Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
Anyone built a "doghouse" for your charger?
I am a po boy and as such, the LT lives outside, under a bike cover. In the warm good weather, I was putting the cover on and pulling it back on the right side enough to put my battery tender on the pass footpeg. Since riding time is getting less, due to cooler temps, I want to leave the tender on it whenever I'm not riding to keep my questionable stock 03 battery up till I get a new one and even after that.
Has anyone built a "doghouse" for their charger? I have been keeping it on a piece of pressure treated wood, but would like to get it under a roof and off the ground. I have access to the metal shop here and can fab almost anything out of aluminum. Have some ideas, but thought I'd see if the pool of talent here had any better ideas first. I was originally thinking a simple house-shaped piece over it, screwed to the ends of the wood chunk. But then when it rains, it may get dirt and much splashed up there. So more protection is in order, I think.
Need to leave room for ventilation, cords, etc.
Any suggestions welcomed.