Noob question. F8GS Battery replacement. Loose the computer data or fry the circuit?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Jotaga, May 3, 2013.

  1. Jotaga

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    Tried to find the answer but didn't got it.

    I am going to change the battery on my F800GS. I did not want to loose the data/date on the computer and get the service warnings...

    Thought about connecting the new battery parallel to the old one before disconnecting the old, so I would keep the energy flowing.

    Doing this I will double the amp capacity of the system. Is this an issue? Will it damage the eletronics?

    Also, a friend (electric engineer) told me that if the old battery is not with 12v, the difference in tension wold generate a (theoretical?) short circuit when I connect the batteries in parallel... :huh

    What do you think?? I choose service warnings instead of damage, but really did not want to loose the clock date on the bike...

    Are there any alternatives if my idea sucked?:ear:ear
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  2. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    I think your friend is trying to tell you that if you use a 6 volt or a 24 volt battery, you might have a problem.

    Otherwise -- No Problimo !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don
    Another Electrical EnginEar
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  3. Jotaga

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    Thanks Don! Feeling more confident now... Still a little bit scared, but going toward my own interpretation on the subject... Going to sleep now... Lets see if some new thoughts appear overnight...:snore:snore:snore

    Btw... What does this smile :norton means??
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