Mine's hooked up on the KLR out in the shed right now.
Spec, I have a couple of questions in this area:
I have one of those sae plugs I use for my air compressor already hooked up to the battery. I was thinking of setting it up to charge the battery so I don't have to pull my side guard and panel off just to get to the negative battery terminal. I guess I just need to get an sae adapter for the Battery Tender to plug into it.
Question is, how do you make sure you've got the correct polarity when using a charger? The sae plug obviously will only connect one way, but it seems it would be possible to wire it "backwards."
I'm guessing it's just a matter of following the wires to ensure the hot wire from the charger winds up going to the positive battery terminal? If you made sure of that, I guess you could never hook it up backwards?
Say, just remember that the exposed pin on the sae connector hooked up to the bike battery is the positive wire and make sure the positive wire from the charger goes to the "socket" that pin goes into?
How do you hook up the connector on the charger side to the charger itself? I use the battery tender for my mowers and don't want to make it KLR-specific with just an sae connector instead of the standard alligator clips.
Could you just go to an auto parts store and buy an sae connector with a couple of short wires on it and rig it up so you could just attach the alligator clips from the charger to the wires going to the connector?
Also, the sae connector I use for my air compressor doesn't have a fuse on it: it's just the connector and two wires that came with the compressor itself. Does it really matter if it has a fuse? If so, I could upgrade.
Any advice would be appreciated. It seems pointless to go to the trouble of removing the seat, panel, etc. when that little connector is already hanging out, ready to use.