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Salmoneye    Posted 12-27-2004 at 06:03:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Barely, and then only after 2 hours of having the charger on it...

A foot of new fluff, and it needs to be pushed around...

James(Ga)    Posted 12-27-2004 at 16:07:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

Salmoneye, You can get a trickel charger at big lots/odd lots for about 7:95 or you can get some clips and make one out of a telephone charger. James

Willy-N    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:32:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a trickle charger under the hood on my Tractor hooked up all the time. During the winter I plug it in. I also have a block heater that makes it warn in about 1/2 hour. Great for those fast plows in the winter befor the bus leaves in the morning. Mark H.

bill b va    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:31:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

you might try keeping the battery in the house where it is warm . they loose about 40% when the battery is very cold .

Mike in tn    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:15:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Block heaters are great for tractors that you use in the winter.

Rickstir    Posted 12-27-2004 at 06:27:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You ever try a battery tender? It is always plugged in and keeps your batteries at full charge using a trickle charge. They work really well.

Not yet...    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:05:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Made one out of an old 6-volt DC inverter that runs at about 200 milliamps...Basically just enough to keep the battery warm and not enough to boil it over...Cut off the little 'plug' and attached a couple of alligator clips...Then I tested the ends with a volt-meter and marked the polarity...Not as fancy as a store-bought, but shouldn't really hurt anything and may actually help...

Salmoneye, The Tightwad

Peanut    Posted 12-27-2004 at 07:11:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am going to get one for my Harley. I went out to start it last week and it was dead. Access to the battery is under the seat. That is a major hassle to remove. Once I get it off, I am installing a battery tender. I have heard they are great to have.

TimV    Posted 12-27-2004 at 09:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neighbor uses one on his Gold Wing and loves it. Claims the battery lasts longer as well. I miss my Harley--'74 Sporty with straight pipes. Decided about 5 years ago I wanted a Jeep more than the bike, and have been kicking myself ever since....

Old Sarge    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:32:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
You mean to tell me they put electric starters on Harleys? That was what was the most fun, jumping on the starter pedals. What's the world coming to? No wonder Harley sales slipped.

LOL    Posted 12-27-2004 at 08:39:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Electric start? You bet. Fuel injected too. Even rubber engine mounts. Pretty soon they'll have reclining seat with built in warmers. I even have a digital odometer. Don't fret though the speedometer and gas gauge are still needles. (grin)

I remember jumping on the kick start to get the beasts running. I am glad for my electric start.

- Peanut

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