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RE: battery specs

Thanks to all..  I ordered the battery that Mick suggested.  Ended up
disassembling the lock mechanism - almost remembered how to get it back
together.  Thanks Karl for the links.


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Johnson [mailto:karljohnson@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:09 AM
To: Skipper Brown
Subject: Re: battery specs

Hi Skipper,

The seat locking mechanism is different on my R1100RS, but I did some
searching for some info on problems with the one on the R1150GS.

Sounds like it's not an uncommon problem. Hopefully one of these links will

Here's one about getting the seat off of an R1100GS...

This one has an illustration of the latches and the connectors for an

Here's a good one, but it's about the R1200GS...

And for those of you with an RS or an RT, here's an interesting thread
showing a fix for a broken latch mount...

FYI...I've been happy with the Odyssey PC680 batteries. They've been around
$100 with free shipping on eBay. However it looks like folks have found a
much less expensive alternative.

Take care all.


On Jan 23, 2011, at 9:03 AM, Skipper Brown wrote:

> The lock is now my primary issue.  With the cylinder out, I can get a
> flat bladed screwdriver in and turn the mechanism.  All the way clockwise
> unlocks the tool tray cover.  All the way counter-clockwise - nothing.  It
> like the cable / rod (?) came loose.
> Can't seem  figure out how I would get it out to repair / replace.
> Skipper
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mick [mailto:bmwmick@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:01 PM
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: battery specs
> Hi Skipper,
>   This is the battery I've been using for the past 6 years.
> http://www.batteriesasap.com/48.html  I replace them at
> the 3 or 4 year point. It is a 22AH AGM (NOT GEL) batt.
>   Push the key cylinder back in or use a small screwdriver
> to turn the latch while pushing down on the rear section of
> the seat.
>   Hope that helps....
> Mick