Ok, I have egg on my face on this topic. I started this thread, and extolled my appreciation of Yamaha including a Battery-Tender pigtail as factory equipment. Many knowledgeable people here told me that Yamaha does NOT install these, and I mustbe confusing it with the auxilliary DC connector which IS factory installed. I know the difference, and the DC connector could never be confused with a Battery-Tender cable.
My bike was purchased new, so clearly it came that way from the factory...or so I thought.
I recently spoke with the service manager at mydealsrship, and when I mentioned this to him, he calmly said "yeah we instsllex that...we do on every bike as an addition to our normal uncrating procedures."
Apparently, they use them to keep the batteries on all thier inventory in good shape until delivery.
So, to everyone who told me I was nuts and that it was aftermarket...I apologize.
Why do I constantly think I'm smarter than everyone else?