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  • Offline Big Dog   ca

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    Dead battery again?
    on: June 12, 2022, 02:35:21 am
    June 12, 2022, 02:35:21 am
    Went to start my 2016XR and nothing! Blank screen. I put the charger on and 30 minutes later fired right up. So I  assume the battery is dead. This is the second one. First one dead after 2 years. I guess I should try a lithium for the next one.

    David

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    Re: Dead battery again?
    Reply #1 on: June 12, 2022, 04:30:28 am
    June 12, 2022, 04:30:28 am
    My 1st lasted 15months, the second (larger & better quality) lasted 2 1/2 years.

    Maybe I'm hard on batteries?

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    Re: Dead battery again?
    Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 07:28:15 am
    June 12, 2022, 07:28:15 am
    *Originally Posted by Big Dog [+]
    Went to start my 2016XR and nothing! Blank screen. I put the charger on and 30 minutes later fired right up. So I  assume the battery is dead. This is the second one. First one dead after 2 years. I guess I should try a lithium for the next one.

    David

    I'm not sure you have done enough to definitely blame the battery, but getting a new Lithium won't be money wasted.

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    Re: Dead battery again?
    Reply #3 on: June 12, 2022, 05:45:15 pm
    June 12, 2022, 05:45:15 pm
    Interesting, mine has the alarm too and i keep it on, + GPS, it's an early 2015 model still with original battery until i replaced it about a year ago with a Lithium battery purely as I needed a new battery in my Kawasaki and it was the same size as the BMW so I decided to upgrade the BMW to lithium and migrated the BM's into the Kawi, where it still works to this day

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    Re: Dead battery again?
    Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 08:40:01 am
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Interesting, mine has the alarm too and i keep it on, + GPS, it's an early 2015 model still with original battery until i replaced it about a year ago with a Lithium battery purely as I needed a new battery in my Kawasaki and it was the same size as the BMW so I decided to upgrade the BMW to lithium and migrated the BM's into the Kawi, where it still works to this day
    I've had a similar experience with my bike. No issues at all with besides once when I killed it by leaving the key on. I can recall putting a battery tender on it once besides that. It cranks the bike with no problems even after weeks of not riding. I think BMW put viagra in the batteries on our old XRs.