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    Trickle Charging

    I have a 1972 R75/5 and a 2000 R1100RS. I ride each bike often (usually at least once a week if not more frequently) and have never placed them on a trickle charger. I had occasion to place the Airhead on a trickle charger for a few days and when I started her up I noticed the battery seemed stronger than usual.

    Would the R1100RS benefit from being placed on a trickle charger too? I know the Oilhead has a stronger charging system so perhaps it is not all that beneficial.

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    My approach is if it's not running and I'm not riding it, the charger is attached.
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    Talking Concur!

    I do the same thing!!
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    Mine's an 1150, but yes -- if i'm not on it, it's plugged in.

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    If you want to extend the life of the battery, you want to keep it on an intelligent trickle charger. Just put my bike away for the winter, and the bike will remain on an intelligent charger for the duration of the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23217 View Post
    If you want to extend the life of the battery, you want to keep it on an intelligent trickle charger.
    what do you recommend for an intelligent charger? bmw charger? battery tender?

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