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I just bought a 85 aspencade and am new to goldwings. Should i pull the battery to charge it or is it ok to put my battery tender on it still in the bike. I heard that if you put a charger on the battery while it is in the bike you could fry your stator.Is that true?
 

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merry christmas roynjill. i have charged my battery conectet in the bike and out of the bike. i don't leave my battery in the bike over the winter though. read the other post first, just replace the driving lights with whats in there already
 

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I use my battery tender on both bikes without disconnecting the battery. The battery tender does not overcharge - the indicator light is amber when charging and green when fully charged.
 

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Hi guys,
Brand new here. We are the proud owners of an '02 GL 1800 with only 7000 miles on it. We just bought it about 2 months ago with 4800 on it. Anyway, back to the subject. You can leave the battery in the bike with no fear of danger to the rest of the bikes electrical system while your charging it. Automotive shops and motorcycle shops have been doing it for eons of time. The only time damage occurs is when you OVER CHARGE the battery. By that I mean, using a charger that's not advanced enough to shut down or at least drop to a trickel charge or maintainence charge when applicable. But, if you use something like a " Battery Tender ", it will be just fine.

As stated, Auto repair shops have been doing it for years. It's really not the end of the world if you did remove the battery. It doesn't take that long anyway. But, it's really not needed. Good luck.
and be safe out there. :)
Scott
 

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its just habit that i take my batterys out for winter and put them on the charger
 

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I don't fault anyone for removing the battery for either, storage or charging as needed. Some conditions may even warrant it. I'm fortunate that I can ride mostly year round so, I don't have to let them sit for winter and therefore keep them on even a trickle charge. But, if you have to because of severe weather, removing them is OK. Good luck.
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Thanks for all of your input that really helps. I just did not want to hurt the electrical. Being new to goldwings.:)
 
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