Replacement Batteries

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RTman10 wrote: I was right.  This is the Christmas Special Thread.

Yes you are special  :)
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Now, let's be serious & "talk turkey", https://1200rt.com/viewtopic.php?t=7
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RTman10 wrote: But you did.

Yes bought the bike but not the expensive service parts. Unfortunately in the touring market BMW have little competition. Honda seems to have given up. Yamaha have made an attempt at updating an old design but still heavy. Only BMW make a light weight tourer that handles well, goes well and is fugal on fuel. IMHO only let down by poor anti-rust protection and expensive service parts. Both of these I have some control over. Making the bike I don't so really had no choice in buying BMW if I wanted an up to date light weight tourer. I'm actually quite happy at the price I paid for my RT. Ive had mine a little over 2 years, done 21K on her and its been 100 % reliable. The only issue I have is why BMW have to mark up parts that they themselves do not make and which we need on a regularly basis. Thats why I well seek out cheaper alternatives from the OEM parts manufacturers. Brembo brake pads is a good example.  I will stay well clear of cheap copies sold on eBay from China.
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One way of overcoming the high, new O.T.R. purchase price in 2014 was to get one of the nearly new recall bikes.
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Levisp wrote:
Yes bought the bike but not the expensive service parts. Unfortunately in the touring market BMW have little competition. Honda seems to have given up. Yamaha have made an attempt at updating an old design but still heavy. Only BMW make a light weight tourer that handles well, goes well and is fugal on fuel. IMHO only let down by poor anti-rust protection and expensive service parts. Both of these I have some control over. Making the bike I don't so really had no choice in buying BMW if I wanted an up to date light weight tourer. I'm actually quite happy at the price I paid for my RT. Ive had mine a little over 2 years, done 21K on her and its been 100 % reliable. The only issue I have is why BMW have to mark up parts that they themselves do not make and which we need on a regularly basis. Thats why I well seek out cheaper alternatives from the OEM parts manufacturers. Brembo brake pads is a good example.  I will stay well clear of cheap copies sold on eBay from China.

+1, but it will fall on deaf ears to the faithful! But you can but try.
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Other than myself, has anyone actually bought a replacement battery.
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Still running original battery on my 2010TC.
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Mike wrote:Still running original battery on my 2010TC.
That's good going, the battery on my 2010 bike failed after 3.5 years & approximately 31,000 miles.
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Hope I haven't jinxed it 8)
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The original battery on my old K13GT lasted 7 years (hooked up to an Optimate III) before it failed and was replaced by an Odyssey from Motorworks.  Seemed to crank much better after that.  Relented and bought an Optimate IV now just because I'm lazy and can use the socket.  It seems to be cooking away nicely in the corner of the garage.  The old Optimate III will go on eBay to subsidise the purchase.
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Sprintgull wrote: The original battery on my old K13GT lasted 7 years (hooked up to an Optimate III) before it failed and was replaced by an Odyssey from Motorworks.  Seemed to crank much better after that.  Relented and bought an Optimate IV now just because I'm lazy and can use the socket.  It seems to be cooking away nicely in the corner of the garage.  The old Optimate III will go on eBay to subsidise the purchase.

Oh no you have been using an Optimate charger rather than a BMW one - that's you on the black list  :whistle:
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Casbar wrote:
Oh no you have been using an Optimate charger rather than a BMW one - that's you on the black list  :whistle:

Hell thats me too then. ;D
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Sprintgull wrote:Replaced by an Odyssey from Motorworks. Seemed to crank much better after that.
Recently, a friend told me that he had fitted an Odyssey battery to his Buell (1200cc V Twin) after the original HD one failed.

He confirmed that you do seem to get more "bang for your buck".
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Had an odyssey in my Caterham 7, damn good battery, but needed to keep it on an optimate, if they get fully discharged it was fupard 
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Levisp wrote:
Hell thats me too then. ;D
And me! >:D
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