Buy a Battery Tender - Triumph675.Net Forums
General 675 discussion Anything related to the Triumph 675 model(s), and miscellaneous motorcycle talk.

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 16:58 Thread Starter
daleCarlsbad
Member
 
daleCarlsbad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Buy a Battery Tender

A bit of advice.

So .......... I have read so many posts on this board relating to dead batteries, electrical problems with no idea what the battery voltage is, etc. etc.

Invest in a simple $35 Tender, keep it plugged in and many of these problems will no longer be an issue. Your battery will certainly appreciate it.

I have 6-bikes in the garage and they are all on a Battery Tender....it's part of owning a modern motorcycle, just like chain lube, regular fluid & coolant changes, and a good stand.

Currently in the garage:
Daytona 675 2006 (2 each)
Bonneville 904cc 2003
KTM XC-W 250 2009
Honda CRF 230 2008
Husky TE-250 2010
daleCarlsbad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 17:47
Polystigma
Member
 
Polystigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 564
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
If you buy a lithium-iron battery, you could probably get away without a tender. Have let it sit for 2-3 weeks before, and the voltage drop is insignificant.

Polystigma is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 18:21
tooblekain
Senior Member
 
tooblekain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: A part of Sandy Eggo known as "Manilla Mesa"
Posts: 6,600
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Send a message via AIM to tooblekain
Quote:
Originally Posted by daleCarlsbad View Post
A bit of advice.

So .......... I have read so many posts on this board relating to dead batteries, electrical problems with no idea what the battery voltage is, etc. etc.

Invest in a simple $35 Tender, keep it plugged in and many of these problems will no longer be an issue. Your battery will certainly appreciate it.

I have 6-bikes in the garage and they are all on a Battery Tender....it's part of owning a modern motorcycle, just like chain lube, regular fluid & coolant changes, and a good stand.
+1...very religious about this and my battery lasted as long as my D675. My Bonnie I bought back in 2008 is still on its original battery and on a tender also

Ride and get shacked in the Tube....Kain the Throttle

What is The Clymb? Click on the link below and be prepared to be hooked:
https://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/tooblekain
tooblekain is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 19:22
sirhosis of deliver
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sunshine coast Australia
Posts: 429
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Since when has modern technology dictated that I need a tender to maintain reliability?

Of course on the other side of the coin, I bought a bike new in 2003 and sold it in 2009 with 75000 klm on it. Original battery. Never had a flat in 6 years.

You don't necessarily need a battery tender if you ride it regularly enough. How many of you have battery tenders hooked up to whatever you drive on a daily basis?

I suppose if you have a riding season due to the climate, only do track days or are only able to get out on your bike once a fortnight for a ride, then it may be a requirement.
sirhosis of deliver is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 19:25
tooblekain
Senior Member
 
tooblekain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: A part of Sandy Eggo known as "Manilla Mesa"
Posts: 6,600
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Send a message via AIM to tooblekain
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirhosis of deliver View Post
Since when has modern technology dictated that I need a tender to maintain reliability?

Of course on the other side of the coin, I bought a bike new in 2003 and sold it in 2009 with 75000 klm on it. Original battery. Never had a flat in 6 years.

You don't necessarily need a battery tender if you ride it regularly enough. How many of you have battery tenders hooked up to whatever you drive on a daily basis?

I suppose if you have a riding season due to the climate, only do track days or are only able to get out on your bike once a fortnight for a ride, then it may be a requirement.
I actually have that with my car battery since I park it in the garage. Ive had the same battery in my car for over 10 years now.

Battery Tenders are like condoms

Ride and get shacked in the Tube....Kain the Throttle

What is The Clymb? Click on the link below and be prepared to be hooked:
https://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/tooblekain
tooblekain is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 19:35
sirhosis of deliver
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sunshine coast Australia
Posts: 429
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
I don't let anyone else ride my toys and I have commited to them all, so I shouldn't need that level of protection.
sirhosis of deliver is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-09-12, 19:37
luciano136
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 785
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
My recent post about battery life was not related to the battery unfortunately :(. More than likely my stator went bad...
luciano136 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph675.Net Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome