klink1313 wrote:Also the charger tends to cycle. The handbook says that it is trying to simulate a riding cycle so whenever I went into the garage the light could be on red yellow or green at any time. Also there was no fixed cycle either, sometimes it would be 3 minutes on red and next cycle would be 15 seconds on red and the same for the other colours as well.
As to the light not moving my initial reaction is that maybe your batter is on the way out?
kerch57 wrote:I've never used a charger and I'm at 29k miles almost three years old. Is this because it is riden almost every day and doesn't sit for more then two days without being riden. Just wondering cause everytime I've put a volt meter on it just to see where it's at I get reading's of 13.8 then start bike and get 15.8 volts. Are the chargers needed since you guy's have radar detector's and gps's. Or is it just bad batteries, knock on wood never had a battery issue on any of my 30 plus bike's.
klink1313 wrote:I used this charger on my 2007 GS 1200. At the time of purchase I also read the instructions contained in your link but I think that those instructions only apply to earlier models because I never had to turn my ignition on to get it to get the bike to recognise the charger, just plug in and away it went.
scrannel wrote:klink1313 wrote:I used this charger on my 2007 GS 1200. At the time of purchase I also read the instructions contained in your link but I think that those instructions only apply to earlier models because I never had to turn my ignition on to get it to get the bike to recognise the charger, just plug in and away it went.
Klink, got to ask you... There have been reports on various forums of some Canbus BMWs having their batteries drained very quickly when not left on a charger. In other words, way faster than would normally be expected. One rider finally reported that his dealer discovered that the ABS system was -- I can't remember how -- not allowing the Canbus to shut down after the prescribed time. So, staying active drained the battery. There is a certain amount of time that the Canbus remains active after bike shut-down. And, as I said, if I plug my BMW charger into the bike right after shut down, I don't have to re-activate the Canbus using the key. Now, it sounds like -- maybe -- your Canbus was always active. Did you ever experience any drain issues? (Assuming you left it w/o attaching the charger). Thanks
Frisky wrote:The dealer told me that the BMW Canbus charger is now discontinued and no longer listed on the parts PC
Have you heard this over the pond??
The dealer asked me to test the accessory socket to see if it was supplying power, it is, However when I plugged the charger in the red light came on , steady after about three minutes the 1/3 light came on briefly, then the red light came and started flashing,after 60 minutes the error light came on,
Anyone got any ideas??
I guess when the snow dissapears I will have a trip to the dealers.The bike does start first time once a week.
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