BMW Battery charger on 05 GS?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by FreeHugger, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    I bought myself a new to me 2005 1200gs this summer :rillaand now as winter is approaching I am curious about my BMW battery charger.

    I have previously owned an 05 650cs:clap and a R1200c:bore and have used the same charger for both. I just plug it in to the external port and leave for the winter.

    Now that I have the 05 gs with the CANBUS system, I am wondering if my battery charger will work the same way? Can I just plug it in to the external port like the other two bikes, or does the CANBUS change my charging options?

    Also, the previous owner added an additional outlet to the bike as well and I am not sure which outlet is the original. Does it matter (they are both linked to the battery)?

    I purchased this charger in 2007 and as far as I can tell is the same as this one

    http://www.amazon.com/Bmw-Advanced-...354897209&sr=8-4&keywords=bmw+battery+charger

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I cannot tell you anything about the charger you have, but I can tell you that if you trace the wires form the second socket and see they go straight to the battery, use that socket.
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  3. cmittlesteadt

    cmittlesteadt n00b

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    Yep, I have an '05 GS, '04 CS, '06 K1200S and an '07 XChallenge. The BMW charger with the plug works equally well on all of them. You're good to go.

    Chris
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  4. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much for the help.

    Just in time too, as the weather dipped into the low teens for the first time last night and looks like riding days are about to get slim. :vardy
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  5. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Don't head to PRUDHOE BAY, AK...it's -36F right now!
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  6. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Duly noted.:D

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