Anybody know about Goldwings? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Feb 5th, 2011, 11:45 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ipokebadgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Coalinga, CA, USA
Posts: 160
Anybody know about Goldwings?

I have a friend who rides a 2005 or 2006 (can't remember) Goldwing. He had it on a battery charger last night and walked out to the garage and found the wires burning on the charger battery clips. He doesn't think it did any damage to the bike but it won't start. The battery had been pretty much dead before trying to charge it. When he turned the key on the lights and radio and all the digital read outs worked but the bike wouldn't start. I didn't have a multimeter so I couldn't check the battery (I live over 100 miles away). We checked all of the fuses and found none blown. We saw no physical damage to anything. He put it on a battery tender plus and it seems to be charging correctly. Any idea what we need to check? I don't know if the radio and lights still work on a Goldwing with a near dead battery.

Thanks

2007 R1200R

2000 K1200LT

1978 R100S (long gone, but not forgotten)
ipokebadgers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old Feb 6th, 2011, 7:17 am
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: , , usa
Posts: 87
Re: Anybody know about Goldwings?

I would change out the battery as that should to be done anyway if it is the original one and 5-6 years old and see if that solves the problem. Accessories draw very little current and may work even if there is not enough juice to crank the starter. The burned connection could have been caused by a bad cell in the battery or if the polarity had been accidentally switched on the charger.
remphoto is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Feb 6th, 2011, 9:51 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ipokebadgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Coalinga, CA, USA
Posts: 160
Re: Anybody know about Goldwings?

Thank you remphoto for the reply. I suggested he get a new battery just because of it's age. I think he had the polarity correct but he was using the clips which when on the battery are very close to a chrome aftermarket seat backrest bracket. I think the clip came into connect with the chrome bit. It was an older battery charger. He went and got a battery tender and can now use the pigtail instead of the clips. I actually think the whole bike is just too shiny. What is it they say? Chrome won't get you home?

Thanks again.

2007 R1200R

2000 K1200LT

1978 R100S (long gone, but not forgotten)
ipokebadgers is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old Feb 6th, 2011, 10:00 am
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: , , usa
Posts: 87
Re: Anybody know about Goldwings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ipokebadgers
Thank you remphoto for the reply. I suggested he get a new battery just because of it's age. I think he had the polarity correct but he was using the clips which when on the battery are very close to a chrome aftermarket seat backrest bracket. I think the clip came into connect with the chrome bit. It was an older battery charger. He went and got a battery tender and can now use the pigtail instead of the clips. I actually think the whole bike is just too shiny. What is it they say? Chrome won't get you home?

Thanks again.

LOL. You won't find any extra chrome on my GL1800 -- just useful accessories like driving lights, backrest, etc.
remphoto is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Feb 6th, 2011, 11:50 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ipokebadgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Coalinga, CA, USA
Posts: 160
Re: Anybody know about Goldwings?

Its a good thing I don't have much chrome on my older LT. I can't keep the bits I do have clean.

2007 R1200R

2000 K1200LT

1978 R100S (long gone, but not forgotten)
ipokebadgers is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do Goldwings have same slow speed handling issues? flyby K1200LT 20 Jun 14th, 2006 6:42 pm
Garmin and Goldwings McAllister GPS 4 Oct 6th, 2005 11:19 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome