Battery Charging (for winter months)
Just a quick question if I may. There is verbiage in the owners manual about not charging the battery (on board) via the bmw plug without using the BMW special ($170.00) charger. Can I charge the battery on board if I connect a SAE plug directly to the battery and use a smart charger? Or would I be better off removing the battery completely from the GS and charging on the bench?
Battery charging - winter
Does it make a difference in year? Mine is a 2012?
Optimate 4 - SAE Pigtail to Odyssey battery
I keep the bike/battery connected to the Optimate 4 all the time except when riding or on a trip. Never any problems with it.
I use a second Optimate 4 on Mrs. ExGMan's 4-wheel BMW 530xi when it sits for more than three days in a row. Expensive lesson learned about that issue. :banghead