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The WBW Battery and Charger Hub, Where We Get Hands On and Test Motorcycle Batteries, Battery Chargers, Tenders & Maintainers Welcome to WebBikeWorld’s motorcycle battery and charger hub. This is the place to quickly find amazing battery and charger products, read our in-depth hands on reviews and find the best battery related products on sale …

Roadgear Jumper Cable Review The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. If there’s one thing that defines life in the 21st Century, it’s the number of choices we have and the decisions to be made. That goes double for motorcycle gear. Take something as simple …

Optimize Your Battery With OptiMate The OptiMate 3 is a small and compact motorcycle battery charger. It is claimed to have the ability to de-sulfate batteries in addition to its normal battery maintenance charging duties. UPDATE: See our Optimate 4 Review I can’t think of a reason why a motorcycle owner wouldn’t want to keep their bike …

Tales of Battery Tenders New and Old This is kind of an off-the-wall story about a special Costco Battery Tender. It’s the only 3A Battery Tender Plus charger and maintainer in the Deltran lineup. This one has a Costco special part number of 022-0202-COS-WH. (The “COS” is the Deltran Costco designator.) It works with either …

Forget the Battery Tester. Buy a Multimeter Instead. I found this “Traveller” brand 100 amp battery tester at the local Tractor Supply farm store. They were having a big sale and it was $17.95 and I was on the checkout line so I thought “Why not?” It seemed like a pretty good deal. I wasn’t …

The TecMate O-105 OptiMate Weatherproof Charger With 3300mA Dual-Port USB Output for DIN Motorcycle Outlets The TecMate OptiMate O-105 Dual USB Port Charger is likely to become an indispensable piece of kit for motorcyclists. It plugs into a Euro-style DIN power outlet (ISO 4165) on your bike. These are the smaller or narrower style outlets …

The MotoBatt SAE to DIN Adapter Cable With “Flex-Fit” Outlet Adapter This SAE to DIN adapter cable converts a Battery Tender type SAE plug to a DIN or “Euro” style (aka Powerlet) accessory outlet. It’s made by MotoBatt, one of the lesser-known motorcycle battery and battery accessory manufacturers. This one has at least two good …

All the Charger You Need? The Noco Genius G750 is a 0.75A “entry level” battery charger and maintainer. It’s especially popular for motorcycles and it can be used for lead/acid or AGM snowmobile, ATV or jet ski batteries. This is a very nicely made battery charger and it’s fairly simple to operate; more or less …

Micro Power Supply Charges Your Devices or Jump-Starts the Bike Think of the Quick Cable iStart Li-Ion Power Pack as a  power source for peace of mind. Fitting nicely in the hand, this powerful compact power supply is one of the most versatile and valuable tools one could hope to have for home and travel. …

Solar Joos “Orange” Solar Battery Charger Review The Solar Joos Orange is a portable solar battery charger. It’s designed to charge cell phones, tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, digital cameras and more. It’s a very rugged unit with a polycarbonate and metal body and encapsulated or “potted” solar cells. The charger has one rather strangely …

Installing a Battery Tender SAE Harness on a Motorcycle Installing a Battery Tender wiring harness on a motorcycle may seem like such a basic idea that it’s not even worth writing about. But, you never know…and new riders are coming in to the sport all the time (we hope), so why not post a quick …

Shorai BMS01 Battery Charger Review The intent of this review is to take a look at the Shorai LFX charger, which is intended as a custom solution offered by the manufacturer. Whether or not Shorai designs and manufactures the charger or whether it is produced by a subcontractor to a provided design specification (probable) may …

Clearwater Voltage Sentry Review The Clearwater Voltage Sentry is an easy and unique way to keep track of the electrical drain on your motorcycle. Designed to be “thermally stable, highly accurate, reliable, flexible and with a very low power consumption”, the device is small enough to fit just about anywhere. An excellent solution for monitoring …

CTEK US 800 vs. CTEK US 7002 Review Bigger isn’t necessarily better. The CTEK 800 works just fine as a motorcycle battery charger, even though it’s the entry-level unit. And there’s a bonus: it’s cheaper and less complicated. Nothing wrong with the CTEK 7002, mind you, but do you really need 8 steps and up …

A Solar Battery Charger For Your Motorcycle Acceptance, technology and marketing combine to make solar-powered devices extremely viable. And they’re also available for so many applications and the PulseTech Solar Pulse SP-5 is one of these. From a functional perspective it is self sustaining, costs virtually nothing to maintain and provides an essential maintenance function. …

PulseTech Solar Battery Charger Review Acceptance, technology and marketing combine to make solar-powered devices extremely viable and available for so many applications and the PulseTech Solar Pulse SP-5 is one of these. From a functional perspective it is self sustaining, costs virtually nothing to maintain and provides an essential maintenance function. It is worth a …

Test Your Battery Charge With the PulseTech Xtreme For most of us simple is good and simply functional even better. In this regard the very portable PulseTech Xtreme Charge Quick Battery and Alternator test device makes perfect sense. My advice: get one, keep it close and use it. When we purchased the product, it was …

Optimate 4 Battery Charger Review The Optimate 4 has several microprocessor controlled stages that analyze, desulfate and charge motorcycle and automobile batteries. I evaluated and reviewed the Optimate 3 only a few months ago in the warm and fondly remembered month of August (2008). Wouldn’t you know it — just as soon as that review was published, …

Xtreme Charge Battery Charger Review Lightweight and sealed vinyl case and all sorts of blinking lights. Does it charge a battery any faster or better than anything else? Who knows… Motorcycles sleeping away in the garage, cozy and blissful, tucked under their comfy flannel sheet covers. Ahhh, a peaceful sight!  Their little batteries are carefully …

Yet Another Motorcycle Battery Charger We last visited the topic of motorcycle battery chargers about one year ago with our review of the Battery Doc. In that article, we mentioned that our three Battery Tenders had been in continuous use since 2000. We’re now half-way through 2006 and the Battery Tenders are still going strong. They’re …

Permatex Battery Cleaner and Permatex Battery Protector & Sealer Sealed motorcycle batteries are a fantastic invention. Motorcycles usually have a minimum of space under the seat or tank, and the battery is sometimes located deep down under the seat, the frame or even the computer. “Out of sight, out of mind” is the saying, and …

Installing an SAE Battery Tender Cable on a Motorcycle Sealed motorcycle batteries are a fantastic invention. Motorcycles usually have a minimum of space under the seat or tank, and the battery is sometimes located deep down under the seat, the frame or even the computer. “Out of sight, out of mind” is the saying, and …

Battery Doc Review The Battery Doc Motorcycle Battery Charger and Observations on the Battery Tender Plus The Battery Doc is a smaller-sized charger. It works well…but so do many others. It’s a bit difficult to distinguish between the yellow and green light colors, but this doesn’t seem to affect the performance of the charger. We …

Installing a Maintenance-Free Battery on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport My luck with motorcycle and car batteries has been awful. If the warranty expires in 36 months, I can guarantee that on or about the 1st day of the 37th month, my battery will fail. It’s happened to me so many times, with cars and bikes, …