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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 27th, 2008, 5:57 pm Thread Starter
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Will be putting my 06 KLT away for the winter soon and not sure if I should take out the battery to make it easier to charge up. Is there any thing that has to be reset once I put the battery back in in the spring? I know with some cars, once the battery is removed there are a whack of things that have to be reset! Just don't want a bunch of problems.
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post #2 of 7 Old Sep 27th, 2008, 8:43 pm
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I leave the battery in and just plug in a trickle charger into one of the bmw electrical outlets. I put the bike up on its center stand, make sure it is full of gas and add some fuel stabilizer and that is it.
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+1 on the trickle charger, fuel stabilizer. I'd also start it up once or twice a month and let it run for a few minutes if you can.

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Jim I would make sure you plug the charger in the front accessory plug or directly to the battery. I had plug it in the rear plug and it does not work unless the bike is on.

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Yes, I think I'll just leave the battery in the bike and attach the charger directly to the battery. As I have another 2 vehicles in storage, the charger can be moved to the other batteries easily. The charger is also a tender which can be left on a battery indefinately without overcharging. No need to pull out any of the batteries!
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Re: Winter storage!

Getting back to the original question,
I do not have the luxury of a plug in nearby to use a charger or tender on battery.. That being said, the only option I have is to take the battery out for winter storage. Will I be presented new challenges via the computer system, ie; resetting items this spring? Also, anyone have a good "go to" place for a bike cover? I live in a condo building with underground parking, motorcycles are in one corner of the garage, no electricity. Minnesota winter is just around the corner- Thanks.


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Getting back to the original question,
I do not have the luxury of a plug in nearby to use a charger or tender on battery.. That being said, the only option I have is to take the battery out for winter storage. Will I be presented new challenges via the computer system, ie; resetting items this spring? Also, anyone have a good "go to" place for a bike cover? I live in a condo building with underground parking, motorcycles are in one corner of the garage, no electricity. Minnesota winter is just around the corner- Thanks.
Yes, same situation with me. I live in a high rise condo building with underground parking. Fuel stabilizer is added to a full tank. I remove the battery and put it on the charger about once a month to keep it fresh until it goes back into the bike in the spring. I don't start the bike at all during the storage period to cut down on condensation build-up. For a cover I use the BMW full cover with the built-in slots for the antennas.

After installing the fully charged battery in the spring, turn the ignition to "ON" then twist the throttle two or three times completely open and closed without starting the engine. Then turn the ignition to "OFF". This sets the fuel injection computer. You may now start the engine. I have forgotten to do this step on a couple of occasions but apparently the computer will "learn" your riding habits and eventually set itself accordingly.

I also have the fluids changed and the bike checked over before the first ride in the spring.
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