Radios Problems - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Jan 13th, 2006, 9:33 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ratorino2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fort Myers, FL, USA
Posts: 123
Radios Problems

Haven't been out on the bike in about a month (yeah I know my priorities are all screwed up) so I took it into work this morning. Great ride in however when I hit the on button on the radio it came on to some random station and no other controls would work. AM, FM, CD, Volume all zip....
The bike is garage kept and hasn't been caught in any rain storms. It's just uncooperative..... I'd really appreciate any ideas before I call the dealer...

Thanks

Rich in Florida
ratorino2004 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old Jan 14th, 2006, 3:40 am
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Posts: 38
Radio fix

I ran into the same problem as soon as the temperature dopped. It seems the battery must be in a good state of charge when you start it or the radio goes wonky. Just disconect the battery for about 30 minutes and hook it back up. Should solve problem. Untill it warms up, or I get a new battery I've started shutting the radio off before I start the bike and also give the battery a quick 20 minute 6 amp charge if it's been sitting more that a week.

Gord Green
Maple Ridge, BC
Cda.

02 Lt (Current)
83 Honda Sabre (Gone)
75 Honda XL 250 (Long gone)
GordG is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Jan 14th, 2006, 4:13 am
Senior Member
 
onions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,094
Battery tender

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordG
I ran into the same problem as soon as the temperature dopped. It seems the battery must be in a good state of charge when you start it or the radio goes wonky. Just disconect the battery for about 30 minutes and hook it back up. Should solve problem. Untill it warms up, or I get a new battery I've started shutting the radio off before I start the bike and also give the battery a quick 20 minute 6 amp charge if it's been sitting more that a week.
Good call Gord,
Our bikes radios can be very temperamental and problems with them seem to be a popular thread topic of late. Hopefully the disconnect and reconnect will do the trick for you.

If you plan on leaving your bike for any length of time, it might pay to consider getting yourself a battery tender. I use a BMW OEM which plugs directly into one of the power outlets. It then cycles the battery up and down whilst maintaining full charge...each time I go out to the bike I just unplug it and with full confidence that the battery will be good to go... Well worth the money in my opinion...

Regards,

Ian
Melbourne, Australia

2000 K1200LT Grey - 'The Airbus'
onions is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old Jan 15th, 2006, 3:43 am
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Posts: 38
Thanks Ian,

I've been thinking about the battery tender. It's a lot more convenient than what I've been doing with the charger.

Gord Green
Maple Ridge, BC
Cda.

02 Lt (Current)
83 Honda Sabre (Gone)
75 Honda XL 250 (Long gone)
GordG is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Jan 15th, 2006, 10:41 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ratorino2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fort Myers, FL, USA
Posts: 123
Thans for the input.. I have a battery tender so I'll put it on for a while this am and see what happens...

Rich in Florida
ratorino2004 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
rear brake disk problems k1200lt giokas K1200LT 1 Jul 18th, 2008 2:10 pm
Problems with 02 K1200LT in service bulletin damenke K1200LT 17 Jul 22nd, 2006 1:26 pm
Problems with Hoon Hardware Power Supply LT05RT04 Satellite Radio 3 Nov 28th, 2005 4:45 pm
Problems? Maybe you have a SONY root kit installed on your computer andy Chit Chat 10 Nov 21st, 2005 4:06 pm
Are Satellite radios waterproof? djbroughton Satellite Radio 9 Nov 21st, 2005 2:49 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