Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 2017 R1200RT Battery

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North Conway, NH (winter and summer) and Ormond Beach, FL (spring and fall)
    Posts
    22

    2017 R1200RT Battery

    I just rode my new 2017 R1200RT home and immediately wanted an SAE plug connection to the battery. Took off the battery cover and could not believe how difficult it was to get the battery out and back in. I never did get the cover back on... just stretched the black elastic holder and reconnected that. I am very tempted to buy a smaller battery and use a spacer to hold it in. Any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. #2
    Registered User jswisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    23

    Battery

    I have a 14' RT and plan on putting in a Shorai lithium. I've used them on my last 3 bikes, over 5 years, without an issue. Usually saves 5+lbs. and is considerably smaller. I bought the Shorai charger as well.
    2014 RT, 2008 Honda VFR, 2003 Ducati 800ss race bike

  3. #3
    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mansfield,MA
    Posts
    11,906
    I haven't worked on that bike. I have found that most of the batteries (and tool-kits) are hard to "repackage". I'd leave it alone. You have 2 years warranty on the original. It looks like you are getting ready to use a battery tender- you'll be fine.
    Sometimes warming the wires with a heat gun limbers up the wires and allows them to get back into position.
    OM
    "You can do good or you can do well. Sooner or later they make you choose." MI5
    Mod Squad
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200

  4. #4
    Registered User lirider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    LI, NY
    Posts
    53
    You don't have to remove the battery to get at the contacts. The negative terminal should be right in front of you as you look at the battery and BMW provides a convenient positive tap just to the right of that. Connect to those two points and you're good to go.
    2016 BMW R1200RT
    1996 Honda VF750C Magna
    1983 Honda CB550 Nighthawk

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North Conway, NH (winter and summer) and Ormond Beach, FL (spring and fall)
    Posts
    22
    Ahhhh... I saw that positive post off to the side for jump starting but did not see that I could connect the SAE plug there. Damn. Would have been a lot easier. Thank you, guys for your replies.

  6. #6
    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mansfield,MA
    Posts
    11,906
    Quote Originally Posted by 1downfourup View Post
    Ahhhh... I saw that positive post off to the side for jump starting but did not see that I could connect the SAE plug there. Damn. Would have been a lot easier. Thank you, guys for your replies.

    And a hurricane mt. road ride to you as well.
    Gary
    "You can do good or you can do well. Sooner or later they make you choose." MI5
    Mod Squad
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200

  7. #7
    BMW MOA co-founder bmwdean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Tucson, AZ, & Madison, WI
    Posts
    1,224
    Jeff Dean − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
    '17 R1200RT, '15 R1200RT, '67 R60/2, '69 R60US, '55 R67/3, '49 R24

Similar Threads

  1. 2017 r1200rt reviews
    By motor4 in forum Wetheads
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-01-2017, 11:59 PM
  2. 2017 r1200rt and ABS pro, opinions?
    By 22893 in forum Wetheads
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 08-17-2016, 05:28 PM
  3. Battery R1200RT
    By bob5025 in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-07-2014, 01:35 AM
  4. battery for '07 R1200RT
    By ronboa9 in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2011, 02:08 PM
  5. R1200RT Battery
    By sarmand in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2007, 10:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •