Love My Baby
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hollywood, Florida
I have the battery tender junior and the instructions stated to connect the negative ring to the chassi and I used the same chassi bolt that the battery used for ground. That being said, it makes no difference whatsoever if you use this or the battery terminal itself. Any of the connections could become loose and the battery would fail to charge properly, so make sure they're put on tight and check them twice a year.
It may be easier to use the battery post because the angle of the chassi bolt may make the ring/wire connection bend quite a bit which could cause a problem down the road. Also you don't want to choose a ground connection that has a painted surface as the paint may interfere with its grounding capabilities.
I routed my quick connect wiring safely through to the right side of the seat so that it tucks under the side of the seat when not in use. It's easy to pull it out when you want to connect it to the charger or to a voltmeter to check the battery's charge, and it doesn't stick out or move when riding. Some people keep the quick connect end inside the side cover, but that requires you to unbolt the side cover each time you want to use the quick connect.
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install
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