reputation is a belief, not a fact.johnnyray said:Hey Bruce - I assume you bought at SouthSound -- I'd call them tomorrow. Port Orchard rules out "extreme cold," and their reputation/product line discredits the "battery switch" theory. My impressions in dealing with them have been very good, and I expect to go there for my 1600, but I would welcome your "experience report." This email, of course, gives you an opportunity to mention my request.
My new bike sat for a stretch of 3-3.5 weeks in a cold garage and still started fine. I guess he has a bad battery.UltraLT said:The quick answer is that a new battery should not go dead in a week even if you have your bike parked in below freezing weather. Having said that, no tender and really cold weather are not a good combination for battery life. Also, what accessories do you have on your bike? It is possible you have an abnormal drain on the battery while parked if you have a bunch of accessories that are a constant drain on the battery.
It does not take long to trash even a new battery if allowed to get too low in charge. Get yourself a smart battery tender for the next one. Good luck getting BMW to pay for a new battery. Get your dealer to go to bat for you.