I'm new enough to this forum that I have not yet had the time to fill out my profile yet but do have a question. I had asked my family to get me a CyclePump tire inflator for my birthday and on their web-site it states:
"Got a BMW with a CANbus electrical system? The BMW accessory ports won't provide enough amperage to run the CyclePump (or any other inflator)"
They do provide alligator clips or a direct connection that will work just fine.
I am somewhat new (3 weeks) to BMW motorcycles having just purchased a 1996 r1100rt and riding the crap out of it in 1 week (Va-Daytona- NY/2800 miles).
Question 1: does my bike have a CANbus electrical system or is that something on the newer bikes?
Question 2: why the amperage limitation on CANbus if it can't run a simple inflator? Is it the same with heated gear (I have coax gerbings directly to the battery anyway).
I'm going to get the pump anyway for my other bikes. Nice product.