Harley Tech Q&A For Real World Motorcycle Riders
There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet – sometimes from well meaning people, sometimes from jerks. We here at American Iron Magazine would like to help spread accurate and real information to some of the questions we see on-line relating to Harley motorcycles, Harley tech and Harley history.
Every so often we will repost a question or statement we find on Facebook or other social media and give as accurate and real an answer as we can. If you find these posts and replies to basic, please remember everyone, even you, had to learn it at some time.
FROM W. G. “Winter storing question…. This will be the first time I’m not having my 2005 RK custom stored. Do I have to use the trickle charger made by Harley or can I use any others on the market and what brand would you suggest?”
The easy answer is you can use almost any 12 volt trickle charger on your battery. But even better, we’d recommend using a smart charger that can automatically float from charge to non-charge status based on the battery’s level of charge.