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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #15 on: Nov 01, 2012, 02:57:28 PM »
ok, could someone explain to an ignorant newbie what does the "install tender" mean?
I understand how to remove a seat and plug the tender to a battery, but what is "installing it"?

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Battery tenders usually come with two different set ups 1) a pigtail with alligator clips 2) a pigtail with ring connectors that permanently attach to the battery. I use the one with the ring connectors and the plug comes out just behind the seat so all I have to due is remove the cap and plug it in.
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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #16 on: Nov 01, 2012, 03:04:49 PM »
I like the pigtails for the charger ... is it possible to buy just these 'pigtails'? I have a battery charger. I have to buy a charger for the wife's bike ...

This?

https://www.denniskirk.com/battery-tender/junior-plus-replacement-snap-cord.p28919.prd/28919.sku

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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #17 on: Nov 02, 2012, 02:46:42 PM »
My pigtail come out by the passenger foot peg on left side...I also installed another one where the gas tank meets the seat. I have a cig. Lighter with pig tail in my tank bag that plugs into that one for charging stuff and 12 volt power
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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #18 on: Nov 02, 2012, 03:25:17 PM »
I like the pigtails for the charger ... is it possible to buy just these 'pigtails'? I have a battery charger. I have to buy a charger for the wife's bike ...

This?

https://www.denniskirk.com/battery-tender/junior-plus-replacement-snap-cord.p28919.prd/28919.sku

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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #19 on: Nov 15, 2012, 06:54:41 PM »
I just hooked up the Tender i have shaped like a V-Twin for my bike and quad.  Starts up when plugged in!! love it

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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #20 on: Nov 15, 2012, 07:00:17 PM »
sounds like a no brainer.. i ride year round. so i guess i don't need one. big john

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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #21 on: Nov 15, 2012, 07:10:35 PM »
My pigtail come out by the passenger foot peg on left side...I also installed another one where the gas tank meets the seat. I have a cig. Lighter with pig tail in my tank bag that plugs into that one for charging stuff and 12 volt power
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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #22 on: Nov 15, 2012, 09:04:29 PM »
sounds like a no brainer.. i ride year round. so i guess i don't need one. big john
I ride year round as well, but due to weather (snow and severe cold) can't or don't ride for a week or so at times so that is when I use the Battery Tender.  Like to know that the cold isn't draining the battery and when I get ready to ride, so is the bike.  You may live in an area that isn't as cold, couldn't tell as you are not on the map.

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Re: battery tender install: Should o Shouldnt I
« Reply #23 on: Nov 16, 2012, 07:12:14 AM »
I have been using a tender every night now for about a week and a half.  I ride everyday, but I use some energy sucking heated gear this time of year that was draining the battery down.  Since I started using the tender, my cold starts have been almost immediate and I've had no issues with sputtering due to dead battery while riding.
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