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battery tender

Am I correct in thinking I need the 12 volt version? It's probably a stupid question but I can't afford to be wrong either.

In my defense, I haven't needed one before now cause it's never parked for more than a couple of days. It has been parked for two weeks at a time 3 times since November and is starting to crank a bit slow after sitting so long. It must be ready to go when I return from the holidays, no matter the temperature.

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I would think so.

I got this.

http://www.optimate3.com/classic/


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Am I correct in thinking I need the 12 volt version? It's probably a stupid question but I can't afford to be wrong either.

In my defense, I haven't needed one before now cause it's never parked for more than a couple of days. It has been parked for two weeks at a time 3 times since November and is starting to crank a bit slow after sitting so long. It must be ready to go when I return from the holidays, no matter the temperature.
Yep battery tender 12v version.

Please be aware continuously starting a bike with low voltage is pretty hard on the electricals (stator especially I recall). You REALLY want to keep your bike plugged into a tender at all times, so battery as max. charge, you'll also have a longer life out of the battery.
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Yes it has to be 12v output. I use the "Battery Tender" on both my MV and Duc and leave them plugged in all the time. The electronics slowly drain the batt and over a two week period of non use I've found the batt to be drained enough that it will barely turn them over.

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Yes it has to be 12v output. I use the "Battery Tender" on both my MV and Duc and leave them plugged in all the time. The electronics slowly drain the batt and over a two week period of non use I've found the batt to be drained enough that it will barely turn them over.

Lee, Do you have 2 and keep them both on or alternate? I've got 1 right now, servicing now 3 bikes (FJR doesn't ever need it, knock on wood). Used to be just 2 and that was fine, but I'm leaning toward getting another one....


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Lee, Do you have 2 and keep them both on or alternate? ...
Hell Colin, you live in the most expensive city on Earth. Buy another one, for goodness sake. In the US they only cost about $30.00.....about the cost of a good beer in Tokyo, right?

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Hell Colin, you live in the most expensive city on Earth. Buy another one, for goodness sake. In the US they only cost about $30.00.....about the cost of a good beer in Tokyo, right?

dude, that optimate cost like 120 bucks! had some other random ones I couldn't read.... at least the optimate had english.


what I really want is another one of those 'plugs' for optimate where you attach to the battery and then 'attach' the optimate. for batteries that are hard to get to... F4 is a bitch. Brutale isn't hard, but would like to get one of those so I can run it to the passenger seat and not have to take the main seat off.....


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oh, yeah, and the yen is kicking ass. So I guess the next time that survey comes around, Tokyo and Osaka will move back up....













too bad i'm sitting on more dollars than yen.


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I have the optimate 3 for my 910R,def need one if you have an alarm,hard wire the connetion to your battery,then just have it near your frame and plug in,easy!And you can buy extras for these,like extra plugs,extentions,wall brackets, etc etc.

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Colin...Optimate 3 available in US for less than $60 retail. Spares are available, such as extra battery leads. I could help if you can't find in Japan. I found one web site selling for $38.24

http://www.handsontools.com/TecMate%...te=google_base

I could help if you can't find a deal in Japan....of course , there would be the voltage converter thing required.

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