Charging battery of Genuine Buddy with Battery Tender Jr.

by Yoly
(Simi Valley)

I made this small video on how to setup the Battery Tender to show how easy it is to charge the dead battery of your scooter/bike. The greatest problem was finding the battery, but once that was solved, the battery charger was connected in a few minutes.

I made two versions of the video and still don't know which is better. Maybe you can tell me. They were made hastily since I was short of time, and assembling and uploading videos take too much time. Hope this helps for any scooter or MC.


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Aug 13, 2010
Almost useless
by: Jay

This video implies that the connector that the charger plugs into comes pre-installed on the Buddy battery from the factory - it doesn't.

If you have already installed that part to your scooter - then the rest of this video is useless. The only saving grace is that I was able to pause the video in a couple of spots to help me confirm how to attached the cables correctly to the battery.

Hence the almost useless versus the totally useless.

Jun 11, 2010
by: pattie

Thank you - I've been looking for the battery for a long time now

Jan 16, 2010
by: Anonymous

I looked this up to help me find the battery. Loved the video. Very helpful.

Jan 04, 2010
You and your Battery Tender
by: Artist Bob

You made it look easy. I vote for version #3.

I also bought a battery tender. The store owner said he had one for his motorcycle; has been using it for over 10 years and has never had to replace his battery. I gather from this that the battery tenders not only keep your scooter battery charged, they increase the life of the battery.

I've kept my scooter's battery charged by starting it up every couple of days and letting it run for about 3 - 4 minutes even when not riding due to rain. Is this harmful in any way?

Rode yesterday in perfect 62 degree weather. It was 12 degrees in my hometown (Saint Louis). Even northern California beats that. My heart went out to all of you back East.

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