So I hooked up a Battery Tender


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cfennell1832
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So I hooked up a Battery Tender

Post by cfennell1832 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:34 pm



Since I can't leave the Tender on all night (someone will steal it from my driveway) I hook it up as often as possible, will this still work for extending the life of the battery?



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Re: So I hooked up a Battery Tender

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:05 pm

Depends on how long you leave it on.

Anything less than an hour would be a waste of time imho

better to leave it on all day over a weekend if that is possible - or get the bike and battery tender closer to your house etc..

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Re: So I hooked up a Battery Tender

Post by Steve F » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:25 pm

Put the battery tender in the trunk, close the trunk and run the cord to the battery. Might be a bit tight to get the trunk to close, just don't force it.
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Re: So I hooked up a Battery Tender

Post by thrasherg » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:39 pm

I would just add, that you are not doing anything that will harm the battery in any way. Worst case you are not extending your battery life (if you only leave it on for an hour), but you are NOT shortening it either, and if you can leave it on for a few hours at a time, you will extend your battery's life.. Remember battery's suffer in extreme cold, so now is the time when you should be trying to leave it on as much as possible.. As mentioned, maybe you can lock it in your trunk and just have an extension cable running out from the trunk to your house, that way no-one can take the charger..

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Re: So I hooked up a Battery Tender

Post by cfennell1832 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:11 pm

Guess I should have included that I leave it on all day just not over night.



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