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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Battery tender hook up

So I got my 2018 f3 limited and I love it, only thing is that its a pain to hook up to a battery charger. Is there an easy way without needing to open the frunk and take out the plastic to charge the bike? My husband wants to add pigtails and drill a hole in the plastic storage in the frunk but I refuse to let him. Please tell me theres an easy way to keep my bike on a battery tender
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 02:24 PM
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Yes, there is a much easier way.
If you ride it on average 30 miles every 10 days or do not NEED a tender at all.

But.....something similar to what hubby suggests is pretty much standard procedure for adding a pigtail for long periods of non-use.

IF you have a plastic access door inside the frunk to access the battery, just run the pigtail out through the side of that door.
It is plastic on both sides and should give enough so as to not pinch the wires.

That is how mine is routed. NO extra holes required. (On an RT.)

'17 RT Limited
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 09:47 AM
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If you don't want to run the pigtail out then you could try this:

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2019, 07:46 AM
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I recently purchased a 2018 F3 Limited. I made an extended battery tender cord then ran it up to the right top access panel (where you check the oil). Didn't have to drill any holes. Now when I want to connect my battery tender, I just remove the access panel. Don't even have to bend over.......well maybe slightly. Hope this helps.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2020, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the tip, about the access panel, mine run through front cargo department , this means lid is open a bit for tender use. Thanks Again will change it.

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