Battery Tender

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Conde54, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Conde54

    Conde54 Member

    15
    0
    0
    Just curious on how ofter I should plug my bike into the tendor. Is it bad to leave it plugged in all winter long? or should i unplug it for a while? Also what about during the riding season? Thanks -Dan
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    8,176
    98
    16
    Welcome Conde54 to the HDTalking forum. While others will weigh in shortly I would take a look in the Self Help tips tab near the top of the page to find info on the battery tender or the Search tab typing in keywords like battery tender for related posts.

    The short answer is, if you are using the HD or Deltran Battery Tender you can leave it plugged in all winter long, it is micro-processor controlled to monitor voltage and regulate current to shut itself off and not overcharge the battery.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  3. stefdustin

    stefdustin Member

    87
    6
    0
    Mine is plugged in anytime the bike is not being ridden. I have not had to replace the battery in six years.
     
  4. ricks2006

    ricks2006 Member

    52
    0
    0
    I have the battery tender plus and I plug mind in every time I'am not riding my bike have never had problem with batter in six years.:rider
     
  5. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

    341
    26
    0
    I have the same and do the same thing. My first battery lasted almost 6 years.
     
  6. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Same here, first thing I do after shutting down. Plug in the tender then post maintenance.
     
  7. ballpeen

    ballpeen Active Member

    172
    18
    1
    Me tooooooooooooo when the bike is in the garage its plugged in. Plug it in and forget about it. Welcome to the Forum...TIm
     
  8. wildey

    wildey Active Member

    148
    26
    0
    + one here, I do the same after each ride, its plugged in and during winter time it stays plugged in all winter long. Been doing this since 2005 on my first HD
     
  9. Gator454

    Gator454 Active Member

    165
    26
    0
    IMO - listen to what the guys are saying - it is well worth the dollars or pounds - your battery will last much longer and I feel that it is one of those tools to keep the bike always ready to run!
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    5,456
    133
    196
    Use mine the same way, in the garage plugged in always ready. The battery in the Softail is 4 yrs old and I got 5 yrs from the one in the Roadglide