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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 1:47 am Thread Starter
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Hello all, Im back in the saddle on a 02 LT. Last BMW I owned was an 78 R90 back in 81 84. Love this LT. Been riding a custom 2000 V star last several years. Couple of questions I have; is there a preferred battery tender for this year and would it be better to direct charge or through the plug? In addition, does anyone recommend anyone preforming service in the East valley of Phoenix area? Im going to need the braded brake lines soon. And radio is out. Not really wanting to install the Jensen myself. Appreciate any input you guy can offer a newbe
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post #2 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 7:24 am
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Welcome Big C
Battery Tender Jr will work just fine hooked up direct to the battery.
Sorry can't help with any shops in your area but someone will answer that one soon.

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post #3 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 8:41 am
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Go AZ in Scottsdale has been good to me and there is a dealer in Chandler that has been helpful
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post #4 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 11:13 am
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welcome to the madness, I would refer you over to azbeemers, you can forage through the experiences forum and join the club while you're at it, a fun buch of people to hang out with, and the annual fall gatherting BBQ is just a little better than awesome. A great way to celebrate the end of the hot weather in October with mind-blowing food and a great group of fun people.


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post #5 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 11:50 am
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Radio: Disconnect the battery cable (negative) for about 60 seconds.
reattach it, turn on ignition but DO NOT start. open and close throttle fully a few times.

Check if the radio now works, and take the bike for a 15 minute ride to reset the computer.

The radio will flip out and need a complete reset, easiest is to drop power to the whole bike. but you need to relearn the throttle sensor and the engine settings every time it loses power.

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post #6 of 10 Old Mar 13th, 2014, 2:51 pm
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welcome to the party!
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post #7 of 10 Old Mar 14th, 2014, 11:11 am
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Welcome to the 'zone. Also check out the Rim Riders , and Motoghost for service (by Deer Valley Airport in the north valley) IMHO the best dealer in AZ is Iron Horse in Tucson--worth the ride.

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Try radio reset as suggested. I'm waiting for my radio to come back from Baris in the UK for Amp upgrade and Aux input. I'll let you know outcome. Go

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post #9 of 10 Old Mar 14th, 2014, 11:46 pm
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If you are considering the Jensen replacement then look at going BT and gut the radio entirely. Pretty easy to do, you will love the space and the ability to link future farkels via BT will bring you into this century.
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post #10 of 10 Old Mar 17th, 2014, 11:57 pm Thread Starter
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Appreciate the welcoming and feed back from all

Poor description on my 1st post, the head unit was pulled by previous owner. I'm considering BT but would like to explore all options. I'd really like to find a way where I could still utilize the speakers even if the controls didn't work with the system. It would be nice if they did though.
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