Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eastern most Iowa
#2 On the battery tender! The instrument cluster is always hot due to the clock. I know that mine draws 1.5 amps when it sits, key off. So if it draws 1.5 amps per hour, that's 36 amps a day, times 7 days=252 amps out of a 350 amp battery (for my 650) leaves me 98 cranking amps in the battery. Not a whole lot left to energize the starter, ignition system and other accessories. Plus the 27 amp rectifier is gonna take almost 10 hours to charge the battery from just sitting for a week, yet alone the juice it took to get it started. If you want to re-set the clock all time, you can install a battery on/off switch. I got one, but don't use it. I might install it again, when I add the car battery.
'09 650XT H1, 72" Eagle Plow, Warn 3500 Winch. Dyna CDI box, UNI filters, A/C V-bag and console, EPI lift kit, Highlifter springs, Scat ProCar suspension seats. Rick the Rockets A frame and shock bushings. 28x12X14 Raceline Bruisers on Vision rims, on all corners. Cowling heat vents. Factory heat and defrost. RD's custom alternator kit. XTZ hood scoop and front shocks. Monster shock covers, turn signals. OEM glass sport windshield, sliding rear window, and lights, lights and more lights!