Sooper Dooper Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Geez Paul, you got enough motorcycles?
Can't help you with the electrical stuff, except to comment on the pecularities of the accessory outlet versus the battery charger you just bought. I assume you bought the BMW thing. From what I hear, the computer shuts down the accessory outlet a few seconds after you turn the key off, so the garden variety battery charger won't work with that. Maybe there's a problem with the gel battery too, I don't know. I bought the new battery charger too, and mine came with a one-page flier which says to turn the key on, plug in the charger to the accessory outlet, plug in the charger to a powered outlet, wait five Mississippis, and turn the key off. Supposedly that makes the computer leave the accessory outlet open. Works for me.
I've been looking for frame sliders myself, and from the responses I get, there are some from R & G, but you have to cut holes in the fairing. Pirate's Lair sells a different brand for the K1200S which are bolt-on with no cutting, but I can't find anyone who knows if they will fit the GT. From the pics, it looks like the right side would fit, but I don't know about the left. And it looks to me like they would not stick out far enough to be any protection for the GT's fairing.
If by "city bag covers" you are talking about "city lids" like will fit the system cases on the GT1 to make them slimmer, there is no such thing for the GT2. If you mean some sort of protection, there is some sort of a piece which others have posted about which apparently sticks onto the lower half of the painted surface. From the posts, it didn't seem like any of us were very excited about it.