The fact is that in winter most of us will use the bike less. When the weather's bad weekend riding is less appealing and over the Christmas break there's usually too much going on to get out on the bike much anyway. This can be bad news for your bike's battery. To keep your bike starting first time every time, here's a run down of some of the best battery chargers out there.
In cold weather batteries are more likely to go flat. Without frequent use your bike's battery will slowly drain and if you're laying the bike up for the winter, you may be greeted with a flat battery when you try to go for that first early spring ride. One option is to remove the battery and store it in a safe dry place, but if you plan to use the bike occasionally this is impractical. A battery charger is the answer.
A good battery charger will not only be able to revive a flat battery, it will also have a trickle-charge feature so you can leave it slowly charging while the bike is tucked away in the garage. It's like a life support system for your motorcycle.
Battery Tender Plus 12V - 1.25A. The Battery Tender Plus is a 1.25-amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the dama Temperature compensated to ensure optimum charge voltage according to ambient temperature Automatically switches from full charge to float charging mode Charges as fast or faster than 3a charger Reverse-polarity protection to ensure user safety Red & Green indicator lights Battery Tender Plus 12V - 1.25 Amp, Automatically switches from full charge to float charging mode The Battery Tender Plus is a 1.25-amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by trickle chargers Included is a quick connect harness for hard to reach areas Temperature compensated to ensure optimum charge voltage according to ambient temperature Battery Tender at 1.25-amp will charge as fast or faster than any 3-amp charger available, Reverse Polarity Protection to ensure user safety Red and Green Lights Alternately Flash in this condition This item is not California or Oregon energy compliant. To purchase charger if you live in California or Oregon please see attery Tender 022-0185G Charger/Maintainer...Read more
Size: Powerful 12V 1000mA Output Foval Automatic Battery Charger is an automatic battery charger and battery maintenance device all in one. Because it charges at a rate of only Spark proof during lead connection, reverse polarity protected and includes a 8 foot output cord and 2 year warranty Perfect for all lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries (AGM and gel cell), also Complete 4-step charging program (Initialization, Bulk Charge, Absorption Mode, Float Mode) Suitable for Most Vehicles: adapts to all kinds of 12V battery for motorcycle scooter ATV jetski Skiidoo lawn mower, batteries using either the ring or alligator connectors, automatically switches to float, maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery Intuitive LED indicators provide visual state-of-charge feedback and diagnostic information, even when in maintenance mode. If the battery voltage drops too far under load, full charger output power resumes, spark proof, reverse polarity protected, 8 foot output cord...Read more
The Black & Decker BM3B battery charger/maintainer features 6 volt and 12 volt charging selectivity. Use for battery maintenance, charging RVs, specialty vehicles, antique and clas Battery Maintainer for use on 6V & 12V battery systems. Charges 6 and 12 volt AGM, GEL and WET batteries Easy connection to vehicle battery using the included battery clips, O-ring terminals or vehicle DC plug High-frequency smart charging technology keeps batteries at optimal charge Automatically switches between charging mode and float mode monitoring Built-in mounting bracket...Read more
The Diehard 2 Amp Battery Charger/Maintainer provides Fully Automated Charging to help you maintain the batteries of your cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, lawn tractors, ATVs, snowmo Micro Processor Controlled, Fully Automatic, 5-Stage Charging Process for precise charging and monitoring of batteries. Float Mode Monitoring maintains the battery when fully charged. Resumes charging when battery becomes discharged. Reverse Hook-Up Protection - Charger will not operate if clamps are reversed. LED indicator will flash. Included 50 Amp clamps or 12V accessory plug or permanent ring connector Quick Connect Harness's install fast and are perfect for hard-to-reach motorcycle batteries. LED Indicators tell you when the clamps are reversed, the unit is charging and when the battery is fully charged....Read more
Schumacher's 6/12V fully automatic battery maintainer is microprocessor-controlled, with multi-stage charging for added precision, safety, and battery life. Float-mode monitoring a Microprocessor-controlled, with multi-stage charging for added precision, safety, and battery life Float-mode monitoring automatically maintains optimum battery charge Auto-voltage detection automatically detects 6 or 12 Volt batteries Quick-connect harness attaches either connector into place in seconds Reverse hook-up protection ensures charger will not operate if clamps are reversed...Read more