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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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In looking at the Vic website, I note that they sell a cord that has a plug for the power outlet on one end and the connection for a battery tender on the other. Can one charge the battery through the power outlet with this cord. If not, of what use would this type of cord be?
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My battery tender connection is on my battery. The cable is ran up from the battery and rests on the plastic cover right behind the oil cooler. It's not noticeable unless you are actually looking for it.
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My cross country came with a battery tender cord already installed.

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In looking at the Vic website, I note that they sell a cord that has a plug for the power outlet on one end and the connection for a battery tender on the other. Can one charge the battery through the power outlet with this cord. If not, of what use would this type of cord be?
Yes you can.... But most if not all battery tenders come with a cord AKA Pig tail that you can connect it directly to your battery..

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I use the adapter you are talking about on my Vision. There are 2 on a Vision. Not sure how many are on your bike. One is switched and one is unswitched. The unswitched outlet is the one you want. It works great.

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I have three XCT bikes and use the adaptor you are describing on all three. I plug into the female hole on the lower left of the fairing and the other end of this adaptor connects to the battery tender wire. This plug on the fairing is unswitched so is perfect for the purpose. You can but a 5 pack of these adaptors on Amazon for about $6.

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I do the same as @Vinish. Plug the battery tender into the cigarette lighter on the left of the dash and leave it there all winter. No problems.

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I do the same as @Vinish. Plug the battery tender into the cigarette lighter on the left of the dash and leave it there all winter. No problems.
It sure seems easier to access than the normal battery tender pigtail that is tucked under or behind some part down low on the bike where I am guaranteed to hit my head on the bars when I stand back up. Sometimes, the battery tender pigtail is zip-tied out in the open such as to the frame near the hard lowers on a XCT. This is not that noticable but is still visible and detracts slightly from the look of the bike. Why not take advantage of an unswitched path to the battery already built into the fairing. Of course, this option only works for those bikes with an unswitched female power port like the XCT.

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Some peoples' XCTs came with a plug. Some others, like mine, did not.



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