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I bought a used 1999 1200lt. Before I bought it the seller put in a new Odyssey pc-680 battery. Is this a gel battery? I don't think it is. Anyway what type of battery tender would work for this battery? Is this as good or a battery as the bmw one?
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-Brian
 

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Hi, Brian - I use a Deltran Battery Tender Plus on a 3 yr old Odyssey and seems to work just fine. It is a gel-mat type battery - can be sent thru the shipping services since it won't leak toxic stuff. Will retain a charge for quite some time, just parked on the workbench. I think it loses somethang like 1/10thV over a 24 hour period.

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That is a popular battery. I am considering one for my 99. It should use a normal battery tender from what I have read on the company site.
 

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Small correction...

Dick said:
It is a gel-mat type battery
Actually, it is an AGM or Absorbed Glass Mat type battery NOT a gel type.

It's charging requirements are very similar to conventional lead acid batteries. The current BMW Gel Cell requires a rather unique charging algorithm, most AGMs and lead acid types do not.

A Battery Tender Plus works very well with the Odyssey battery.
 

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Why does A gel battery need a special charger?
 

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bmw plug in on battery tender plus?

Can you put the BMW plug on the battery tender plus so it can run off of the bike?
 

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brianh178 said:
Can you put the BMW plug on the battery tender plus so it can run off of the bike?
Run off the bike? You mean charge the bike through the socket? Yep. In fact, the Battery Tender folks offer a pigtail with the BMW-type plug which can plug-n-play replace the pigtail with the battery clamps. I swap between the two pigtails frequently to go back and forth between the battery terminals on the R75/5 and the socket on the R100M.
 
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