All good points. I have the Deltran Battery Tender Jr. Had it for nearly 5 years. Guess it'll die soon, LOL. I ALWAYS have the bike plugged into it when I'm not riding. As mentioned, have the black box unplugged from the power source first. Then connect to the bike via the small cords. THEN plug the black box into the outlet. Mine always shows red for maybe 10-20 seconds, then flashes green for a bit, then solid green when it's fully topped off. FYI, I just bought another one @ WallyWorld for $34.95 for my Husqvarna tractor, as they both sit in an unheated barn for winter. I'll use the new one for the bike, and move the old one to the tractor. I also have one of the HF Cen-Tech $8.95 cheapo's, but wouldn't fully trust it.
2003 1800C Black w/ H-K 3", PC III, Hondaline w/s & backrest, XM sat. radio, MB 12" shocks, Progressive fr. spgs., Wolo, SPyKER mod, Glen's gas cap, Paladins, Drag Specialties Popsicle pegs, K-N, blackened engine, Kury RTB, mirrors & r. boards, blue LED's, Rivco tach & risers, LeatherLyke bags, backrest bag, w/s tri-pouch, desmog, pr. valve mod, grd. fix, Gen. Altimax RT43, Mich. Cmdr. II, Ult. Lowrider, Showchrome grips.