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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I'm not putting down battery tenders, I just don't own one. There have been a very few times that I have stored a bike with a battery for more than a month, and I just used the charger, connected it to a timer I already had, and let it charge the battery 2-3 hours a day.
I could buy a battery tender, but since I have 4 bikes with batteries, I would need 4 of them. That's a bit much, since I normally don't store bikes, other than dirt bikes which have no battery. You can ride all year here, though it gets pretty bad in the summer.
Also remember that while a battery tender will extend the life of a battery over just letting it sit there and go dead, it still won't last any longer than it normally would have if you were riding the bike on a regular basis. It is still wearing out, even when kept fully charged. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike