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post #1 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Is this standard?

On a 2017 DL 650?

Connected to the battery - either for charging or tapping power?

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 06:00 PM
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Looks like a connector for hooking up a battery tender. Good to have as you don't need to remove the seat.
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post #3 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 06:06 PM
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That is the way I did my battery tender

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post #4 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 06:08 PM
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Boy....I mean, I'm no expert, but I find it hard pressed that a factory would do that ziptie job... or even ziptie something like that there...

HOWEVER... if it's connected to the battery, that's a great thing to have in general. Battery tender, heated gear, portable air compress to fill tires, it's a great handy little plug to have around! They saved you a couple bucks and a little time of installation. Congrats!
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 08:05 PM
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Battery tender pigtail.

NOTE: If you have a compressor to fix a flat/ puncture make sure the pigtail is fused at least with a 15A fuse or else you cant fully inflate the tire. How do I know ?
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post #6 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 09:03 PM
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That is not Factory issue. I have the same connector going to my Eastern Beaver fuse panel that I use for a battery tender or filling a tire. Great to have. Also have one up by the handle bars.

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post #7 of 20 Old 04-28-2019, 10:36 PM
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Have the same connector, definitely for battery tender
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-29-2019, 07:07 AM
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Hmm.. I thought the BT used an SAE type plug. That looks more like a connector for a Ctek battery charger.

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post #9 of 20 Old 04-29-2019, 08:50 AM
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I'm amazed people and their electric pumps. When my tire(s) get low on my car/bike, I get out my bicycle pump. It has a pressure gauge and is about 4x faster at pumping up a low tire. I've never blown a fuse/back using it. A small manual pump can be carried and weighs even less and always works.I can't be the only one that does this.

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post #10 of 20 Old 04-29-2019, 09:01 AM
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That's a pigtail of some sort, but I don't think it's specifically a Battery Tender (as in the brand name "Battery Tender"). The plug on mine doesn't quite look like that. Is it possible that this is what a pigtail looks like for a lithium battery, like a Shorai?

I doubt that it's factory. That black and red wiring is the kind of stuff I buy from electronics supply houses for various projects; it's the same stuff I used to wire in my USB and 12 volt outlets. I've never seen that sort of zip wire as a factory thing.
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