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I'm curious to know if it is imperative to disconnect the battery from the bike to use the battery tender. When I store my bike for the winter I disconnect it but leave it in the bike and hook up the battery tender. Can you keep the bike connected to the battery and just hook up the tender to the posts? or is it better that I just disconnect the battery from the bike like i've been doing for the winter.
I know I got a while before winter gets here, I've been thinking about the battery tender hook up and just thought I'd find out now. thanks for the info in advance.:shakehand
 

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One of my friends just hooks them up connected, he hasnt had any problems, I would probably do the same but have no electric in the garage.
 

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Yeh he leaves it hooked up all winter. He is a little nutz so sometimes he goes for a ride in 30 degree days.
 

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oh man!! that's a no go for me!! LOL I hate the cold weather let alone being on a bike in the cold weather!!! thanks for the info
 

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that's good to know. now i only have to take the seat off and connect it..
 

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Re: battery tender

I use this tender and its stated that its ok to use while battery is still hooked up to bike. In fact it even comes with a cable that you screw into the battery posts and a connector with a red waterproof cap that you hook up the tender too. The cable tucks under the seat and you can pull it out without having to remove the seat.

I just roll into the garage and plug it in...

http://www.smartchargers.com/products/81
 

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I use this tender and its stated that its ok to use while battery is still hooked up to bike. In fact it even comes with a cable that you screw into the battery posts and a connector with a red waterproof cap that you hook up the tender too. The cable tucks under the seat and you can pull it out without having to remove the seat.

I just roll into the garage and plug it in...

http://www.smartchargers.com/products/81

This is exactly what i do works great.
 

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I use this tender and its stated that its ok to use while battery is still hooked up to bike. In fact it even comes with a cable that you screw into the battery posts and a connector with a red waterproof cap that you hook up the tender too. The cable tucks under the seat and you can pull it out without having to remove the seat.

I just roll into the garage and plug it in...

http://www.smartchargers.com/products/81
awesome. the tender I have now has the clips and the round ones to connect it right to the battery. looks like i'm all set..
 

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I use this tender and its stated that its ok to use while battery is still hooked up to bike. In fact it even comes with a cable that you screw into the battery posts and a connector with a red waterproof cap that you hook up the tender too. The cable tucks under the seat and you can pull it out without having to remove the seat.

I just roll into the garage and plug it in...

http://www.smartchargers.com/products/81
I do the same
 

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I leave mines connected... No problems what's so ever
 

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I have one by Craftsman ($20) it also came with the quick connector that I leave wired to the battery. Like the other guys have said, just tuck the plug under the edge of your seat. It's outta sight and still have quick easy access to it.
 
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