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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if I should go with the regular battery tender or save some money and get the battery tender junior. Is the junior safe to use on my MF battery all winter?

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The key is to get one with smart technology that will turn off if the battery is fully charged. A good AGM battery will loose much less charge when not in use (compared to a conventional wet battery). So, the junior should be fine IF it has technology to turn itself off and on when needed, like this one.


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I bought this one from the local Cycle Gear shop the same day I bought my new AGM battery. Excellent combo.

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...em=VAN_74-9120

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Save the money and get the Battery Tender Junior. It trickle charges at a slower rate so it is even less likely to damage your battery. Either one works fine.

HINT: Don't connect and disconnect your battery to the tender daily because the initial phase of charge is higher, until the unit senses the battery's charge level. This initial phase can potentially cause some problems IF you disconnect and reconnect frequently. Leaving the unit on all winter won't be a problem though, so don't worry.

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They included a Battery Tender Jr. when I bought my bike and it has worked just fine for me.

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Ok thanks guys. Junior it is haha. I had to leave my bike at home and winterize it when I went back to school. It's been like two weeks and I already miss her so much. It's gonna be a long winter for sure.

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Jardine Pipes
Splines Lubricated
Painted Instrument Bezels
Headlight Visor
Chrome engine guard
Leather Fork Bag (contents: Pressure gauge, tools, and a Book of Psalms)
Yuaso MF AGM Motocross battery
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Duro Boulevard rear tire

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