I have run mine to the opening on the left rear and cable tied it to the grab handle for the centre stand.
Batteries should be changed out before they die. A trickle charger may hide a weak battery that should be replaced. BTW - Battery Tender makes accessories for the adapter. I have a USB port and a volt meter.Best to use a smart charger as they don't need a timer switch - they just switch off and sleep until the battery needs a bit more.......... AGM Pb batteries....... Li Ion do need a proper Li charger with a balancing function, but only once a year.
I use a C-Tek 3.8 which can be selected for bike or car and comes with a wiring harness so the charger just plugs in quickly. But I don't put my bikes on a charger unless I've been slack and not ridden for more than a month...... especially the BB as it doesn't drain much power while sleeping.
If your battery has been on a charger for months and months, do a load test with a multimeter - take the charger off and leave the battery connected in the bike for 12hrs. Then at 1st start in the morning monitor the volts while cranking. If the Battery is good it will display >9.5v accross the terminals while cranking over (this is called cold cranking volts) and when the engine fires and the revs rise while warming up, the volts should be around 14v (near 2k rpm) - this checks that the alternator and rectifier are working properly. Once warmed up and the revs drop to a normal idle (eg 1100-1200 rpm) the battery volts will drop to 12.something, which is just normal for old tech charging systems. New gen bikes are like cars in that the alternator puts 14v charge into the bike while idling, whereas a BB will drain the battery at idle.
Don't be fooled by lying batteries....... they are really sneaky critters........ the charger just tops up what few cells are still working and will let a multimeter display 12v instead of near 13v for a fresh new battery...... this makes a lot of riders think their battery is still fine - but a load test (as above) is the only way to get a true reading.
PS You don't need to buy an expensive battery, I use one of these....... around $100Au and they are brilliant.
I agree BackStreet and usually change batteries every 2yrs as they drop to 9.5ccv....... and doing that prevents R/R damage .Batteries should be changed out before they die. A trickle charger may hide a weak battery that should be replaced. BTW - Battery Tender makes accessories for the adapter. I have a USB port and a volt meter.
Ran mine through to the rear of the tail (just right of the reflector) using a waterproof SAE connector port (off an optima battery tender system).Ran mine to the same spot. But I'm running a shoria that has a special charger and cable.
Ran mine through to popping out the back of the undertray tail (opposite side to the seat release so in a mirror image on the rhs of the rear reflector). I used a through panel mount taken off an Optima bat tender system.Ran mine to the same spot. But I'm running a shoria that has a special charger and cable.
Yea, I would like to see a picture after its mounted.
Battoned down for transit…Yea, I would like to see a picture after its mounted.
The SchuLink WiFi monitor is now off the bike and just plugged into the battery tender in the house (no need to ride around with it attached to the bike draining power trying to link to a WiFi well out if range) as the Bluetooth monitor does still give me a degree of remote monitoring and saves having to reprogram the ShuLink for different WiFis (I don't think it can store more than one at a time).Yea, I would like to see a picture after its mounted.