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Offline GS12

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1200LC battery charger
« on: December 27, 2014, 07:48:49 pm »
So I see BMW advertiser a hellishly expense battery charger for the new LC, not sure if the battery is different to the old models but can I use something like the Ctek XS800 as a battery maintenance unit whilst the bike is not in use?
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 08:38:21 pm »
No reason why you can't. I do 👍
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 09:00:03 pm »
No reason why you can't. I do 👍
good to know, wasnt to keen on shelling out R1750 for a BMW charger
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 09:14:07 pm »
I use the ctek 3.6.No problem on my LCAdv
« Last Edit: December 27, 2014, 09:16:02 pm by BLK »
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 06:30:50 am »
Would one have to disconnect battery first, or can you connect the charger while battery is fully installed in bike?
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 07:13:23 am »
You should be able to connect the ctek directly to the battery whilst on the bike. Trickle charge is the safety on the ctek chargers


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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 07:34:48 am »
I use the C tec MXS5
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 07:36:46 am »
Would one have to disconnect battery first, or can you connect the charger while battery is fully installed in bike?
Do't have to disconnect anything but............You will see there is a "Positive Pole" when you take the batt cover off.Connect to that and then negative straight onto batt pole.
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 02:54:40 pm »
Would one have to disconnect battery first, or can you connect the charger while battery is fully installed in bike?
Do't have to disconnect anything but............You will see there is a "Positive Pole" when you take the batt cover off.Connect to that and then negative straight onto batt pole.


thats how my 2006 GS was wired to an Optimate charger for 8 years with no issues...just wasnt sure if the newLC had some weird battery or electronics that would prevent something like the ctek being used vs. the oem BMW charger...
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 01:32:26 pm »
Would one have to disconnect battery first, or can you connect the charger while battery is fully installed in bike?
Do't have to disconnect anything but............You will see there is a "Positive Pole" when you take the batt cover off.Connect to that and then negative straight onto batt pole.


thats how my 2006 GS was wired to an Optimate charger for 8 years with no issues...just wasnt sure if the newLC had some weird battery or electronics that would prevent something like the ctek being used vs. the oem BMW charger...

Hmmmmm.....NOW you ask after having Installed the trickle charger on my LCA? :eek7:
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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 05:40:04 pm »
Would one have to disconnect battery first, or can you connect the charger while battery is fully installed in bike?
Do't have to disconnect anything but............You will see there is a "Positive Pole" when you take the batt cover off.Connect to that and then negative straight onto batt pole.


thats how my 2006 GS was wired to an Optimate charger for 8 years with no issues...just wasnt sure if the newLC had some weird battery or electronics that would prevent something like the ctek being used vs. the oem BMW charger...

Hmmmmm.....NOW you ask after having Installed the trickle charger on my LCA? :eek7:
hmmm this is not the same charger as yours...
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 06:11:25 am »
I've installed a socket on my LC and use that to
1. Charge using one of my Cteks
2. Run a compressor
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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 03:10:54 pm »
Battery only goes flat from standing........... and that's all I have to say about that. :laughing4:
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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 06:12:05 pm »
I have used a CTek for years !! No problems , just put it on the bike setting. You can leave it on the bike !

As a rule of thumb , a battery discharges at approx 1% per day .
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 06:24:48 pm »
I use the Benton Pro Carger, directly connected to the battery.
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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2015, 08:30:34 pm »
Uses a BMW charger bought in USA, connected it directly to the battery on my K1600GT, never had an issue, done the same on my 2014 GSA.
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2015, 08:31:17 pm »
I use the Optimate 4
Came with the optional hella plug, which means I plug into the aux socket and leave it.
It's canbus friendly and cycles through a trickle charge, load and test cycle no problem at all in two years.

If you choose to connect direct to the battery, it does a deeper cycle laod and charge, as well as a desulphination (sp?) function too. I've never had the need for it, as I have the habit of riding and then plugging the charger as soon as I get back and I don't intend to be back on the bike for a few days or more.
 

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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2015, 09:33:14 pm »
Battery only goes flat from standing........... and that's all I have to say about that. :laughing4:

Does your ass get jealous of the crap coming out of your mouth?

A battery "goes flat" due to not charging, but if you read up you will also notice that the battery used in the LC is smaller than the previous model. BMW tried to save weight. But they added more electronics. My opinion is the battery is a weak point of this bike: I'm having issues and it could be said battery.

And sir, I use my bike everyday, sir. But I use it for a short distance, then park it and then ride the same short distance back. I don't believe batteries like being abused like that. They are not fully charged in this manner, and I've not had time for many longer trips.
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Re: 1200LC battery charger
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2015, 06:36:22 am »
Was not the battery but the switches, apparently. Hmmmm. I'll monitor this one.
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