Battery tender plug & charge indicator

The man flu is still keeping me down, but I got around to installing the battery tender plug & charge indicator. The idea is that I can see the condition of the battery at a glance and keep the battery charged during the winter without the need to attach cables to the battery or open any panels to access the battery.

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CTEK battery comfort indicator and charging plug

I had some trouble finding a good spot for the plug, but finally settled in placing on a small crevice between the rear plastic panel and tool box. It’s now neatly out of the way and I can see it easily when approaching the bike.

I though about running the wires so that I could mount the plug on the dash as I did on my 660 Tenere, but gave up on that idea. No need for constant battery monitoring as this is a Honda.

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First location was inside the tool box, but that was a crap idea
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The plug is neatly tucked away behind the tool box lid

 

Amazon has the plugs >> CTEK (56-382) Comfort Indicator Eyelet for M8 Top Post Batteries

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Davo In Bali says:

    What charger plugs into this fitting ?
    .., I have 2 chargers here at home – but their connector type are different than your charger plug .., as they both have a fitting that has a long, fat (female) HOLE .., and next to that hole is an exposed long , fat exposed PIN (male) and this fits into a similar fitting thats is permanently attached the bikes battery (but does not have the battery indicators as yours does)

    Here is a link to a picture showing the type of plug connection as described above : http://www.drcproducts.com/elect/d45-01-001/index.html

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      1. Davo In Bali says:

        Thx, I haven’t seen that brand in my parts 😦 .., those battery level indicator lights add a real nice touch . I haven’t seen that all in one feature before (charge indicator + recharge point) .., very schmick

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  2. Ramon says:

    hello, the charge indicator light is fixed or blinking ??

    Is the charging light still working when the bike is turned off ??

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    1. 250rally says:

      Blinking. It blinks all the time.

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      1. Ramon says:

        and do not spend the battery flashing always with the bike stopped?

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      2. 250rally says:

        In theory it drains the battery, but the power consumption of a single led light is so small ot makes no difference.

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      3. Ramon says:

        estando toda las noches parpadeando, muchas horas no se gasta???
        esta seguro???

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  3. Ramon says:

    being like this every night blinking, in many hours is not spent ???
    Are you sure???

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    1. 250rally says:

      Yes. I have had the same plug in 5 different bikes. The bike sits in the garage now as it`s winter here. I charge the battery maybe once a month to keep it in shape.

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      1. Ramon says:

        a whole month without using the bicycle with the indicator flashing and the battery is not spent ????

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      2. 250rally says:

        No. Many bikes have blinking anti theft lights from the factory and they are not a problem either.

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      3. Ramon says:

        ok Thank you

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      4. 250rally says:

        The Ctek indicator uses 1Ah/month snd the battery capacity is 7.4Ah.

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