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OfflineScottC

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    Battery Tender
    « on: 2019-08-30 14:25:17 »
    Hi I did a search for which type of battery tender to get for 2006rt. Didn’t find out which one people have most success with.
    Thanks in advance

    OnlinePeteM

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      Re: Battery Tender
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-08-31 09:52:03 »
      Hi I did a search for which type of battery tender to get for 2006rt. Didn’t find out which one people have most success with.
      Thanks in advance


      Optimate

      OfflineMikeS

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        Re: Battery Tender
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-08-31 11:16:47 »

        Optimate


        Same here, you can get a lead to plug straight into the accessory socket which has always worked for me.

        Onlinesmileymiley

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          Re: Battery Tender
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-08-31 12:23:41 »
          Vini, Vidi, Velcro....... I came,  I saw, I stuck around.

          Offlinesimbo

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            Re: Battery Tender
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-08-31 17:47:20 »
            +1 for the optimate, although I've also got two Oxford oximisers at twenty odd quid each which work perfectly well.
            The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

            OnlineDavid.

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              Re: Battery Tender
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-11-16 21:48:55 »
              If anyone is after an Oxford Oximiser, they are currently doing a 900 (888) Anniversary edition for less than 30 GBP.
              « Last Edit: 2021-11-16 21:52:29 by David. »

              Offlineemlevy

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                Re: Battery Tender
                « Reply #6 on: 2021-11-17 07:54:55 »
                I’m using 0.75mA Battery Tender Jr.’s on all my bikes, connected directly to the battery, and they work fine. About $22 each in the U.S.
                2019 C650GT | 2015 R1200RT | 2012 R1200R Classic

                OnlineDavid.

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                  Re: Battery Tender
                  « Reply #7 on: 2021-11-17 09:46:25 »
                  A battery which is maintained fully charged with a trickle charger is most unlikely to sulfate. If this is the case, why pay around twice as much for a fancy battery charger with de-sulfation modes which shouldn't be necessary. With the latter, the recovery modes (high voltage) are not active unless the battery is removed from the bike to protect the electronics.
                  « Last Edit: 2021-11-17 09:47:56 by David. »