Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Originally Posted by m3nme
I couldn't find anything in the forum about this issue.
This is probably a coincidence, but I just replaced my 08 K1200 GT battery. I went ahead and bought the BMW battery.
My bike would still start before replacement, but it was very weak. After I put in the new battery, the bike won't start. It turns over very strongly, but won't fire up. Is this just an unhappy coincidence, or is there some way I screwed up in replacing the battery?
Maybe there was nothing wrong with the original battery to start with! Hope the shop can diagnose your starting problem. Did you check to see if it was no-spark, or no fuel situation before replacing the battery, or was it just slow to turnover? Did you have the original battery on a charger? Was the original start problem only when the bike was hot, or all the time? The BMW battery is overpriced and not the best available, alternatives have been identified, search this site for Odyssey battery. My 08 GT is still on orig BMW battery, always on a charger at the house and works fine. Good Luck, please post a message when you get the diagnosis from the dealer.
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