Battery Tender

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dogdad, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Looking to get a battery tender since everyone is talking about it. Is it as easy as taking off the seat of my 08 Road king Classic and attaching the pig tail? Or is there more to it than that....
     
  2. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    That's about it. Took me maybe 15 minutes.
     
  3. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    That's about it Dogdad. Red to Positive, Black to Negative. Put the pigtail on the battery, then you can plug/unplug without having to remove the seat.
     
  4. bikerdad

    bikerdad Junior Member

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    Yes, It is that simple. The pigtail has a cover so it can be left attached. Just fish it out below the battery and you can connect the tender whenever you want. I connect mine whenever the bike is garaged.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hardest bit is deciding exactly where you want the plug to sit

    Brian
     
  6. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    make sure you unplug before you ride away
     
  7. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Good point. I have mine set up so that unit is on the right side of bike when parked and pigtail is on the left side so that when it is plugged in the cord lays across the seat as a reminder.
     
  8. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Mine also comes out under the seat on the left. When it's time to ride just unplug it and it tucks right under the seat where it can't be seen.
     
  9. Traveler09

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    Only one way it gets any easier. The dealer where I bought my bike installs a pigtail on all their new bikes when they come in.
     
  10. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    dogdad if you have your services done at a dealership, next time you stop in ask the service manager if you bought a battery tender there, could the tech throw the lead on while he's checking the battery terminals at no charge, it's good PR for the service manager and you'll be sure the tech checked the battery terminals, if you want to install yourself just for the fun of it, you'll have no problem it comes with full instructions.