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Permanently attaching a battery tender ring terminal y

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  1. Maximumbob

    Maximumbob New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking for advice/suggestions for permanently attaching a ring terminal harness for my battery tender junior to my 2016 CCT battery.

    My polaris atv and my Honda Shadow both had these when I bought them and they are easy to reach but also tucked away nicely while I'm riding.

    Due to the location of the battery on the CCT I'm not sure where I should run the cable so that it is accessible but also not going to cause any problems (or melt from the engine heat).

    Has anyone done this for their battery? Or am I going to have to remove the front cover every time I want to trickle charge my bike?
     
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  2. walks35

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    I bought extensions for various purposes off of Amazon for a few bucks. You can trim it or change the terminals if desired. It's long enough to route as needed too. I run this from a terminal block up to my handle bars for charging my phone. I took my tank off and zip tied it along to existing cabling. I'm on a Kingpin which makes it easier. Good luck and welcome to the VOG!

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    I have mine run on left side past cooler ticked into wire bundle. Been there 8 years with zero issues
     
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    You could do what @nakota7 said and tuck it under the plastic cover in front of the motor. Easily accessible there.
    With my 2014 CCT I simply plug it into the power socket on the left side of the fairing. It is always on and will keep your battery charged.
    I have it plugged in all winter for 5 months and it starts right up in the spring.
     
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    I ran mine into the left glovebox in the fairing lower.
     
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    There is no need for one on the XCT. Use the plug in the left lower box. It carries electric both ways while the ignition is off. Well electric always travels both ways, lol. I have CTek 'tails' on all my other bikes and just bought the connector lead for the XCT.
     
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    I have mine zip tied to the underside of the top forged bar brace on the left side. Easy access and away from everything else.
     
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    Mine too is tucked in under plastic cover in front of motor by oil cooler, never an issue, always easy to get to. Came on the bike
     
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    Mine it tied to the harness on the left side by the tank, I plug my heated gear in there
     
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    Hi,
    Like Pauljp, I have always used a maintenance charger with a cigarette lighter plug plugged into the topcase ;)
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    Yeah this one. I don’t care to stack my battery terminals with anymore items than I already have. Amp and auxiliary lighting are enough.
     
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    Mind tender is plugged into the dash socket since it's always hot. Never had an issue.
     
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    Sorry stupid question, so the battery tender maintains the battery while powered by the bikes battery? Or is the tender plugged into the wall & maintains the bikes battery through the charging port? I’m looking into a new tender & am a lol outta date on today’s tender capabilities.
     
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    The tender is AC operated and is plugged into a wall outlet. Then the other end is connected to the battery of the bike either with alligator clamps, ring terminals or a socket connector which is usually included with the tender.

    I use the Optimate 4 as seen below, but there are many varieties.
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    Before taking delivery in April 2012, I had the dealer install the case mount power socket. It does double duty, though just one at a time. Plugging in the Gerbing heated jacket liner plug as well as the battery maintainer. It's too bad that douchebag Wine headed up the destruction of our motorcycle brand. These things would likely still be available. I believe John Deere parts dept's still carry the socket and plug assemblies for quite cheap. It;'s the same style as the BMW plugs but without the spring loaded door. Also about $100 cheaper!

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