Originally Posted by Mudbug
I use a "pig tail" directly connected to the battery for charging as well as other needs. Therefore the Canbus is not a problem and there are not step by step procedures for using the charger on a Canbus equipped bike.
While this seems to work, bear in mind that by using BMWs charger, the one meant for the CAN bus bikes, there is no need for the "step by step" procedure. It's simply plugged into the external connector and works without any further action on behalf of the user.
I noticed that some people describe a procedure to turn on ignition, plug in charger etc.
Surely you may do it, but it's a waste of time, as the charger works anyway...
So if you by a third party charger and spend time and money on the extra connector, you end up paying the same amount as for a BMW charger. And if you like the bike so much that you want to upgrade in a few years, the new bike also have to be fitted, rather than being charged without any modification.
My 2 cents...
Sorry guys, just noticed I replied on an old post. Oh well, story of my life