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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 17th, 2010, 10:44 am Thread Starter
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Another Battery Question

When you replace your battery,could you keep a Battery Tender plugged in and fool the bike as a battery is still hooked up? Then you would not loose anything and have to reset alarm and radio stations.
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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 17th, 2010, 11:03 am
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Re: Another Battery Question

The result would vary by whose charger/tender you used but generally speaking, it is never a good idea to keep a charger connected to a vehicles electrical system while the battery is removed. I suppose you could connect a 9 volt battery through a diode to the bike if you're that worried about losing the time etc. I wouldn't bother with that either though.

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Re: Another Battery Question

I had a Saturn sport coupe the seemed to eat batteries and its ECU took forever to "relearn". I had a small 12v gell cell that I used to hook up, with jumpers, to the terminas when I changed batteries. Kept me from loosing all the memories. Don't think a tender will do that, and depending on the model, may have a much higher open terminal voltage (18+).

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