battery storage

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 09 deluxe, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. 09 deluxe

    09 deluxe Member

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    When you remove your battery for the winter, do you just store it in a warm,dry place or should it be hooked up to a charger of some kind for the winter months?
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I hook mine to a battery tender, especially in a heated shop.
     
  3. 09 deluxe

    09 deluxe Member

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    Sorry, whats a battery tender
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Its a trickle charger that monitors battery state you can leave it plugged into battery indefinatley itll monitor the state of charge in the battery and if it drops then it charges till its charged then monitors again
    it comes with a pigtail that can be fitted to the battery and left on the bike you just plug the battery tender into your bike and the battery is maintained

    Brian
     
  5. SeaRider04

    SeaRider04 Active Member

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    It's a name of battery charger for Bikes, I just leave the battery on my bike and just plugged the charger ( battery tender) on.
     
  6. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Harley sells the leads that stay hooked to the bike all the time, some tenders come with the leads, you'll never have to pull the seat just to charge the battery or for winter storage & your battery will live long and prosper from it. Just make sure the charger is aproved for a AGM battery. Check out the self help section.

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  7. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    you can get a battery tender at your local hd shop or on the net: Battery Tender - Home of the Battery Tender Jr. - Batterytender.com

    for example.

    You can leave your battery in the bike, but you`ll need to connect a power lead to each terminal and hide the plug somewhere on your chassis (under the seat, for example).
    If in doubt, ask them to do it or check out the archives!

    Take care,
     
  8. rscalzo

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  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, HD packaged the leads w/their tender now so you don't have to purchase separately. It's much better than always having to take the seat off, or battery out for winter. Highly recommend you get one & put it on the bike to keep the battery topped off anytime (long & short term).
     
  10. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    My dealer always wires all the bikes in and throws the Tender in with a new bike. I know I paid for it but prefer it over a T-shirt where I advertise for him.