I received a Gerbings liner jacket for my sixtieth birthday last week and I am tickled pink. I have heard so much positive reviews from this forum that I have hinted to my wife many times that I wanted one. looks like it paid off! Here is my dilemma. I already have a battery tender coming off my bikes battery. What I was wondering is, can I remove the existing battery tender coming off the battery and affix the coaxial harness that came with the Gerbings jacket in its place thereby reducing clutter and supplying my jacket liner with the connection that it needs for keeping me warm. Then, purchase an adapter ( which they sell) to put on the end of my battery tender so that at the end of the day I can simply plug that adapted end into the Gerbings coaxial cable and charge my battery. I want to be clear and say that I am not going to run my jacket off of the battery tender connected to the battery, that will be removed. What I hope to do is plug the jacket into the harness that Gerbings supplied for the battery but change the battery tender SAE cable with an adapter that will charge my battery at the end of the day. I should point out that when I called Gerbings about this they said that they don't recommend doing that. When I questioned him as to why not, what harm can it do? He said that it is a company policy to not recommend doing that. Well, they sell those adapters for the exact reason that I want it for. Go figure. So I guess my question is: Has anybody else done what I hope to do and if so, were there any problems? Thanks for your input.