Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Campbell, CA, USA
Nope, not in my years of use with them (although many I have attached directly to the battery terminals).
This is not unbelieveable, though, if talking about charging a Can-Bus bike through the power socket. I was just reading over on ADV Rider about all of the problems R1200GS owners are having with battery drains, software upgrades, then electrical components (incl the power outlet) intermittantly die. Seems that one workaround (not from BMW) is to turn (for example) your factory installed GPS off before you start the bike, and turn it back on only after the bike is running (or it turns itself off for you after about a minute).
Have to say that currently I prefer the pre-Can-Bus bikes.
2005.5 KTM Adventure 950