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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Battery tender jr questions

I plan on installing a Scorpio rlink alarm on my bike in the next week and it was recommended by Scorpio that I use a battery tender on at least a weekly bassis to maintain my battery. So I ordered the BT jr. And I have a couple questions about it.

I did some research on the forum after I got the battery tender and it seems like a BT plus would of been a better choice for the AGM batteries that comes stock on the s1k, but will the BT jr work ok for me if I use it on a regular bassis? It does say in the owners manual of the BT that it will work on AGM batteries. So why does everyone seem to lean towards the PLUS?

when installing the quick plug adapter for the BT JR. it says to hook up the Possitive to the battery and the negative to the chassis. Does anyone have pics of where they connected the negative to? Would it be ok to just hook it up to the negative on the battery post?

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I've used a Battery Tender Jr. for a couple years now so it's hard to say whether my battery benefited or was harmed... also, it was on a Honda with the stock Yuasa battery. However, the only differences I know between the Jr. and the others is initial charging voltage, it's lower on the Jr, but good enough if you're just "maintaining" the battery.
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I have used BT Jr. for a couple of years now. My BMW 540 is hooked up to it right now. My 540 is not a daily driver and benefits a lot from it. Also, I used BT Jr. when I still had my 2009 BMW K1300S.
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I have the rLINK and Battery Tender Jr(installed the alarm April 2011) and it's been working fine since. I use the quick connect for easier charging.

I think you would be ok, you may not have to charge it every week but it wouldn't hurt.

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I have the rLINK and Battery Tender Jr(installed the alarm April 2011) and it's been working fine since. I use the quick connect for easier charging.

I think you would be ok, you may not have to charge it every week but it wouldn't hurt.
How did you hook up the quick connect? Both leads to the battery? Or posative on the battery and negative grounded out on the frame?

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Both leads to the battery is fine; in two ways it's better than going to the frame. You can run the lead down and use a black zip to fasten near the connector.

Looks neat and is easy to use.
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