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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Battery re-charger

Has any one tried to fit a battery recharger in to the frame. I know i can put tender cables on the posts but im asking how about putting the whole kit and kaboodle on the bike the only thing you have to do is plug in the bike to a ext cord?



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isnt the tender junior pretty small? i am sure you can if you made your own box.... i put a batt that was 2x the size and still have room for a small med kit if needed......

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I found this searching for a charger

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...link:middle:us

it looks small enough to mount under the side cover or even along side the battery.

All i would have to do is run the power cord out under the seat or other hidden local.


The reason i am looking at this is i forgot to turn off the bike last time i rode and my batt is flat



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I would be very cautious with running the bike with low voltage. This is, I'm told, one of the things that can cause both the R/R and the stator to fry. I don't know this as a fact but saw it in another thread.

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Is the charger weather proof?
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Well last time i checked duct tape was water proof LOL. I figure i place duct tape in any posible exposed areas that shoud take care of it.




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I guess I'm confused on what the difference is between plugging the charger into an extension cord and plugging the tender cables into a waiting charger unless you are plugging it in away from where the charger is..
If it is small enough, and my tender is.. I just throw it into the saddlebag and take with. The tender cables still have to be on the battery but I still have one less thing to check (like the duct tape coming loose or drying up from the heat.)

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I had the same charger you posted lurch, can't say I reccomend it - and I can say for a fact it is not weather proof whatsoever. Had it under my carport and it fried when it rained and got a bit wet.

The duct tape would likely cause the charger to overheat, since any duct tape that would keep water out would also keep hot air in.

Now if you figured out a place that'd have some ventillation, yet keep the charger dry, then you'd be golden (I'd personally just have the pigtail on the bike and the charger in a saddlebag, etc.)

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ditto on the "keep the tender in the saddlebag" comment. That's where mine stays. Plus, I bought a mated pigtail that plugs in the the tender pigtail, that gives me a cigar lighter plug. I also keep my tiny compressor in one of the saddlebags. Haven't used it for myself yet, but was able to help a fellow rider limp to a bike shop when he picked up a nail. I also keep the pigtail that has the battery alligator clips on it, so I can clamp it on another battery if needed.

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I don't have room on the bike for a charger, but I did find something that works really well with the traditional "Plug your bike in for the night" kind of thing. They're called Anderson Power Poles. Here's a couple of places to get them. http://tinyurl.com/2cbdv7 and http://tinyurl.com/7zrgz. The cool thing about them is that all of the contacts are enclosed so there's no need to worry about an unplugged connection shorting out. Really perfect for charging batteries. You can unplug the battery charger and plug in a 12 volt accessory line.

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