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Apparently with the design of the battery box it appears to be fairly impossible to attach battery tender leads to it. The only alternative seems to be leave the seat off and the cover off with the clip on leads for the tender.

Unless someone else has discovered a way? I guess it just means I'll have to ride it more during bad weather :)
 

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If you have been able to permanently attach your leads to the battery please let me know how you did. Even the dealer said it cannot be done with the current battery box. That's what I was referring to, the permanent lead that hangs off the battery to make it easy to plug in as needed.
 

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I have a battery tender lead on mine. I am currently using it as a power source for my gps. I have a adaptor, and have used the same lead to power my Gerbing jacket.

I have a Ducati charger to plug into the other connector, mentioned by JET.
 

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can you post pics of your batteey cover?

I have permanently fitted both the battery tender plugs and the antithief GPS transmitter. furthermore I'm "stealing" power from USB port cables to power the GPS cradle, and the garmin cable has a lot of wires (mic in + audio out + plug for traffic info...) a lot o cables under the seat / battery cover :)
 

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can you post pics of your batteey cover?

I have permanently fitted both the battery tender plugs and the antithief GPS transmitter. furthermore I'm "stealing" power from USB port cables to power the GPS cradle, and the garmin cable has a lot of wires (mic in + audio out + plug for traffic info...) a lot o cables under the seat / battery cover :)
I will do so later on today, I also decided to drop Ducati Customer Service a note as well. From what I have been seeing allot of people but the specific Ducati kit for many other models as well. But if I can use my existing Battery Tender leads that would be a bonus.
 

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Ogre, where do you run the leads to for charging? Do you have a photo of that?


This image is called an SAE connector. If you are in Europe, they may be hard to find but here in the States, they are very common.

This connector is at the end of the terminals that are connected to the battery. I plug in what ever accessories I want, using the mating SAE plug.

NOTE: The hot lead of the SAE connector, that is attached to the power source side, must always be the recessed part!!!

The protruding lead is always negative, so if it contacts anything, NO WORRIES.

REGARDING GPS...

Each of my bikes has a RAM ball available to attach a GPS mount. They also have an SAE connector. This way I can switch units easily between bikes and they are easy to remove, so that nothing is left on the bike.

To do this, you must mount the power converter, of the GPS mount, on the MOUNT...NOT on the BIKE. This way all you need is access to a fused 12 volt (which is supplied by the SAE plug).
 

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Before Battery Tender connecters where so readily available, I used to make my own SAE connectors by adding an in-line fuse to a 2-prong trailer light connector like this:

(available @ auto parts store for a couple dollars)

 

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I swapped my battery out. It was faulty from day one and wouldn't hold a charge over night. I know I could have had it replaced under warranty, but instead I used it as an opportunity to just swap it out for a lithium battery. In doing so I cut 7 pounds of weight that sits high up in the bike, and also freed up some space since the new unit is quite a bit smaller. I'm using the same battery tender leads that Ogre is, and it seems to be that they would have hooked up to the stock battery pretty easily as well.

On a side note, the faulty factory battery taught me that the Scrambler will bump start pretty easily. I can push it quick enough on a flat surface to pop the clutch, and if there is even a slight hill it's really easy.
 

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I've always been curious about bump starting FI bikes. I've never had to do it, so I didn't even know if it was possible. Makes sense if you can get the stator doing its thing given the Scrambler supposedly puts out 490W.
 
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