavily invested in the Battery Tender brand.  As in I have 3.  I'd rather not buy yet another.  Currently I remove the battery cover and connect directly to the battery.  Any alternative?
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Re: Battery Tender Lead
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 05:48:44 PM »
I have no knowledge of the "Battery Tender" brand, but a quick look at their web site
shows that the Battery Tenders have a two pin quick connect plug,
which then connects to different types of adapter, such as :

Fused ring terminals for direct battery connection,
Fused alligator clips for temporary connection, and
Fused Cigarette Adapter Cable Assembly, to plug into a "Cigarette lighter" socket.

All you would need to do would be to get any of those adapter cables ( the cheapest one ),
remove the end fitting(s), and replace with a Hella type plug,
which you would then plug into the permanently live socket by the riders left knee  :028:

"Hella" type sockets are widely available - where the wires are secured with screws,
so no soldering needed, and is a relatively easy "DIY" job  :169: