odyssey pc680 battery - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old Mar 3rd, 2012, 1:22 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: , ,
Posts: 1
odyssey pc680 battery

Does the Odyssey pc680 need any special fittings to replace the original battery on the '05 K1200LT ? Thanks
normanj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old Mar 3rd, 2012, 1:31 pm
Senior Member
 
WildBil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
Posts: 912
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

Mine came with copper L brackets to make room for the 07 K1200 LT cables. The battery si a bit smaller and you may need to find a small piece of wood to put underneath it so the battery tie down fits. That was all I did, and its been there for almost 2 years.

You might want to talk to the folks where you are getting the battery from and make sure it still ships with hit. I ordered mine on a web page and order the copper offsets with it. They called me the next day to make sure I knew the battery came with a pair and took the extras right off the order.

The good things are that you will never see acid spills and the BMW charger seem to like it every bit as much as it did the Gel battery that came with the bike.

Bill

wild bil
07 K1200LT Biarritz Blau
80 Yamaha XS850 Black - retired in 06
WildBil is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old Mar 3rd, 2012, 2:01 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
palarimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Posts: 323
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

I just got one from Amazon @$114 fulfilled by Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...01_i00_details
Mine fit perfect in my 2002 and the top bracket to hold it in place snugged up just fine. The L fittings that came with it worked well. On my stock battery the Positive terminal had an extra fitting on it so you could mount the positive cable from the top vs. the side like the negative. This fitting was a bit two narrow to fit around the L fittings that came with the pc680, so I took the copper fitting that came with the battery to the bench grinder and narrowed it down so I could use the fitting that was on the old battery to do the top mount of the positive lines.. This wasn't necessary though I could have mounted the positive lines from the side as well on the standard fitting...

I had also purchased the K1200LT adapter kit I found on Amazon.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
But it really seemed like more trouble than it was worth so I didn't end up using it just the stock L brackets.

-Preston
02 K1200 LTC | 94 K75 RT | '02 R1150 GS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
palarimer is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old Mar 3rd, 2012, 8:34 pm
Senior Member
 
fwkraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Montgomery, TX, USA
Posts: 203
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

Replaced my 2007 original with a PC680 last year. Same good results and didn't use adapter kit. My BMW charger seems to operate exactly the same with the Odyssey as the OEM battery! Might be a little more costly than some, but I don't want to push her around so it was worth the piece of mind.
fwkraft is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old Mar 3rd, 2012, 9:23 pm
Senior Member
 
mwnahas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bedford Hts, OH, USA
Posts: 4,217
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

Mine did not come with the L brackets so I just bent my connectors back to almost flat and that worked fine.

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

Mike
Cleveland Ohio
2014 K1600 GTL Grey Wolf.
mwnahas is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old Mar 4th, 2012, 5:27 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Palma de Mallorca
Posts: 1,985
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

Yes, if you want to do a proper job. Just my opinion.
simoncharles is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old Mar 4th, 2012, 9:11 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
deanwoolsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Topeka, KS, USA
Posts: 3,105
Re: odyssey pc680 battery

I just installed one and I cut the head off a stainless 1/4x 20 (I think) bolt to make an adapter for the positive side. Thread the bolt into the OE battery fitting and then lock it down with a nut. That will shim the cable fittings up high enough that you don't need to bend them. Put a second nut on top and torque it down. Done, and it will never corrode or rust. On mine the negative side bolted right up using the brass "L" adapter.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
deanwoolsey 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 question CMV K1200LT 9 Aug 25th, 2010 11:13 pm
Odyssey Battery and Battery Tender JR. KayGee Batteries, Chargers, & Electrical 14 Jun 11th, 2010 9:14 am
Odyssey battery PC 680 davek1 K1200LT 4 May 17th, 2009 5:58 pm
Odyssey PC680MJ battery bob_menton Batteries, Chargers, & Electrical 1 Mar 20th, 2009 9:14 pm
I've tried to read everything on this site but I'm still confused kdale K1200LT 11 Jul 3rd, 2006 6:44 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