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Battery Charger
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:57:08 PM »
I'm not a huge fan of having to remove the ECU, tray, etc. every time I need to charge/access the batter, so I ma looking for an Opinion.

What is the best solution for battery Battery Tender Plus vs. Battery Tender Junior or if you have a different preference and why?  I'm looking into adding a USB option for emergencies. I also cam across the BatteryMINDer.

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    Re: Battery Charger
    « Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 03:10:03 PM »
    Almost all battery tenders come with optional ways to hook up the tender - either temporary with gator clips or permanent - most go with the permanent - you can even leave the plug sticking out below the seat so you don't have to take the seat off - I had the Junior and it worked fine.

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    Re: Battery Charger
    « Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 03:15:17 PM »
    I put the Jr. on my wifes bike, and ran the connector up to the neck of the bike. When she is riding I plug a U.S.B. port into the pin plug.
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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 03:23:34 PM »
      Battery Tender is the best IMO, I have mine hooked up were I can reach my finger under the front edge of the seat and pull the plug out, no need to remove the seat.  I plug mine in after every ride because I have the DGD and it does use the battery when the bike is not in use.  If it sits for a week or more not hooked up it can create a starting problem from the slow drain.

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 03:30:11 PM »
      I use the Battery Tender Junior on all my bikes and 4 wheelers.

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 03:30:53 PM »
      Battery Tender is the best IMO, I have mine hooked up were I can reach my finger under the front edge of the seat and pull the plug out, no need to remove the seat.  I plug mine in after every ride because I have the DGD and it does use the battery when the bike is not in use.  If it sits for a week or more not hooked up it can create a starting problem from the slow drain.






      Same here....simple/convenient hook-up
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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 04:03:09 PM »
      I have a junior on my bike, my wife's bike and the Infiniti we never drive.  I just have a little pig tail coming out from under the seat where the EXUP valve used to be.

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 08:34:44 AM »
      Ctek with accessories on all my bikes

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 12:35:53 PM »
      I keep this plugged up on the bike, unplug it to plug in the battery tender.  It comes in chrome now too.

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 01:07:31 PM »
      I keep this plugged up on the bike, unplug it to plug in the battery tender.  It comes in chrome now too.

      CHROME... Did you say CHROME?  To bad it doesn't come with a 1 1/2" for those of us that have larger bars.

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 05:34:19 PM »
      I keep this plugged up on the bike, unplug it to plug in the battery tender.  It comes in chrome now too.

      CHROME... Did you say CHROME?  To bad it doesn't come with a 1 1/2" for those of us that have larger bars.
      Bill I'm using it with the chrome bracket I sent you the link to a couple years ago.  Did you ever order that bracket?

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      Re: Battery Charger
      « Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 07:19:28 PM »
      Battery Tender with pigtail on leftside just enough under seat that I reach in with two fingers to charge after each ride. I also have a double USB that is up near the bars with wire running under tank back to under seat that plugs directly into pigtail off battery when riding. Got it from Amazon. Works great!