What? Your telling me that some kinda battery tender gizmo is my motorcycle batteries best friend? Hey I love my bike. I wash it, polish it and change the oil when I am supposed to. Once I even opened the battery compartment and looked at the battery.

Where Have They Put My Battery?

Speaking of the battery compartment. If you own a late model motorcycle do you even know where the battery compartment is? Remember the days when that big shiny tank in front of the seat was for gas. No more on many bikes.

Some Harley Davidson bikes  for example have moved the gas tank under the seat and put the battery behind the fork inside that big shiny tank. But finding your motorcycle battery is for another article. Lets concentrate on the battery tender and find out how it can possibly be your batteries best friend.

It is true that the average motorcycle owner loves their ride. But in reality they only think about the battery when there is a problem. If that problem occurs after a long afternoon shift at the local salt mine and all you want to do is get home or perhaps hit the local pub for a well deserved cold one, well you are probably thinking about your battery now. And what your thinking ain't fit to print!

Don't Let Your Motorcycle Battery Down Or It Might Let You Down

Your thinking it let you down. But could it be the other way around? Have you let your battery down? Today's motorcycle batteries are wonders of technology. They are capable of cranking those high compression, high performance engines without a complaint.

But each time you crank that engine you are removing a great deal of the batteries power which will only be restored after a good deal of driving or perhaps with a trickle charge.

Because motorcycles are usually fair weather transportation your bike may sit for many days or weeks without ever getting started. The battery is slowly losing it's charge and with many batteries once they are completely discharged they are damaged beyond repair.

What would be the best way to protect those motorcycle batteries, and ATV, lawn equSchumacher SE-1-12S Fully Automatic Onboard Battery Charger - 1.5 AmpsCredit: Amazonipment and auto and truck batteries for that matter? Fortunately a little gizmo in many cases no bigger than a pack of cigarettes and in many cases less than the cost of a carton of cigarettes is the solution.

Whether you choose to purchase your battery tender  charger from Amazon or a local retBattery Tender 021-0128 Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery ChargerCredit: Amazonailer you can gain a lot of knowledge from the many customer comments listed on Amazon. We noticed that even some models that have hundreds of rave reviews have received some complaints. Many compaints refer to customer service from the manufacturer or problems with the warranty.

While many units carry 10 year warranties they have rather substantial postage charges to ship the units back for service or repair because the manufacturer is located in China or other off shore locations. In the U.S. we have become accustomed to finding that many of the produSchumacher SEM-1562A 1.5 Amp Speed Charge Maintainer by JensenCredit: Amazoncts we need are made offshore. This is not necessarily bad but reading about the experiences that previous customers have had with various companies can help you feel more comfortable with your choice.

Spend a little time reviewing the available battery tender models, (Amazon has a large selection), and reading the customer comments and you will have the information you need to get the best charger for your needs.