You can buy the same extensions that come with the Battery Tender. They bolt straight to the battery and you can put the other end sticking out of the side cover hole or under the seat near the passenger grab handle. I bought a second cable and ran it from the same spot as my battery tender cable and under the seat and inside the trunk where I used the loose end to wire in a second ACC plug to charge my cell phone while riding. When I ride on long trips I plug the battery side tender cable to the cable to the trunk. When I use the battery tender, I unplug those two and plug the tender into the battery side cable. I never have to take off the side cover or the seat. But note: If you leave the battery tender cable connected to the trunk cable, the ACC plug is always live but fused. Which can be a good thing if you need to charge an IPOD while stopping to eat or something.
I have been using a Battery Tender for over 10 years and my current battery is 4 years old. I like the fact that it is not really a charger but a maintainer and when the green light is on the battery is good. If it is red it is charging which is always after I park or do something to the bike where I turn the key on and off. A Battery Tender will not charge a dead battery.
I also have a Lithium Jumper Battery with a cable attached. When I'm riding and have disconnected the Tender, I connect it to the Jumper Battery. I can do it while sitting on the bike before backing out of the garage.
I don't like to use the slow charger function of a bigger battery charger because they can over charge a battery. This is especially noticeable on lead acid battery that you have to add water. They will boil the water out and then the battery is toast.
Terry Dill of San Antonio
It's not the destination, but the getting there.
Last edited by TmDILL; Yesterday at 09:33 PM.