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   Summary The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. Introduction 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 …

Optimize Your Battery With OptiMate   Summary 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 Background I can’t think of a reason why a motorcycle owner wouldn’t want to …

Tales of Battery Tenders New and Old   Summary 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 …

Forget the Battery Tester. Buy a Multimeter Instead.   Summary 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. …

The MotoBatt SAE to DIN Adapter Cable With “Flex-Fit” Outlet Adapter   Summary 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 …

All the Charger You Need?   Summary 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 …

Micro Power Supply Charges Your Devices or Jump-Starts the Bike   Summary 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 …

Installing a Battery Tender SAE Harness on a Motorcycle   Summary 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 …

Shorai BMS01 Battery Charger Review   Background 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 …

Clearwater Voltage Sentry Review   Summary 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 …

CTEK US 800 vs. CTEK US 7002 Review   Summary 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 …

PulseTech Solar Battery Charger Review   Summary 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 …

Test Your Battery Charge With the PulseTech Xtreme   Summary 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. Editor’s Note When we purchased …

Show Chrome Digital 5-Function Motorcycle Volt Meter Review   Background For the past 8 years and 180,000 miles, all of my motorcycles had an ambient temperature indicator installed. So when I purchased my 2002 BMW R1150GSI was a bit disappointed the instrumentation didn’t include one. This might seem like a minor issue, but I find that …

Optimate 4 Battery Charger Review   Summary The Optimate 4 has several microprocessor controlled stages that analyze, desulfate and charge motorcycle and automobile batteries. Background 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 …

Xtreme Charge Battery Charger Review   Summary 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… Introduction Motorcycles sleeping away in the garage, cozy and blissful, tucked under their comfy flannel sheet covers. Ahhh, a peaceful sight!  Their little …

Yet Another Motorcycle Battery Charger   Summary 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 …

Permatex Battery Cleaner and Permatex Battery Protector & Sealer   Summary 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 …

Installing a Maintenance-Free Battery on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport   Background 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 …