On the Ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a battery tender.
There’s a good chance if you are a woman or you just bought a motorcycle, that you have no idea what that is. Don’t worry, it took me a couple of years before I could figure out what that was myself. Google wasn’t that popular in 2005 when I bought my first motorcycle, a Honda Goldwing, so it wasn’t like I could just research what is needed for motorcycles. But now, as far as I am concerned, a battery tender is an absolute necessity for any motorcycle owner.
A battery tender is a very affordable device that connects to an electrical outlet and plugs to a cable that is attached to the battery terminal of your motorcycle. It charges the battery while not in use. Think about it. In as little as ten days, if your motorcycle isn’t be used, damage starts to occur to the battery. And batteries, whether for cars or motorcycles, need to run between thirty to forty minutes before it is self-charging. Most of us don’t ride our motorcycles daily or riding is limited to weather conditions, especially the cold weather states. This results in damage to the battery, but not with a battery tender.
One of the benefits of a battery charger is the connection could be use for other options like a cigarette lighter connection which could then be used to charge your cell phone or other devices. I have a battery tender for both of my motorcycles, and between $15-$30 dollars, it is one of the best investments you can make. The battery on my Honda Vtx was replaced almost four years ago, and it still cranks up with no problem.
To go a step further, you can get battery tenders that are solar-operated and that in turn could be used to charge your cell phone when you are camping in the middle of nowhere.
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