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Old 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by scooteraug02 View Post
I have heard this for years. Where is this information printed?
In the OEM repair manual which apparently Ayrshire Bull has never read

However, the magic "three" in the previous post is not part of the process. The RepROM states:
  • Connect the lead to battery positive terminal (4) and install jump-start adapter (7).
  • Install protective cap (8).
  • Connect the lead to battery negative terminal (3) and install screw (1) with washer (2). Make sure that the connecting cable is routed correctly.
  • Switch on the ignition.
  • Without starting the engine, fully open the throttle once or twice, so that the control unit of the BMW engine management system can register the throttle-valve positions.
  • Switch off the ignition.

Note that it says "switch off the ignition" not "start the bike". I don't know if that is important or not. Oh, and the "jump-start" adapter is a longer screw for the positive lead of the battery. I don't have it on my '05.
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