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Old 11-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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I am also a Battery Tender user, my oldest battery is almost 5 yrs old and still working fine.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #12
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Here's what the description says about the Battery Tender Jr. I have one on my '08 and it stays connected each day when I'm done riding, whether I'm going riding the next day or the next week. I still have the original battery in it, nearly 3 years old now.

The Battery Tender Junior 12-volt charger is much more than a trickle charger. It has a "brain". Utilizing a 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode), it allows you to simply connect the charger to a battery, either in or out of a vehicle, and forget about it until you are ready to put the battery to work. Like all Battery Tender chargers, at the end of the regular charger cycle it automatically switches its output voltage to a safe, storage or float level that eliminates the need to worry about the damaging effects of overcharging, and the resulting need to check on the condition of the battery. If/when the battery voltage drops too far under load, output power resumes and the charging cycle begins again. The unit also features sparkproof connectors, short circuit and reverse polarity protection, an easy to understand charging status indicator consisting of a single LED, and almost no current draw from batteries connected to it.
Thanks mister i will be ordering one tommorow. Thanks
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #13
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Here's what the description says about the Battery Tender Jr. I have one on my '08 and it stays connected each day when I'm done riding, whether I'm going riding the next day or the next week. I still have the original battery in it, nearly 3 years old now.

The Battery Tender Junior 12-volt charger is much more than a trickle charger. It has a "brain". Utilizing a 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode), it allows you to simply connect the charger to a battery, either in or out of a vehicle, and forget about it until you are ready to put the battery to work. Like all Battery Tender chargers, at the end of the regular charger cycle it automatically switches its output voltage to a safe, storage or float level that eliminates the need to worry about the damaging effects of overcharging, and the resulting need to check on the condition of the battery. If/when the battery voltage drops too far under load, output power resumes and the charging cycle begins again. The unit also features sparkproof connectors, short circuit and reverse polarity protection, an easy to understand charging status indicator consisting of a single LED, and almost no current draw from batteries connected to it.
ordered from ebay and on its way. thanks guys i apreciate a lot.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #14
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A fellow I met who worked for NASA invented the battery tender for use on antique/classic cars.....expanded to bikes, boats, etc. Great item to have
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #15
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Delray trickle charger your battery will survive the winter and far beyond that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #16
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Battery Tenders are wonderful devices - I have one for each of my bikes.

I'm a little more curious how this "no start" condition came about though - it could be a warning sign that the battery is going south.


Ryco - It looks like you have a new 1000RR, judging from your avatar picture, is that correct? Safe to assume the battery is also new, yes?


How about any electrical related modifications? Do you have any aftermarket items that might be causing an electrical "drain," such as an alarm system or other device(s)?

How long was the bike left outside/overnight for?

What kinda "cold weather" are we talking about btw? Temps in the teens (F) or below or are we talking about 40s/50s? "Cold" is such a relative condition, depending on what part of the world (or country, for those of us in the States) we live in.

Did you get the battery bench (load) tested to test it or did you use a volt/multimeter to read the voltage on it?

Have you left the headlight(s) on for long periods of time while working in the garage? Or have you drained the battery a few times before after leaving the ignition in the "on" position accidentally?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #17
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Battery Tenders are wonderful devices - I have one for each of my bikes.

I'm a little more curious how this "no start" condition came about though - it could be a warning sign that the battery is going south.


Ryco - It looks like you have a new 1000RR, judging from your avatar picture, is that correct? Safe to assume the battery is also new, yes?


How about any electrical related modifications? Do you have any aftermarket items that might be causing an electrical "drain," such as an alarm system or other device(s)?

How long was the bike left outside/overnight for?

What kinda "cold weather" are we talking about btw? Temps in the teens (F) or below or are we talking about 40s/50s? "Cold" is such a relative condition, depending on what part of the world (or country, for those of us in the States) we live in.

Did you get the battery bench (load) tested to test it or did you use a volt/multimeter to read the voltage on it?

Have you left the headlight(s) on for long periods of time while working in the garage? Or have you drained the battery a few times before after leaving the ignition in the "on" position accidentally?
Hey Cobra! I did not leave the lights on at all when I parked the bike. It was parked for maybe five hours at a friends house when I tried to start it. I used a voltmeter to test the voltage the next day and it was fine. By cold I mean in the 60's (thats cold for south florida)

As for electrical all I have is a GPS system on the bike. I also have HIDs and thats it. The battery has not died on me since that time a few weeks ago.

And yes the bike and battery are 7months new.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
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Hey Cobra! I did not leave the lights on at all when I parked the bike. It was parked for maybe five hours at a friends house when I tried to start it. I used a voltmeter to test the voltage the next day and it was fine. By cold I mean in the 60's (thats cold for south florida)

As for electrical all I have is a GPS system on the bike. I also have HIDs and thats it. The battery has not died on me since that time a few weeks ago.

And yes the bike and battery are 7months new.


Gotcha - OK, just wanted to rule out that your battery was not exposed to being drained multiple times or anything like that.

It sure is weird that your battery would be drained in 60F weather after sitting for only 5 hours.

Do you think the GPS unit was accidentally left on? Or did you notice any electrical issues after the installation of your HIDs? Did you do the wiring or someone else (ie - friend, shop, etc)?

It seems odd for that "no-start" / dead battery situation to arise given what you have posted and ruled out as possible causes.


60's is awesome riding weather BTW.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 AM   #19
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Gotcha - OK, just wanted to rule out that your battery was not exposed to being drained multiple times or anything like that.

It sure is weird that your battery would be drained in 60F weather after sitting for only 5 hours.

Do you think the GPS unit was accidentally left on? Or did you notice any electrical issues after the installation of your HIDs? Did you do the wiring or someone else (ie - friend, shop, etc)?

It seems odd for that "no-start" / dead battery situation to arise given what you have posted and ruled out as possible causes.


60's is awesome riding weather BTW.
The HIDs are a plug and play kit. I have had them installed for over 6 months with no problem.

The gps system is passive. There is no on or off switch. It does draw power from the battery but it's very little as it has its own battery.
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Also when I tried to start the bike that night it seemed like it wanted to start. The starter sounded strong for the first couple tries but after trying to start it a couple times is when it really died and the starter became very weak
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