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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 3:57 pm Thread Starter
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Battery Life

How long are you able to leave your GT or GTL before the battery is dead. Mine seems to be DOA in about 6 weeks. Is that normal? When I had my LT, I could leave it for 3 or 4 months without the battery going dead. I am now charging my bike with a pigtail set up directly to the battery so I shouldn't have this problem again. Before I was charging directly into the accessory socket (which doesn't work), and I was surprised that the battery drained so quickly. When I asked the BMW tech about it, he said that the GT/GTL typically had a much higher rate of battery drain then the LT or for that matter any other model of BMW bike. Are any of you experiencing this, or do I have an electrical problem somewhere.
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post #2 of 3 Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 8:21 pm
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Re: Battery Life

My K1600GTL shows a 10.5ma (0.0105 amp) drain...twice what my Goldwing had.

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post #3 of 3 Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 9:17 pm
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Re: Battery Life

I normally ride every day, but when I'm going to be away for more than a week, I'll hook it up to the tender. I charge up my helmet once a week.

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