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Dont know how many of you use a battery tender, but on my TLS it is mandatory since the battery is from a 250cc scooter. I got sick of taking the seat off to plug it in every time i got off it so i modded the stock battery tender cable with a regular old common audio XLR mic cable, then put a panel mount hardwired to the battery in the under tray. Now i just plug it in, never have to take the seat off again!! Here's a few pix

The battery tender cable with female XLR



The panel mount male XLR in the undertray



under the seat (backside of the panel mount)



and plugged in

 

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Lover said:
nice little trick...
I just tuck the tender cable under the edge of the seat and it's pretty easy to get to without removing anything. Great idea though.
Thanks for about $10 cant beat it!!

just remember the male XLR panel mount is hot with 12v all the time from the bike battery, which is not that big of a deal. and doubles as a cell phone charger port too, just put the same female XLR on your cigarette style car charger for your cell and voila your charging your phone!!
 

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:thumbupThat is sweet, wish I had thought of something like that. But now that I have seen it, you better belive I'm gonna steal it
 

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GIXXER1974 said:
:thumbupThat is sweet, wish I had thought of something like that. But now that I have seen it, you better belive I'm gonna steal it
Thats why its posted here, Steal away!!!
 

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motomummy said:
sully that is brilliant as hell bro
I have never seen or heard of that one, but like it...
Thanks, i got a couple more i'll bust out as soon as i get pix!
 

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That's what your black bike is!!. I was thinking SV, but I knew it wasn't, and I didn't want to get flamed for asking a stupid question. By the way Sully, that bad looks bad ass.
 

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loren said:
That's what your black bike is!!. I was thinking SV, but I knew it wasn't, and I didn't want to get flamed for asking a stupid question. By the way Sully, that bad looks bad ass.
Yep 97' TLS, Thanks !
 

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Nice idea. You should put some dielectric grease in there for corrosion protection.
For me, I just put the tender's two prong connector under my cowl. I just have to pop into the trunk to get access.
 

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not trying to rain on nobodys parade but nobody thought of that
????? one of the first and easyest things to do.
mine goes into the tailsection right where the toolkit used to be and right next where the pc3 sits now.
my buddy went even so far and installed a real cigartte lighter to use his battery tender with/or nav system (on a 1098s or his 996) i will take some pics when i get time
 

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I've done similar things with an old guitar/microphone jack as well.
The only thing i would have done differently with yours, was install a rubber flip type cover. (unless your has a rubber plug to cover the jack opening)
 

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THE SRADIATOR said:
I've done similar things with an old guitar/microphone jack as well.
The only thing i would have done differently with yours, was install a rubber flip type cover. (unless your has a rubber plug to cover the jack opening)
I live in LA, it rains maybe 1 or 2 times a year, so keeping it dry is easy to do!
 

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calebwillett said:
why does it have a 250cc bat. on it for sully???
Battery technology has come a long way since 10 years ago when my TLS was made, so a new battery sized for a 250cc scooter has the same CCA as my old big fat stock battery has. Since the stock battery location was now gone, i needed a smaller sized battery to fit in the spot i had for it. The new battery works great and is about a third the size of the one it replaced!!

 
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