Battery Tender.....

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by DYNAGUY, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. DYNAGUY

    DYNAGUY Active Member

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    Whats a good rule of thumb about using one? Bike sat for a week. Its been abnormally cold here this week. Went to start it up. It seemed like it almost had a dead battery. Couple of trys to get it fired up. Tech at dealer said alot of people keep one hooked up when ever they aint riding it. Said a lot of people riding 2000 models never had a battery issue.Their the ones that plug up when they aint riding.:hummer
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You got it! Somebody has to keep an eye on you :lolrolling

    Yes the alarm does draw from the battery a small amount. It will run it down to a degree.:hii

    You're getting so smart, I won't be needed here soon.:D
     
  3. Fourdogs

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  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Well OK then , let the games begin.

    I just came back from a nice ride. Had my heated gloves on and the temp was about 39*. Very refreshing to say the least.:lero
     
  6. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I was out for a couple of hours today, It got up to 51. in St. Louis prediction for tomorrow is 65. As for the battery I leave mine hooked up anytime I'm not riding. I got a Shumacher Battery Companion at Walmart for 18.00 bucks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2008
  7. RicanGlider

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    Hello Dynaguy:D

    I keep mine plugged during the winter, or anytime am out of town on summer days. :)

    Never had to buy one.:p
     
  8. 07ROADKING

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    i also keep mine plugged in if I'm not going to ride for a week or two. it has the factory alarm and it will trickle away your power slowly:nosad
     
  9. falcon

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    hi new member here . during rainy season i dont get on bike much and have been using a battery tender for over 2 years. by keeping a charge in battery the battery will not begin to sulfate which is cause of killing batteries!::)
     
  10. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

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    Amen to that Falcon
    Glad you joined us.
    Bet you're gonna meet a lot af nice people here!:bigsmiley28: