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I recently bought a battery tender and I have a question. It comes with both the clamps and the circles that I can screw onto the battery.

Does it actually matter which end I use?
 

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The spade connectors should come attached to a quick disconnect for a more 'semi-permanent' install. They're more secure.
 

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And once installed you can leave the pigtail where you can plug in quickly after a ride and unplug quickly. Your battery might last years longer.
 

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I recently bought a battery tender and I have a question. It comes with both the clamps and the circles that I can screw onto the battery.

Does it actually matter which end I use?
Hey I am new to this forum and have a question about the electrical/battery on my 2007 650R. I left the key in the on position all day yesterday and killed the battery. I tried to jump it using a car battery when i got home after disconnecting the bike battery. I can't get anything to work on the bike at all? I charged the bike battery on the trickle charge all night and still get nothing when i turn the key to the on position. any ideas? thanks
 

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Fuses?
 

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i checked the one by the battery marked IG. it was good along with a couple others. i didn't check the ones that were labeled horn, etc. they were good.
 

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+1 If you tried to jump with a Car, there is a chance that a Fuse went. I'd check that.


As for the tender leads, they are AWESOME! I have them on both mine and my GF's bike, they make using the tender effortless (don't know about you guys, but if I can just plug it in I'm MUCH MORE LIKELY to actually do it!) I ran mine from the battery and Zip-Tied it to the frame right behind the right side rearset so it's hidden when I'm not using it.

...that and compared to a cost of a new battery, 35(ish) bucks is CHEAP!!

Shameless Product Placement....lol
 

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yes i've reconnected the battery. i had the battery tested at the local autostore and it had like 87% charge. are there any more fuses than the ones located right next to the battery?
 

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Just to be sure, check the engine on/off switch on the right handlebar. I've had a couple of moments of panic when I had accidently bumped this switch to the off position.
 

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Miller, look in your manual and find the main fuse. Usually it's just off the positive cable. Check that. Should be a larger amp fuse than the rest. Don't ask how I know. :)
 

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Miller, look in your manual and find the main fuse. Usually it's just off the positive cable. Check that. Should be a larger amp fuse than the rest. Don't ask how I know. :)
Id also recomend checking the main fuse/fuseable link, esp if your not getting power to anything
 

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Main fuse in is box with a triangular cover accesable from the left side of the bike, leave seat on and look just underneath it where the frame is.
 

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Yeah that's a smart idea.. I really need to just install the quick disconnect on my battery too since I just bought one not too long ago.
 

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As for the tender leads, they are AWESOME! I have them on both mine and my GF's bike, they make using the tender effortless (don't know about you guys, but if I can just plug it in I'm MUCH MORE LIKELY to actually do it!)

Another advantage to the battery tender leads/quick connect is that electric vests can often be plugged into the battery tender leads.
 

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Another advantage to the battery tender leads/quick connect is that electric vests can often be plugged into the battery tender leads.
I never knew that...very cool
 
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