Battery Trickler/Charger

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by probertory, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. probertory

    probertory New Member

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    I am looking for a inexpensive battery charger/trickler. Any ideas of what to look for and/or stay away from?
     
  2. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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  3. mkd58

    mkd58 Member

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    go to batteries plus!they have the same units hd sells in either the .75 amp or the 1.25 amp charger.had the .75 on my 05 e glide and still have the original battery in it.never been taken out.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Battery Tender!
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Optimate works well i have one in each shed so always have 2 bikes on charge i swap the bikes on charge every couple of weeks

    Brian
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Yuasa Smart shot is a good trickle charger, but will cook a battery if used for storage.
     
  7. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    My advise: Battery Tender Jr.... Great technology. :D
     
  8. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Walmart sells a unit called Battery Companion by Schumacher $18.00 Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts have the same unit; but for twice the price. I've been using one since the first week I bought my bike just over Three years ago and have been happy with the results.
     
  9. HD4ME!

    HD4ME! Active Member

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    Battery Tender Jr. .75 amp is the way to go. At only about $30.00 you cant go wrong, remember you get what you pay for. I bought one a few weeks ago and am happy with my decision.
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Harbor Freight does carry a trickle charger that is "styled" very much like the Battery Tender but at less than 1/2 the price ($15), don't know if it is the "private label" version, but very likely...! Personally I went with the more rugged Battery Tender made for the JetSki crowd, $45 but is potted so it is moisture and drop resistant...I do get rather butter fingered when working around the bike in the garage.