ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
Bikerboy108 OP
Pat from Jersey
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Jersey "Land of the Lane Closure"
Oddometer: 970
Question Battery Charger Question 2015 GSA..Sorry:-)

Almost as bad as a oil thread but since I have a SAE connector that the factory connected directly to the battery can I use and battery charger with an SAE connection?

Does it matter that it is a canbus system?

Does it matter if its a Glass Mat battery

Thanks
__________________
Pat from Jersey
Bikerboy108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 06:54 AM   #2
RudyBoy
Studly Adventurer
 
RudyBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Oddometer: 703
Charging with the SAE direct to the battery is fine - my Battery Tender Jr. came with SAE, although I replaced it with the BMW style plug, and charge through one of two BMW sockets that I wired direct to the (AGM) battery.

I use the CANBUS socket for . . . nothing. :-)
__________________
2009 1200 GS Adventure
Boise, Idaho
RudyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
JetSpeed
Naviator
 
JetSpeed's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: KNZY
Oddometer: 3,039
General consensus is that it is better (more reliable) to charge the battery directly bypassing the CANbus.

You can use just about any battery charger that is AGM compatible.
Some of the most popular and competitively priced battery chargers are Battery Tender's and NOCO Genius.
__________________
Not for the meek.
JetSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
LaurelPerryOnLand
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 3,475
BMW BATTERY CHARGER: Operating Instructions - English/Spanish

In case you have/get the BMW OEM Charger...here are the instructions for use:

http://1drv.ms/1uwSRbD
LaurelPerryOnLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
hammick
Beastly Adventurer
 
hammick's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Oddometer: 1,589
I like the Batteryminder unit. I haven't had to buy a battery for over a decade. I truly believe in the desulphate mode.

The one I have is discontinued but if I needed another I would probably get this one:

http://www.batterymart.com/p-battery...p-charger.html
__________________
2015 R1200 GSA
2013 F800GT
2013 KTM 500 XC-W
hammick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014