Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
K1200GT, new battery fitted
Hi, I have been riding a K1200GT for about 2 years now and have done approximately 20000 km on it. The bike has done 36000 km and I found that the battery would run down after about a week of riding roughly 18 km to work in the morning and back home in the afternoon. I replaced the original BMW Exide battery with a Panasonic, as supplied by the local BMW dealer. The power was disconnected for about 15 minutes whilst the old battery was out and before the new one was fitted. I now find that the bike starts like a dream, idles when cold but does not idle when at operating temperature. Has anybody experienced a similar problem? Is there a quick fix solution to this or do I take it to the dealer for adjustment?
Last edited by Herman; Oct 20th, 2010 at 9:21 am.