battery issues - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old Jan 9th, 2006, 7:37 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: , ,
Posts: 15
battery issues

Hi all.. seems the gel battery finally died on me.. I went out and bought the odyssey pc680 to put in my 05 LT .. well after finally getting it in (another story) .. the bike fired up and i went to a ride.. weird things are going on.. like I cant get the radio on, and the center stand will not engage.. it just blinks fast like I dont have the bike level (but I do) ..

Do i need to reset anything after installing a new battery ?? There doesnt seem to be any warning light whatsoever..

thanks

-Brad
brado32 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old Jan 10th, 2006, 8:19 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: , ,
Posts: 558
I just put in a PC680 a couple of weeks ago. Other than bending the end of one cable it was a routine job. It has acted fine since.

Did you connect the battery cables in the correct order when you hooked it up? Did you by chance touch the positive cables to metal when you worked on it? Did you check the voltage before installing it? If I remember right it said to charge it first if voltage is less than 12.65 before using the battery.

The only suggestion I can come up with is to disconnect the battery for a few minutes and see if they will reset. People have had some luck with their radios doing that. I haven't heard of anyone trying that with the centerstand.

Other than that you may have to take it to the dealer. If you do that I would try to avoid saying that you just put in the battery.
ATFLT is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old Jan 10th, 2006, 2:44 pm
Senior Member
 
Texas42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 1,134
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by brado32
Hi all.. seems the gel battery finally died on me.. I went out and bought the odyssey pc680 to put in my 05 LT ..

-Brad
How old was your battery?

--Bo
2013 Magma Red R1200GSA
2012 Candy Apple Red R1200R
2007 (2006 Blue Panels) R1200GS (RIP Poteau, OK)
2006 Graphite K1200GT (sold)
2002 Titan Silver LT (sold)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Don't Panic!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Achtung! böse Eichhörnchen!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Texas42 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old Jan 10th, 2006, 7:25 pm
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
Are you sure the battery is charged to 100%? Although...I would think if the bike is running, the alternator would kick in. Not so on typically bikes...but these LTs have a massive charging system in comparison. A good charge never hurts though.

The only thing that you are supposed to reset is your throttle. After reinstalling a new battery, you should turn the igniton ON w/o starting the bike. Open throttle all the way . . . close . . . open all the way, then close. Turn ignition OFF and you're all set.
messenger13 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 4:03 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: , ,
Posts: 15
weird.. well i disconnected the battery and charged it all day yesterday (althou I dont think it needed it) .. My battery charger said it was fully charged when I hooked it up.. Connected it back up this morning and started up the bike..

Its weird.. The radio button lights up, but noth of the bottons does anything.. CD, AM/FM, MEM, etc.. nothing changes the display.. I am more concerned however about the center stand not working.. while sitting on the bike with it running, i try to engage the center stand and i get the fast 4hz blinknig light and no stand..

maybe a blew a fuse somewhere..

I will search here, but is there listing of the fuses for an 05 LT anywhere on here??

thanks

-Brad
brado32 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 4:28 pm
Senior Member
 
grifscoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside New Braunfels , TX, USA
Posts: 13,451
Did all cables get hooked back up? One didn't fall into the nethers?



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3

-=grif=-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Grok
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
grifscoots is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 4:37 pm
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by brado32
I will search here, but is there listing of the fuses for an 05 LT anywhere on here??
Isn't it easier to just look in the manual? I would help you, but the pre-'05 models have a different fuse configuration altogether.
messenger13 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old Jan 13th, 2006, 4:09 pm
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 47
You should disconnect the battery and leave it disconnected for 30 minutes or so. This will ensure that the electrical system is reset. Make sure the ignition is in the 'locked' position before disconnecting the battery. Reconnect and check if the radio and other electronics are working.

I can't imagine that it's a fuse. It's more likely that you didn't turn the ignition all the way to the locked position when replacing the battery. The electric components stay live if the key is only in the off position. The erratic voltage caused by disconnection and connecting the cables could put the electronics in a funky state.
nswenson 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
Battery Concern please advise Hulkster Batteries, Chargers, & Electrical 8 Feb 6th, 2006 1:41 am
Dead battery and car charger TimVipond K1200LT 3 Jan 7th, 2006 8:27 pm
Battery Charger bugged Batteries, Chargers, & Electrical 4 Dec 11th, 2005 10:55 am
How NOT to treat your battery.... Zotter Batteries, Chargers, & Electrical 8 Nov 22nd, 2005 2:51 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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