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Old 10-17-2009, 10:36 AM   #31
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GI am new to BMW and I have a few questions.

$190.00 for a battery charger??? I see BMW chargers for sale on eBay for $70.00, is there any reason to buy a charger from the dealer?

Bottom skid plate and engine protection bars? I live in a rural area, and I expect to take this bike off road often. To me, the bottom plate makes good sense, but it is not clear to me what the bars would save. The engine on the 800 is tucked away inside the frame.

Brush guards, do these do anything strange at high speeds?
1-Answered above.

2-Get the bottom plate and make sure it protects the oil filter and cooler. Also get the crash bars as they will save you gobs of cash in even a tip over and give you more peace of mind in the dirt. I have Adventure Spec bash plate and crash bars...love them both right from my install to day to day rides.

3-Brush guards protect (to a degree) your knuckles and hands from rocks/bugs/branches/cold/etc. I have had them on three bikes now and have noticed no problems or strange anything at speed up to and including 100+ or -.

Those are the big ones IMHO.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:27 PM   #32
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You can hook up a Battery Tender Jr. through the standard power socket before you switch off the ignition and the battery will continue to charge after you switch it off.

...and then stop when the CANBUS system shuts it off a couple of minutes later. A standard Battery Tender will only work if you wire it through a direct connection to the battery that avoids the CANBUS system.

You posted this same misinformation before in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509696

Several people corrected you there too and you admitted that you hadn't tried it yourself. Please stop leading people astray!
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:25 AM   #33
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I tried it personally and it worked for a while. How long will it take to shut down?
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:26 PM   #34
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I tried it personally and it worked for a while. How long will it take to shut down?
It stays on for about 15 minutes according to the manual:


and they talk about the charging also:


Umm, RTFM?
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:47 PM   #35
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I'll time it... I'll get back to you on the outcome
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #36
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I'll time it... I'll get back to you on the outcome
It's a moot point. The purpose of the Battery Tender is to keep your battery fully charged over time. Since the CANBUS shuts off the connection to the Battery Tender a few minutes after the ignition is turned off, it's not going to be able to do its job. As has been said several times, it needs to be connected directly to the battery, not via the CANBUS system.

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:31 PM   #37
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Don't get the BMW hand guards if you think you might want a friction type throttle cruise control (ie;Kaoko). Aftermarket offers some very nice ones that provide both better hand/controls protection and block more wind...for MUCH less $$$.
I have the BMW handguards and a Kaoko throttle holder. I works fine. They have a special one for the handguarde.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #38
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I have the BMW handguards and a Kaoko throttle holder. I works fine. They have a special one for the handguarde.
I have the Wunderlich with the BMW handguards. Works great!
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:07 PM   #39
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fuses?

f650 twin - anyone tell me about fuses? what type & capacity are used, and where are they?
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #40
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f650 twin - anyone tell me about fuses? what type & capacity are used, and where are they?
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My understanding is that there are not any fusses. The system just shuts down in a current draw above what is expected.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:15 PM   #41
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My understanding is that there are not any fusses. The system just shuts down in a current draw above what is expected.
Correct, no fuses.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:54 PM   #42
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Just bend over, that's what most owners do.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:03 AM   #43
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is this correct?

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Remove the plug from the cover, then slide the cover back the opposite way. Took me a while to figure it out when I did the same thing. I just folded the lead over and then zip tied it off to the side. Makes the space much more useable. Ive got my mini tire pump and patch kit in there now.
I asked same question a couple of months ago, and I thought they advice was to ensure I re-connected the two together, out of the way, since the leads 'needed' teh dummy plug??? It this correct? thanks.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #44
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If you are asking about the plug in the center of the tail behind the seat, you are correct. You need to keep that plug capped with the terminating resistor in the cap. The CANBus needs this to maintain reliable communication with the tied in components. With out the cap the ABS, ECM, ZFE and instrument cluster modules are subject to errors and disrupted operation. There is a spring clip that holds that cap in place you can unlatch and tie the assembly out of the way. BMW should have taped the plug and cap out of the way in the first place.
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #45
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