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gel battery charger?

Just purchased a new to me 06LT, any info on what kind of trickle charger I need for a gel battery.

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BMW sells a nice charger for 69 bucks. Build for the BMW batteries. The kit comes with a powerlet size plug but that won't work on the CANBUS bikes. You can use attach the supplied pig tail direct to the battery (this is what I've done) or use the alligator clips.

They do sell a CANBUS style charger that allows you to charge through the powerlet socket, but it's 125 bucks. The other works just as well...

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BMW sells a nice charger for 69 bucks. Build for the BMW batteries. The kit comes with a powerlet size plug but that won't work on the CANBUS bikes. You can use attach the supplied pig tail direct to the battery (this is what I've done) or use the alligator clips.

They do sell a CANBUS style charger that allows you to charge through the powerlet socket, but it's 125 bucks. The other works just as well...
Ted, are you saying the good old Battery Tender Junior is inferior (or should not be used) for Gel batteries?

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I didn't realize that the 06 LT was a CanBus bike.

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I didn't realize that the 06 LT was a CanBus bike.
My Bad, when I read that this morning I thought it said RT.

Of course you can charge the LT through the power socket...

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Ted, are you saying the good old Battery Tender Junior is inferior (or should not be used) for Gel batteries?
I have had better luck with the BMW charger than the tender JR. I have two of the the JR's for my dirt bikes. They work OK for that.

I used one on my BMW 650 for a month and it didn't maintain the battery. Used the BMW tender to bring it back and been it's fine ever since. The JR is only 750MA instead of 1.25amps. I'm not an expert on this by any means but the little chargers haven't worked well for me on the bigger bikes...

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