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    Battery tender use with 2018 C650GT -- some questions

    I assume the canbus system is alive and well on the newest C650GTs. I don't get my scooter till this Friday so I don't have a rider's manual yet. Is there a port on the scooter for hooking up a canbus-compliant battery tender? Is the battery hard to get to? Because I may want to bypass the canbus system and attach a regular pigtail directly to the battery terminals. I did this with my 2018 R9T so that I can use any run-of-the-mill battery tender.
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    Try here.

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...uals_main.html

    The manual available for download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie Dog View Post
    Try here.

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...uals_main.html

    The manual available for download.

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    Thank you! Very good.
    2004 R1100S, 2005 K1200S
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    Thank you! Very good.
    No problem.

    My last scooter was a new Honda 250 Elite, 30+ years ago, and I have been looking at all the current offerings for local riding/play time, including BMW. Been reading the manual(s). Odd concept but my OCD requires it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie Dog View Post
    No problem.

    My last scooter was a new Honda 250 Elite, 30+ years ago, and I have been looking at all the current offerings for local riding/play time, including BMW. Been reading the manual(s). Odd concept but my OCD requires it.

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    From what I've read, those were good scooters. I still see them for sale on Craigslist, all the time.

    I'm an old guy, pushing 70. My only scooter was a Kymco 200i (160cc). It was a nice well made scooter, just too small and under-powered for me.
    2004 R1100S, 2005 K1200S
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    Battery Tender connection point questions come up rather frequently. Iím a fan of a connector (SAE) direct to the battery. Less trouble and more flexibility.
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