There's certainly nothing wrong with your method. I've done that when storing my Sea Doo batteries, and it works fine (as long as you don't rest the battery on a concrete floor when stored).Hailander said:Say, what's the advantage of a battery tender as opposed to just taking it out and putting it in my house? I usually just do this and charge her up in the spring when I'm ready to take the bike out. I've always been able to get 3-4 years out of my battery this way.
It shouldn't matter much. I've installed the ring connectors to my battery, and when I park in the garage, I connect the tender cables and then plug into the wall outlet. This is essentially the same as attaching the + and - clips and then powering up the Tender.MarkJJ said:<snip> Is there anything wrong with connecting both the positive terminal and negative terminal and then plugging it in? And does it matter which one you connect first whether it's plugged in before or after you do?