If you buy a tender it should come with different hook ups. The one's I have came with 3. a Cig lighter, eyelets, and clamps. I used the eyelet cable and routed it under my seat. So all I do is plug it in when not riding, and don't even have to lift the seat any more. Also I've been adding the sta-bil to all my gas, if you read it tells you so much for storage, and so much for regular usage.I'm in a similar position, going away for just over 2 months. When you say put a battery tender on, does that mean taking the battery out of the quad?