So the winter snow kept me off the bike for two solid months of which my fully charged battery before storage, died from my bike alarm despite that I did not arm it.
This has been the fourth time that I had fully drained my battery and each time I would push my bike over to my car to jump start it.
This project has been on my mind for years on how to jumpstart my bike without removing the seat as well as charging my bike by simply riding to the nearest outlet and plugging it in.
This week I finally headed over to Canadian tire to view my options. An emergency power pak was on sale for only $55. It has jump start cables as well as 110 power outlets and a cigarette lighter outlet for direct 12v supply. I also bought a motormaster trickle charger for $20.
After procrastinating on the project for the whole day, I finally gathered all the required project material, soldering gun, left over heated gear wiring and a voltmeter to ensure I got the positive and negative ends correct.
As you can see from the photo, I simply cut the plug ends from leftover heated gear wires and soldered them to the trickle charger in place of the clips that use to be there. Now whenever I need a charge, I can ride up to an outlet and plug my trickle charger in and the other end to my heated gear plug.
I did the same to the ends of a cigarette power adapter so if I needed a boost, I can simply plug it into the emergency power pak and the other end to my heated gear plug.
Although I haven't tried it, I believe I could plug my trickle charger into the power pak 110 outlet in order to trickle charge my battery.
Optionally, I do not know if I could directly charge my bike battery with the cigarette power adapter, delivering a full 12v directly to my 12v batt, but the general concensus says yes. Is it good for the battery? probably no.