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The Optimate >> It's what I have been using on my Lt and it works just fine!
 

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That's great, I seem to remember reading somewhere that the LT needed a special charger, but if this one does the job then I'm a happy bunny. :)
 

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I think the issue is more what battery you have fitted. If you have a standard loking wet battery as you would expect in a fairly new bike then accoprding to http://www.accumate.co.uk/MFBatteries.htm it should be okay.

If it is a Gel type then I am not so sure.
 

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Optimate III is supposed to work on all battery types.

"Suitable for all types of rechargeable lead-acid batteries: filler cap types; absorbed acid "MF" for motorcycles; valve regulated (VRLA); & GEL-electrolyte types."

http://www.optimate.co.uk/



 

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If you have an 05' and the original GelCel, it requires the BMW badged charger becuase it has a special charging algorium. This comes from BMW and Deltran. I used my Battery Tender Plus when I first got the 05 LT last year and killed the battery in about a week.
 

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Been using an Optimate III on my BMW gel battery for 4 years and it's still going strong. The battery's 7 years old now and still cranks the beast fine even on a cold morning.
 
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