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2006 1200RT Battery Charger


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What are you looking for?

 

It exists. You need to do a magic dance to get it to work. And it's about 3x the cost of a battery tender which can be safely hooked direct to the battery.

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I use the one recommended by BMW (Grey) Just plug it into the accessory plug turn on the key, wait for self-test of bike, then turn off key. For me, it is easier than removing the seat,hooking up the positive/negative then removing the positive/negative and replacing the seat.Where do you store the seat while it is being charged? If there are any issues with the battery or Can-bus during warranty, the dealer cannot say it was because you used the wrong charger. thumbsup.gif

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1. key on

2. connect charger to bike

3. apply power to charger

4. Key off

 

 

The guys that use a charger directly to the battery might have a pre-wired connector in a spot that is easier to get to than going to the battery directly.

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I use the one recommended by BMW (Grey) Just plug it into the accessory plug turn on the key, wait for self-test of bike, then turn off key. For me, it is easier than removing the seat,hooking up the positive/negative then removing the positive/negative and replacing the seat.Where do you store the seat while it is being charged? If there are any issues with the battery or Can-bus during warranty, the dealer cannot say it was because you used the wrong charger. thumbsup.gif

Yikes!... if this isn't an example of technological overkill, I don't know what is! All this just to do exactly the same thing as connecting a charger direct to the battery. Seems to me that it is just as easy to wire in a plug to the battery, once, and after that all you need to do is plug in the charger.

 

Bob.

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The guys that use a charger directly to the battery might have a pre-wired connector in a spot that is easier to get to than going to the battery directly.

 

Um, ya. ;)

 

Actually if you use heated gear you might want a similar direct connection to the battery. Dare I say one could use the SAME connection?

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Many have connected the rear accessory plug directly to the battery (disconnecting it from the bike wiring). This way when you want to use a Battery Tender or air compressor, just plug it in the rear. I plan to install one in that manner when I get around to it.

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