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Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/alarm
« on: December 19, 2003, 07:27:16 PM »

I have the HD smart battery charger. I was wondering for those of you who have a winter (thus store your bikes), do you keep the battery installed with a charger on it in order to keep the alarm system energized? Any problem with having the battery charger on with the indoor cover over the bike?
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2003, 09:30:35 PM »

Great question Psyco.....and I'm at a loss for an answer.  This question may be best asked of the manufacterer of the charger.
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2003, 08:17:36 AM »

i dont do anything to winterize. i was riding 2 weeks a go and hope to get out again with in the next few weeks. if i havent riden my softail in a while i will put it on the battery tender over night before i plan on using the bike
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2003, 04:13:05 PM »

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i dont do anything to winterize. i was riding 2 weeks a go and hope to get out again with in the next few weeks. if i havent riden my softail in a while i will put it on the battery tender over night before i plan on using the bike


I'll tell ya, when I was out in the garage starting the bike up to get the fuel stabelizer thru the system, I was tempted to take it out. Aren't you concerned about the salt on the roads and its effect on your bike regarding corrosion. How do you keep your bike clean?

I ended up taking the seat off. It was kinda of a pain in that I had to remove part of the sissy bar and figure out the rest as I went along. Rather than remove the battery, I installed the extra set of battery leads that come with the battery tender and ran the wire so that the connector comes out from under the seat. Now whenever I have to connect the charger all I have to do is hook up to the connector. I think having to remove the seat in order to charge the battery is poor design. There should be a standard fitting attached to the bike under the seat area.
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2003, 06:16:15 PM »

given typical new england weater we usuall get a warm spell and some rain to wash off the roads. i just use good judgment if the bike is gonna get covered with sand/salt then i wont take it out
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2004, 09:52:06 AM »

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I have the HD smart battery charger. I was wondering for those of you who have a winter (thus store your bikes), do you keep the battery installed with a charger on it in order to keep the alarm system energized? Any problem with having the battery charger on with the indoor cover over the bike?


A little late, but I have been doing this for years...heck, you can see the cords in my signature pics.  Dust off and battery charged.
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Re: Newby Question #2: Storage/battery charging/al
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2004, 08:10:46 PM »

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A little late, but I have been doing this for years...heck, you can see the cords in my signature pics.
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