Tender


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bubbzy93
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On my 1100 Honda shadow I have a battery tender on it and I leave it plugged in when I'm not riding. I see the battery on my 93 wing is much bigger, are you guys installing tenders and leaving it " trickle charge " when you are not riding?


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Yes. If not ridden for a week or so. Make sure it is the kind that turns itself off when the battery has a full charge.
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Mine is plugged into the maintainer whenever it is in the garage! 06 Wing
So's my lawn tractor.
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About the same here.
After a week of non running,I'll plug all my toys up to keep the batteries fresh.
I don't bother on the others I run each week.
Lets see. Argo 8X8 ,Pop up camper,The Ford Explorer,The mo-de-lawn,the 1200 , the 10kw generator,Boat deep cycle battery,The emergency power inverter battery.

Sheesh...no wonder my electric bills so high.
Just staying prepared for a hurricane is expensive.
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Every bike and lawnmower that I own are permanently connected to a Battery tender (The real one, not the Harbor freight knock offs), the minute I park them up, they get connected. All of my batteries are over 5 years old and they all work just great!! Best investment you can make for your motorbike or mower in my opinion!!

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thrasherg wrote:Every bike and lawnmower that I own are permanently connected to a Battery tender (The real one, not the Harbor freight knock offs), the minute I park them up, they get connected. All of my batteries are over 5 years old and they all work just great!! Best investment you can make for your motorbike or mower in my opinion!!

Gary
Exactly the same for me. The Harbor Freight units do nothing except quickly kill batteries. The Battery Tender brand units have made my batteries last forever. Well, not forever, but it's been several years now and they're still going like brand new, so I don't really know just how long they'll last.
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Interesting, I bought 2 Harbor freight units a couple of years ago and they killed both batteries that they were connected to within 9 months, I thought I had bad batteries but have never used the harbor freight units since!! Sounds like I made the right decision..

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thrasherg wrote:Interesting, I bought 2 Harbor freight units a couple of years ago and they killed both batteries that they were connected to within 9 months, I thought I had bad batteries but have never used the harbor freight units since!! Sounds like I made the right decision..

Gary
9 months? I bought two of those Harbor Freight units and hooked them up to a lawn tractor battery and a motorcycle battery for the winter. Both of those batteries were stone dead within a month. On the other hand, my Battery Tenders are hooked up pretty much 24/7 unless I'm out riding, and the batteries are still like new after several years of use.
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During the summer when the trike is out pretty much every day I don't bother with it. During the winter, yes the REAL tender is hooked up.


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