The battery tender I have installed on my 2006 Street Glide is wired directly to the battery + & - post and has a guick connector that you can plug the charging unit into when needed. Mine was purchased from the Harley Davidson Dealer for around $35.00 No need to remove seat or anything after the installation.
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Disconnect the multiplug to the Motronic brain and move the wiring loom out if the way. Loosen the screw holding the brain to the battery frame and remove it. Loosen the long screws holding the battery in place and remove the frame. Put the seat down and go round to the battery side of the bike and remove the side panel. Now unbolt the battery terminals - neg first then positive. When free, remove the battery. Installation is the reverse process.
If you have a BMW style power outlet for accessories such as heated clothing you can use the battery tender to charge your battery through that connection. I have an '04 R1150RT which I've been charging this way since I bought it. It has a 15 amp fuse which is adequate for charging with a low amperage charger link the Battery Tender or Battery Tender JR. Don't use the connection to jump the battery as the starter will pull too much current through the 15 amp fuse. You can connect the SAE type Battery Tender leads to an SAE to BMW male outlet cable to make the connection. Alternately, you could wire a cable to the batter with an SAE connector on it and bring the SAE connector end out under the seat and plug it in that way. You can store the SAE end under the seat when not in use and not worry about it shorting out since the exposed metal end of the SAE connector is the ground connection.