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Not performance related but my daughter picked up a "Battery Tender Plus" for myself at Christmas. Is there anyone that has used one religiously and has enough experience to tell me "Bob, their great and since starting to use one my batteries last years longer". Another issue I would like input on is that I keep my bikes at my shop and I turn off power for evenings and weekends. Can I leave the "Tender" on and hooked up and still have a great benefit even with the power being interrupted.
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not sure about years but they definitely will make your battery last, i just plugged my blade into my tender a couple minutes ago :thumb:

The power kicking on and off is a non-issue, the tender will take care of itsself
 

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Not performance related but my daughter picked up a "Battery Tender Plus" for myself at Christmas. Is there anyone that has used one religiously and has enough experience to tell me "Bob, their great and since starting to use one my batteries last years longer". Another issue I would like input on is that I keep my bikes at my shop and I turn off power for evenings and weekends. Can I leave the "Tender" on and hooked up and still have a great benefit even with the power being interrupted.
Thanks, Bob
:plus1: definately, I have been using it for years and that is exactly how long my battery has lasted, I just replaced the original battery in my 02 954 at the begining of this year.
 

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Definitely something you want for your power equipment. I use the cheapos from Harbor Freight. Motorcycle, 4wheeler, and 2 riding lawnmowers all have one hooked up.
 

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A question I can't seem to find an answer for. Can you leave the battery connected to the bike when hooking up the tender? Or do you need to unhook the cables?
 

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A question I can't seem to find an answer for. Can you leave the battery connected to the bike when hooking up the tender? Or do you need to unhook the cables?
Yes, the battery can stay connected. there is actually a plug adapter that comes with it that you can connect to the battery and plug the tender into so you don't have to remove the seat every time.
 

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Good question RCcarver. Can the battery be left hooked up to the bike. My answer would be yes, but I'll hesitate on doing so until a answer is posted.
 

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Thanks a bunch spina. I assume just bolt the connectors on and run the capped connector up into the rear hatch area so all I have to do is take the rear hatch off to get to it. Another question. It's getting into the single digits at night here. Is that hard on this battery? Yausa no-maint.
 

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it cost me £10 for my batt charger, comes on and off as needed, very good when you have a alarm on it as mine does, connected all the time, battery three years old so far no prob. As long as it self regulates you will have no prob, you dont ahve to spend a load.
 

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Thanks a bunch spina. I assume just bolt the connectors on and run the capped connector up into the rear hatch area so all I have to do is take the rear hatch off to get to it. Another question. It's getting into the single digits at night here. Is that hard on this battery? Yausa no-maint.
Anytime, I actually drilled a small hole and stuck it through the under the tail section. The temp should not effect the battery if it is plugged in, it is in the mid teens here all winter and I never had a problem.
 

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Mine came with alligator clips and the connector that screws to the battery so it can charge while still in the bike. I ran that to the trunk so the connector is not dangling under the seat. I just plug it in when I know I'm not going to ride for a few days.
Heat effects a battery more than the cold, it should be fine.
 

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Have a OptimateIII constantly hooked up during the 5 winter months. I disconnected the battery from the bikes circuitry though, old habit.

A properly charged battery will not freeze, in fact a fully charged battery will keep its charge (and performance) better in low temperatures. Before I got a trickle charger I used to remove the battery and keep it outdoors allthrough the winter, and it was always in great shape 5 months after!
 

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"Bob, their great and since starting to use one my batteries last years longer".

There ya go!!!! ..........I lOVE MINE!!!!
 
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