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Winter storage & battery
Hi all,
Just need some advise on which batter tender to purchase for this winter storage. I would like the bike to be able to be used when we have nice days this winter. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Gary078
1987 Aspencade in New Jersey USA
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#1 12-01-2007, 04:03 PM,
You can get a simple tender or go the more expensive route. Either one works great (I have the no frills model). Smile

Howard 8)
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#2 12-02-2007, 01:36 PM,
Gary078 Wrote:Hi all,
Just need some advise on which batter tender to purchase for this winter storage. I would like the bike to be able to be used when we have nice days this winter. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Gary078

Gary,
I use the "Battery Tender junior". I think it works great for motorcycles. They even come with a quick connect/disconnect. List price is $39.99 but I think you can often find them cheaper.

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I just checked and BatteriesPlus has them for $26.99.
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Hope this helps
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#3 12-02-2007, 05:09 PM,
i purchased a 50 bucks black and decker charger / tender you may get cheaper one.
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#4 12-04-2007, 09:35 AM,
If your battery is near the end of its life cycle you can forget about a tender and buy an Odyssey battery like I use <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.odysseybatteries.com/">http://www.odysseybatteries.com/</a><!-- m --> It's worth the difference in price.
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#5 12-04-2007, 12:19 PM,
OMG Vic, those Odyssey battery sound so great.,. how much the goldwing one is $$????????? i for sure will go for it as soon as mine starts dying..
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#6 12-04-2007, 04:26 PM,
I'll agree with Vic,
Go with an Odyssey you won't regret it. I replaced my old battery with an Odyssey, back in the Spring, and it has performed extremely well. I paid about $90 (US) for it. Getting ready to pull it out & store it for Winter. I guess the true test will be in the Spring when I put it back in and start using it again. From what I understand, just a simple charge and it's ready to go.

Cheers,
FTO
Forever The Optimist
1986 Blue/Blue Aspencade
Little Elm, Tx
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#7 12-04-2007, 08:31 PM,
I don't even take my Odyssey out for the winter, I leave it in and connected and it's always ready to go since 2001.
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#8 12-05-2007, 09:34 AM,
daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangg.. sounds like the Odyssey battery is the real deal hahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:
ill save up some money to buy her Wink thanks for the advice if i dont hear about it from you i would have bought another 1 year cheapbutt battery xP
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