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post #1 of 4 Old Feb 25th, 2019, 6:29 am Thread Starter
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Battery Tender?

I just bought a K1600B down here in southern Florida and will be storing the bike for a few months after the winter. What kind of battery tender do the new K bikes require? I've been looking on Amazon and it appears that I need to go for the one which is almost 200 bucks unless I want to take the battery out of the bike when I leave it.. Can you guys fill me in?

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post #2 of 4 Old Feb 25th, 2019, 6:40 am
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Re: Battery Tender?

I use the Optimate 4 on my R1200RT. It is able to wake up the Canbus so you do not have to add a connector to the battery. The model from the link comes with the plug to connect through the power port.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...nbus?rrec=true
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post #3 of 4 Old Feb 25th, 2019, 11:49 am Thread Starter
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Re: Battery Tender?

Thanks!! I appreciate the input!

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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 12th, 2019, 8:21 am
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Re: Battery Tender?

Just about any conditioner/tender will work (not a trickle charger) if it is matched for your battery. Many attached to a permanently attached pig tail that you keep on your battery.

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