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post #1 of 8 Old 10-13-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Added my trickle charger leads

so I had a spare terminal connector with o ring leads that came with my trickle charger I bought a while back; today I took the time to added permanently to the KLR so I can always keep the battery topped off, I ran the positive through the red boot into the terminal and did the negative; Didn't take pics of all that but her's what it looks like. When not in use I just tuck it under the panel. I 'll have to find a boot that will cover the terminal though

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-13-2013, 06:07 PM
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There are cigarette type charger plugs on long cords that will attach to that end, mine is run up to the handle bars. A good place to charge or plug things in. Mine has a built in fuse, just in case.
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I've got mine routed pretty much the same way - and it works great for my Slime 12v pump if I need to add air to the tires.

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Oh yeah, didn't think about that. I had the trickle on all afternoon and I just went out there to check since it's been about 5 hours and I could actually hear the water bubbling , kinda seems weard; the trickle had both lights on at the same time : charging & charged....voltage was at
13.4V....I unplugged it for now, maybe the charger is malfunctioning cause I've never hear a battery bubble like that.
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I've got mine routed pretty much the same way - and it works great for my Slime 12v pump if I need to add air to the tires.
Same here. A dual-purpose socket for a dual-purpose bike.



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Mine also has the inline fuse that will handle my air pump. I actually top off all my different bike tires that way- it's easier than firing up the big red monster(air compressor)!

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The other night when I had a flat at work, a couple of guys stuck around to offer assistance. One of the guys rides some kind of big Kawasaki cruiser-type bike, a 1300cc, I think: not sure what model.

When I told him I "might just have to fix it," he replied, "There's nothing open at this time of night." He was amazed I carry everything needed to take off my wheels and change out or repair inner tubes/flats on the spot.

When I see all the other larger motorcycles at work, I always think how much it must suck to get a flat tire on one of those, especially when you can only see about 10% of the rear wheel behind all the bodywork, exhausts, hard bags, etc. I'm sure in most cases they would just get it towed to a dealer and have them fix it. Probably all cases, actually.

If I hadn't had the compressor with me, I wouldn't have tried making that ride home without knowing I could at least stop every few miles and air it back up if it started leaking more.



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so I had a spare terminal connector with o ring leads that came with my trickle charger I bought a while back; today I took the time to added permanently to the KLR so I can always keep the battery topped off, I ran the positive through the red boot into the terminal and did the negative; Didn't take pics of all that but her's what it looks like. When not in use I just tuck it under the panel. I 'll have to find a boot that will cover the terminal though

Find a mating connector, to the one wired to the battery, and cut leads off a few inches away from the connector.
Wrap short leads around convenient part of bike frame. Use the connector as a weather plug that's always hanging next to your bikes plug.



This shows one on my KLR. ( Hard to see because itís buried behind my saddlebags.)




This is used on my NX250. ( Note itís not secured to the bike. Earlier version.)


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