1995 R1100RSL : left the bike on its side stand (had to only way I could get it to fit in the garage) plugged into a Battery Tender using an extension between the tender and the bike. Had a green light on the Tender but when went to start no joy - nothing except a few instrument cluster lights. Moved the bike closer to the outlet, removed the extension between the Tender and the bike with the bike on the center stand. Tender shows a charging light.
Will be on the side stand negate the Battery Tender? I know as a safety feature putting down the side stand turns the bike off. Will the extension between the Tender and the bike reduce the trickle charge to a useless level?