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Re: Battery vs. Tender

Install a direct connection to the POSITIVE  pole of the battery.  I did
that after, on a trip 4,000 km from home, I could not give a boost to the
K75s which my son rode.
The direct connection is placed into the fuse box. A very handy
installation, just like the external fuel filter.
Bob Silas

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan Rife" <srife@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: RE: Battery vs. Tender

> I'm with the rest of the group consensus, MY next battery (for the RT)
> be the Odessy (set and forget).
> Stan Rife
> Houston, TX
> 1999 R1100RT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Martin Lodahl
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 11:12 AM
> To: Oilhead List
> Subject: Battery vs. Tender
> I'm just one year into oilhead ownership, and still making puzzling
> discoveries.  My 2002 Roadster has gathered cobwebs since early July as I
> recovered from a non-motorcycling injury, and I was very late in hooking
> up to my trusty Battery Tender.  What I'm discovering now is that I can't
> seem to charge it enough for the starter to work.  On one attempt I got
> enough in it for the ABS to go through the stationary part of the
> but the solenoid just buzzed.  Other trips through the charge cycle leave
> the Tender convinced that all is well and it just needs to keep a light
> float on it, but there's not even enough to make the ABS happy, suggesting
> that the voltage may be fine but the amperage is not.  Could it really be
> that the battery has given up after barely more than a year in service?
> why, oh why, BMW, didst thou see fit to bury the damn thing so deeply,
> making it a royal pain to even check the electrolyte level?
> - Martin
> --
> Martin Lodahl of Auburn, CA
> lodahl@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> UNIX Pro, Motorcyclist, Musician, etc.