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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 04:00 PM
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Since everybody (almost) have a battery charger, I think this is a cheepo way of maintaining the battery alive during the winter.
I paid, like $18 for my Schumacher Battery Tender. A programable 7 day timer is what $12 - $15? Doesn't seem worth the effort.

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Dude,,you don't have to take the seat off of the vlx to access the battery,,get at the poss terminal from the right side cover,,access the neg. terminal from the left side. Easy

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I mounted the ring connectors at the opposite end of the battery cables (not the battery end, but the other) and routed the adapter cable so the male/female connector is just under the right side cover with the loop that holds the protective plug hanging out the bottom of the side cover. I can just grab the loop and pull it out and make the connection. Then, when I want to ride, I unplug charger, disconnect, connect the protective plug, and push it back up in the cover with the loop hanging out again. Very simple.


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Ill have to tackle this, this weekend... doesnt look too hard
.. im gonna try to do it without taking the seat off.

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The seat is the easiest thing to take off. It takes about a min and a half on a slow day. And as said before its just to hook the cable up the first time, then the connector stays there and you plug in the tender when you want. I have mine under the seat so you can't see it.


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I wired the ring terminals directly to the battery so now all I have to do is hook the tender up - takes about 20 seconds. When not in use, the wire harness hides behind the key switch. The wire harness also works for my mini compressor (Slime brand) that I bought.

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Dude,,you don't have to take the seat off of the vlx to access the battery,,get at the poss terminal from the right side cover,,access the neg. terminal from the left side. Easy

ya don't have to take off the vlx seat to do this...

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Same as (aced it). Mines is a.7 amp and I just leave it plugged in all the time it's supposed to be automatic
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It is extremely easy to take the seat of a VLX.

I seem to remember explicit instructions to take always disconnect one of the battery terminals first. I think it's the negative, but I'm not sure. You think I'd remember as I recently removed the battery out of my wife's PCX scooter and hooked up a tender to my Bonneville.

Check the manual. I don't know what the consequences are if you do it in the wrong order.
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