Replacement Batteries

The Electrical system in general
Casbar
Posts: 2581
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:25 am
Been liked: 14 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by Casbar »

RTman10 wrote: It would seem that having spent up to £16K+ to buy it owners go into eco mode to maintain them. 

Ha, that is the point, if its not made specifically by BMW and is something that is re-badged, then why waste money on the badge. Do you think the rest of the bike fraternity slavishly buy branded bits from manufacturers, the answer is probably only a minority. Think a lot of people who buy the BMW brand are probably cash rich and time poor, so its easier to just go to a dealer. Bit like Harley owners, its all about the brand.
guest2360

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest2360 »

For me it's more about looking after my investment and not hoping the alternative bit is OK.  And there is always the double length warranty you get and knowing that warranty is a no quibble one. But each to his own.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
guest3954

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest3954 »

RTman10 wrote: For me it's more about looking after my investment and not hoping the alternative bit is OK. And there is always the double length warranty you get and knowing that warranty is a no quibble one. But each to his own.
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
+1
User avatar
David.
Posts: 7435
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Bike Model and Year: R1200RT (Camhead) 2012
Been liked: 148 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by David. »

There's certainly plenty of choice.

BMW OEM (Exide) @ £136
Exide (europarts) @ £94
Exide (Motorworks) @ £69
Yuasa AGM (MDS) @ £50
guest2360

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest2360 »

If anybody thinks they can get an identical quality item costing £136 for £50 I would say think again. 
User avatar
David.
Posts: 7435
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Bike Model and Year: R1200RT (Camhead) 2012
Been liked: 148 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by David. »

The Yuasa battery is of the AGM type, all the other 3 batteries are made by Exide & are therefore the same GEL type.
DaygloDavid wrote:Having spoken to Exide UK, it has been confirmed that they make the same battery for BMW.

"BMW stick their own label on it & charged twice the price."
Last edited by David. on Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
guest2360

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest2360 »

If people believe BMW charge twice the price for their products why buy anything from them.
Casbar
Posts: 2581
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:25 am
Been liked: 14 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by Casbar »

Because a big company big bills, people who will pay so set the price. Example, a set of rear pads from BMW £80, Brembo replacement pads from someone like Sherlock or autowerks in the region of £45 to £50, so are the BMW pads for brembo different or better. Same story for discs, we were quoted to fit for our blood bike £600, actually got decent discs for £200, so what is different with BMW supplied discs, not much I would say.
User avatar
David.
Posts: 7435
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Bike Model and Year: R1200RT (Camhead) 2012
Been liked: 148 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by David. »

DaygloDavid wrote:Bought a Pair of BMW Pro Touring 2 Boots with Gore-Tex, R.R.P. £250, paid £162.
User avatar
Levisp
Posts: 1114
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:57 pm

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by Levisp »

RTman10 wrote: If people believe BMW charge twice the price for their products why buy anything from them.

Because they know no better.
guest2360

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest2360 »

But you did. 
guest3954

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest3954 »

RTman10 wrote: If people believe BMW charge twice the price for their products why buy anything from them.
+2.
Here is the RT without the RSD
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2015 ... r-just-5k/
:)
Casbar
Posts: 2581
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:25 am
Been liked: 14 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by Casbar »






looks great value  8)
User avatar
David.
Posts: 7435
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Bike Model and Year: R1200RT (Camhead) 2012
Been liked: 148 times
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by David. »

guest2360

Re: Replacement Batteries

Post by guest2360 »

I was right.  This is the Christmas Special Thread.
Post Reply