loansumrider.............. if it does not start tomarrow said:Look for a new battery. Because the voltage is good does not mean the battery is capable of delivering the necessary starting current. You could take the charged battery to an auto store and let them load test it. They will hook up a load to the battery and monitor the voltage. My guess is that it will fail.
Lots of batteries out there besides BMW brand that will give you good service and cost far less. Remember that BMW does not manufacture batteries so they are labeling someone elses' product.
Search the forum for the word battery to see what folks are using. A number of the members rant about the Odyssey brand.
I often wondered what I would do if I was in east bumf*&% and I had to disconnect the battery for any reason...jzeiler said:Some times you need to hit the disarm and arm buttons on the FOB several times to get the rolling code synced back up following a battery change.
Barring having a FOB it is time to bypass the alarm. Several articles in the Files - Technical section that walk you through it.
Carry two fobs and/or a spare battery. Leaned my lesson when my remote started to die. Started doing that one day whilst traveling and barely got the remote to disengage the alarm. Rode to Radio Shack left the bike running incase they didn't have the battery, which they did. Bought two.johnT said:I often wondered what I would do if I was in east bumf*&% and I had to disconnect the battery for any reason...
and then found out that the battery inside my keyfob had DIED ....
I guess your screwed until you can find a keyfob battery.... right?
But I'm having a good time.
Just replaced my 3 year old BMW gel in my 03 LT after it slowly lost its ability to turn over the brick. I'm trying an Odyssey PC680 for $129 with shipping.loansumrider said:going to steal your battery thread...or add to it.....I have a BMW gel battery 3 years old.....
always on a BMW battery tender...went to ride it 3 weeks ago....would not start...had enough voltage ???...charged the battery enough to ride the bike....next day the bike would not start again....charged the battery for a couple of hours on a battery charger...disconnected the battery and it has held 12.44 volts for 2 weeks on the bench...going to install the battery this evening, and not put it on the tender,.. if it does not start tomarrow, what should i look for? I have been able to get 5 years on a battery in the past with a regular non gel bettery. anything special about the gel batteries...
thank you it is a 2001 LT 44K
sorry I didn't hear this earlier....Samir said:Just replaced my 3 year old BMW gel in my 03 LT after it slowly lost its ability to turn over the brick. I'm trying an Odyssey PC680 for $129 with shipping.
I'm looking for another battery to replace my 4 1/2 year old PC680 and this is good timing.johnT said: