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Old 04-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #15
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Location: Mukwonago, WI
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Originally Posted by RandyOffRoad View Post
When operating the xt17, do you typically have the bike that is supplying the battery power running? Any issues with loading on the alternator on the BMW R1200GSA?
We find it best to keep the bike running if possible. Helps keep the battery full. A high Idle will give you more amps for faster battery recovery. If it's under water though, do what what ever you can to get it out out of the water.

If you used too long and too much it would be like trying to start your bike over and over again in the cold. Eventually, you'll have a dead battery if your bike won't run.

Battery should hold long enough for a few heavy duty pulls, but that depends on your batter condition to start with.

I see no reason why the GSA would give you any problems.
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