went out today and started up the bike.the battery was low anyone using one of those small amp chargers to keep the battery up for the winter??.it is kind of a pita taking the seat on & off on a bonnie.
Use the cable (with the terminals) that I think is included with the battery tender, or available separately, to permanently attach to the battery. Let the connector hang out the side from under the seat, making sure the wire isn't pinched. Then you can plug in the battery tender any time without removing the seat.
My battery seems to hold a charge well up to now, so I only hook up the charger every three or four weeks in the winter, until the indicator light turns green, or overnight. That seems to be enough.
I don't ride in cold weather--did enough of that when I was younger and had no other options--so the bikes sit in the garage all winter with some gasoline stabilizer, full tanks, and the occasional battery charge.
You might want to consider installing the Triumph accessory plug. It attaches to the rear top engine mount on the right side, and (aside from the fact it would be nicer on the left side) provides an easy way to plug in a BatteryTender or electric clothing, like a vest for coll weather riding. They cost about $30, and that includes the mounting hardware. The plug is the same as those BMW has been installing on their bikes for the past quarter-century or so.
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