Battery tender ?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by m800mm, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. m800mm

    m800mm Adventurer

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    Is it possible to hook up a battery tender to the power socket on
    the dash or is there a diode that won't let voltage back in the system?

    Thanks
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  2. propilot10

    propilot10 Been here awhile

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    On mine it works. 2012 adv. no idea on earlier years.
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  3. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Works fine for me doing it that way.
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  4. edzt

    edzt Adventurer

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    KTM.......diode:rofl
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  5. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    If it had a doide it would cost atleast $300 to replace it...LOL
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  6. Portman

    Portman Portman

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    Worked fine on my 2008 ADV and works fine on my 2011 ADV.
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  7. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I do not know if the fuses would protect the wiring harness from overcharge.
    Cheers.
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  8. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    my c-tek tender only puts out 3 amps max - so no problem there
    works perfect
    tried the same on the honda 4 wheeler - no go - it is switched with ignition on honda
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  9. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Have used a Deltron batt. tender on all my bikes for years with no problem. 07 990 and 06 950 Adv's both plugged into dash (adapters for this are avail) ! Never a problem and battery always charged! I just leave the bikes plugged in all winter "unless I'm riding them!:evil
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  10. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    07 990
    Batt Tender
    Been doing it since day one.

    Never a problem, works just fine.

    Still on the original batt.
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  11. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Battery Tender Jr. I have it on a timer for about 2 hours a day plugged into the dash.
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  12. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    I have a BMW battery tender for maintaining the gel battery in my 04 R1150R Rockster. Any idea if I can use the BMW tender on my 07 990 Adventure?
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  13. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Been here awhile

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    Yes, do it all the time...
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  14. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    FWIW - I have verified that a BMW battery tender (black metal case w/ 2 LEDs) made for gel batteries (my R1150R) will work on an '07 KTM 990 Adv, and that it will charge when connected to the socket on the dash of my KTM.
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