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Motorcycle Update: still no go [Sep. 8th, 2007|12:12 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Update on the motorcycle situation:
  • I bought the recommended, smart trickle charger.
  • It flashes red when connected to aux port (manual: "Battery not connected, or battery totally dead (under 3V)")
  • Also tried connecting it to battery leads... same thing.
  • Tested battery leads with volt meter: 0 volts. Needle didn't even twitch. Tested on car, to test volt meter: 12 volts. Volt meter fine.
Now what? Stupid "smart" trickle charger won't recharge the battery because it's too dead? Confused.

I'd remove the battery, but I'd need to remove the right side panel, and I don't have Torx tools.


Buy new battery? Motorcycle only about 1,200 miles.. alternator should be fine, says the shop.

[User Picture]From: matthew
2007-09-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
Call the dealer and tell them you have a brand new dead bike. A decent BMW dealer will come pick it up and repair it for you under warranty. It's probably just a faulty battery but while under warranty let them deal with it.
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[User Picture]From: spottman
2007-09-08 10:37 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. however, batteries are not usually covered under that type of warrenty. I would just take the battery out (torx drivers are part of any good toolkit) and take it to whatever auto or battery store sells that brand battery. ask for a replacement as most batteries like this have a 5 year warrenty.
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