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fried okra
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Battery location for tender install Reply with quote

I've got a new Buddy 125 and am a believer in battery tenders.

The manual is pretty vague on access to the battery.

Before I just tear into it, it's under the floor mats maybe? They just lift up I guess?

Any more advice on this?

Best place to locate and run the tender lead?

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iwannascoot
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the battery is under the floor mat. The mat just pulls off the floor exposing the two screws covering the battery. I routed my charge cable out below the plastics.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KABarash wrote:
My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.

I do that as well. Just note that the 12V outlet is on a 1A fuse, so be sure you are using a tender with a .75A or 1A output such as the Battery Tender Junior.
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fried okra
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I've got several of the Battery Tender Jr models.

Will need to see if have a "cigarette lighter" connector for them now Smile

Good suggestion guys.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the new Buddys have a USB port instead of the cig lighter port. Battery tender has an adapter for this.
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