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Title: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Capn' Kirk on January 09, 2018, 11:48:06 pm
Hi all,

I did some poking around and didn't see anything definitive so I thought I'd ask...

For those using a Battery Tender, where are you keeping the connector when not in use? Considering the battery's odd location and the general shortness of the typical Tender quick-connect cable set, I don't see where it can be stashed when not in use but easy to get to.

The battery on both my Triumph and FJR was up at the top/right of the fairing, so on both bikes I was able to route the cable to where the connector was out of the way but very easy to get to.

Capn'
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: ZXtasy on January 10, 2018, 12:10:14 am
The PO of mine ran it through to the left side, out the crack at about knee level. It does not really fit, falls out half the time. I hope to have time in the remaining winter to take her apart enough to look at rerouting, I can make an extension.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: JDSCO on January 10, 2018, 12:24:25 am
Battery Box is next to this.

It's out of the way and quite accessible.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: gpd323 on January 10, 2018, 12:39:14 am
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ thats exactly where mine comes out also.   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Capn' Kirk on January 10, 2018, 12:49:21 am
Yeah, not very elegant (for me, anyway). Me thinks I'll search to see if they make a longer cable (or modify mine) then run it up through the fairing and bundle it in with the wires leading up to the right side of the handlebars.

It's not critical since I live in a temperate climate and ride year round, but I'd at least like to have the option.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Capn' Kirk on January 10, 2018, 01:00:26 am
Success. Deltran makes extension cables in various lengths, and while this 6-foot extension (http://"http://products.batterytender.com/Accessories/6-ft-Extension-Lead.html") is overkill, it'll allow me to pretty much run it wherever I'd like, and simply bundle up and stash the excess.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on January 10, 2018, 01:06:06 am
I ran mine up the right hand side and it live's under the right top (black) fairing panel. Reach in and easy access.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: rrsperry on January 10, 2018, 02:38:57 am
No need for excess. Just work back from the SAE end (where you want it) to the battery, and cut to length, and crimp new ring terminals on the ends.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Skiee on January 10, 2018, 07:37:09 am
Battery Box is next to this.

It's out of the way and quite accessible.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ thats exactly where mine comes out also.   :beerchug:
+2
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: JTX on January 10, 2018, 11:20:58 am
Hi all,

I did some poking around and didn't see anything definitive so I thought I'd ask...

For those using a Battery Tender, where are you keeping the connector when not in use? Considering the battery's odd location and the general shortness of the typical Tender quick-connect cable set, I don't see where it can be stashed when not in use but easy to get to.

The battery on both my Triumph and FJR was up at the top/right of the fairing, so on both bikes I was able to route the cable to where the connector was out of the way but very easy to get to.

Capn'


I dont connect my tender direct to the battery.  It's connected to a fuse block terminal that goes to the battery.  Theres not enough room in the battery box for multiple connections.


That said, I poke the tender connector out of the right side, right next to the passenger footpeg.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: gpd323 on January 10, 2018, 11:55:17 am
I ran mine up the right hand side and it live's under the right top (black) fairing panel. Reach in and easy access.

I might re-route mine this way, I power my heated gear off this also, so having it closer would be a good idea
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: JTX on January 10, 2018, 11:56:19 am
I ran mine up the right hand side and it live's under the right top (black) fairing panel. Reach in and easy access.

I might re-route mine this way, I power my heated gear off this also, so having it closer would be a good idea


Just remember the fuse is rated somewhere around 7.5 Amp on these power leads.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: rider47 on January 10, 2018, 12:13:04 pm
Battery Box is next to this.

It's out of the way and quite accessible.

This is the same place that I have a battery tender lead.  Very accessible and also easy to plug in heated vest when needed. 
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: khager01 on January 10, 2018, 04:20:31 pm
I ran mine up the right hand side and it live's under the right top (black) fairing panel. Reach in and easy access.

I might re-route mine this way, I power my heated gear off this also, so having it closer would be a good idea


Just remember the fuse is rated somewhere around 7.5 Amp on these power leads.
That's why I use a heated gear connector 15 amp, and then I use an adapter for the battery tender.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on January 11, 2018, 01:05:17 am
I ran mine up the right hand side and it live's under the right top (black) fairing panel. Reach in and easy access.

I might re-route mine this way, I power my heated gear off this also, so having it closer would be a good idea
I think (Therefore I am) that the wire is rated at 20 amps but not sure. will need to check. I've used for running a compressor so far with no fuse change but that may change. I'd like to be able to use for a jump start if needed but that will for sure be a fuse upgrade. Also ran my phone charger and GPS from it. Just make sure polarity is right. Also an easy way to check batt voltage with a meter w/o having to pull covers.

Just remember the fuse is rated somewhere around 7.5 Amp on these power leads.
That's why I use a heated gear connector 15 amp, and then I use an adapter for the battery tender.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Gscott on January 11, 2018, 12:16:04 pm
Added a 2 ft. SAE extension on then ran it up the right side of gas tank to the glove box on the 09. that way I can plug in the com. sets when we stop for something to eat or sightsee when on a long day or multi day ride with the wife, still easy to get to for air compressor hook up as well. Other end + side of battery and where the ground wire hooks to frame.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: JDSCO on January 11, 2018, 03:39:08 pm
Newer models have two, SWITCHED 12v accessory leads, installed in the wiring harness

1 is in left fairing under the black panel and uses bullet connectors
It's very easy to run a lead from the left to the right-side fairing without removing a lot of plastic

1 is under the seat, right side behind the ECU and uses bullet connectors

These two leads are, 5amp fused (up to 10amp max), very handy if one is looking for additional accessory hook-ups

Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: Gscott on January 12, 2018, 02:27:55 pm
Newer models have two, SWITCHED 12v accessory leads, installed in the wiring harness

1 is in left fairing under the black panel and uses bullet connectors
It's very easy to run a lead from the left to the right-side fairing without removing a lot of plastic

1 is under the seat, right side behind the ECU and uses bullet connectors

These two leads are, 5amp fused (up to 10amp max), very handy if one is looking for additional accessory hook-ups

09s have same hookups, but they only have power with key on and 10 amp fuse from factory.
Title: Re: Battery Tender - connection location
Post by: gPink on January 12, 2018, 03:23:16 pm
Keep in mind the cig lighter on the dash is on the same fuse.