Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA
Re: Beware of Old BMW battery chargers
back to the chargers, My BMW gray USB style tender works well with no issues, I bought it used for 55 dollars, It worked on all my can bus 2007 newer bikes,as far as the prev topics K1200lt you guys are NOT a can bus system so i dont know where some of you are coming from??Do not plug this tender into any can bus system.
Ive been in the auto business since i was 14, been wrenching bikes for 30 years, any charger will destroy your Motorcycle battery, but I think your refering to battery tenders, which have a great ability to keep the battery topped off and keep it from sulfating or harded sulfate. The newer style battery tenders (not chargers) have the electonics in them to correct this from happening. A 19.95 dollar direct connect battery style tender is the cheapest way to go.Or you can find a used BMW can bus tender for a fraction of new for the k1600gt,gtl...FYI
One more thing Only use a tender recomended for Gel style batteries, some will do both,most are for AGM or sealed lead acid only.