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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 10:50 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Charger and BMW BUMO on 08 GT

I have an 08 K1200GT with Zumo installed by BMW dealer. I opted to NOT use pig tails and charge the battery direct with my charger from 05 K1200LT. Instead I purchased the BMW specific charger for the GT that allows you to plug directly into the power outlet.

My dilema is that the ZUMO will come on by itself when the bike is on the charger. It will go off after awhile, I can't tell you how long a time as I have not waited to see it go off. When I see it is on, I push the off button on the ZUMO to turn it off.

Does anyone have this situation solved using this battery charger? Specifically, the charger is "71607688865 Charger BMW GT specific".

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 11:51 pm
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I have Zumo 550 also with same charger.
Either do as you are doing now ( I'm sure no damage will result) or if it really worries you, disconnect Zumo prior to charging bike. The Zumo will go off after a while so there's nothing to stress about.


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When you plug-in the BMW charger you are waking up the CAN-BUS and it becomes hot at the gps connecter near the battery.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2009, 9:37 am
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I have the samew setup and my Zumo does not turn on when the Charger wakes up through the Canbus. I always make sure to turn off the GPS before I shut down the bike, not leave it on to go off with the delayed Canbus turnoff.

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