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I think some chargers need to sense voltage and/or polarity before they will operate. A drained battery may just stop operation of the charger. Product instructions, commonly avoided, make a difference 馃榿. Battery Tender requires that you connect to the battery prior to plugging it into an outlet.
 

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Did you reset the throttle after installing the battery? Just a passing thought when you mentioned twisting the throttle.
Hey, Walt. Don't mean to hi-jack the thread but do you have to reset / recalibrate the throttle on a 2004 K1200 when the battery has been replaced?
 

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For lithium batteries, you need either an old dumb charger or one specific to lithium. I prefer Optimate chargers, but the Noco genius chargers are pretty good too. If you use an old dumb charger, like the lunch box sized 2/10 amp chargers you must monitor with a volt meter so you don鈥檛 over charge it. The dumb chargers also work to reset a BMS on a lithium battery.
 

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Hey, Walt. Don't mean to hi-jack the thread but do you have to reset / recalibrate the throttle on a 2004 K1200 when the battery has been replaced?
Sorry. I'm not sure. I haven't owned a K1200. It's such an easy task, why not do it until someone that knows about your model offers information?
 

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We need a poll on how many of us had a low or no fuel issue masked by a concomitantly manifesting problem.

It happened to me at least twice.
I resemble that remark!

I'm now old and experienced enough to listen to that little voice inside my head that says, put down the tools, stand back, and think about the problem.

And you know how I got that experience... :rolleyes:
 
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Very pretty, and the girl's nice as well.
Although I'm too old, even to be her father.
Curious about the tattoo though. Can't make it out.
 

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This is a little late, but you can fool the newer battery chargers into charging a dead flat battery by hooking up the charger leads and hitting the boost/jump start button for 2-3 seconds maybe 2 or 3 times. This will usually get you enough residual voltage that the charger will go ahead and work on the lowest amp charge setting.
 

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If your age doesn't begin with a 7, I don't want to hear any complaints.馃
 
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