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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 3:58 pm Thread Starter
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Question Is this "normal" ????

Is the LT ('04) supposed to kill the battery (currently at 9.48V w/ charger) when the steering is NOT locked ? Odyssey new in May '06. Kisan ChargeX that has always worked on RS, GS and first LT.

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post #2 of 6 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 5:37 pm
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It would be if it were a 99'. I know that I read that BMW fixed the problem on later models, but I don' know when.
On my 99', if I don't turn it to lock, I have to make sure the sound system is off or it will drain the battery.
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It would be if it were a 99'. I know that I read that BMW fixed the problem on later models, but I don' know when.
On my 99', if I don't turn it to lock, I have to make sure the sound system is off or it will drain the battery.
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Hey, Don - that oughta be upgraded by your dealer under the auspices of BMW. Most of us who got one of the early '99s were upgraded with a new radio module that eliminated the battery drain situation. I rarely lock the handlebars on Toad, a '99, and no battery drain since the fix back in late '99. Just an FYI note for ya. Might be worth an inquiry to your dealer?
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How long did it sit? Do you have other accessories added?

Turning the key off stops the bike, but leaves power to several original BMW circuits. Turning it to lock kills almost all circuits. Since I've added several accessories to my bike that work when the key is off, I always lock it at anything except quick fuel stops. The biggest problem is having to explain it to dealers on the few rare time that my LT goes there.

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post #5 of 6 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 10:05 pm
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Hey, Don - that oughta be upgraded by your dealer under the auspices of BMW. Most of us who got one of the early '99s were upgraded with a new radio module that eliminated the battery drain situation. I rarely lock the handlebars on Toad, a '99, and no battery drain since the fix back in late '99. Just an FYI note for ya. Might be worth an inquiry to your dealer?
I feel the CD player does a draw down on the battery. My intercom is also hot with the key at "R". At home I just rotate the key a half turn CCW to a position between "R" and "OFF". This kills the accessory power, dome and trunk light. At this point the steering lock, which will not engage, since I have the wheel straight, stops the key movement. I go back to "R" when I roll the bike out of the garage. The drawback is you can't remove the key!

"R" must stand for steering lock released. The idents on my 2000 are worn off. The Manual lists On/R/OFF/P. HTH's

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post #6 of 6 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 10:21 pm
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I will still turn mine to lock. No question about it being OFF.
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