How do I hook up a charger or jumper cables to a 2004 R1200C? I don't have a service manual with me and can't figure out how to get access to the battery. thanks
Country: United StatesMake: BMWModel: R1200CYear: 2004
just took off side covers and still can't get to battery
Hello how are you
Give me a moment and i will post the steps to access the battery for you.
1....Unscrew the three bolts holding your BMW's gas tank in place. The bolts are located on both sides and at the front of the gas tank. Use an Allen key wrench to remove the bolts
2.....Prop the gas tank up to give you access to the battery compartment or have an assistant hold the gas tank as you work with the battery
Pull the battery from the compartment underneath the gas tank to access the battery's terminal access points. The terminals point towards the ground
isn't there an easier way to hook at a charger -- like a plug in of some sort? seems a bit drastic to have to remove the gas tank?
Remove the wires connected to the terminal access points by hand, starting with the negative (black) terminal wire
Thats bmw for you. Let me finish posting the steps and i will offer suggestions for you
Attach the wires to the terminal access points of the new battery by hand, starting with the positive (red) terminal wire.
Install the new battery into the battery compartment with the terminals facing towards the ground
Reattach your BMW's gas tank by first installing the front screw and then the side screws.
To avoid all of this in the future i reccomend installing a battery tender. The tender comes with a wire that will stay attached to the battery and the other end will be located in a spot where it can easily accessed
Give me a moment and i will post a pic of the product i am refering to for you
The smaller wire bundle is what will stay atteched to the battery
Here is a link where you can purchase one
I own 3 of these
Bmw is not the only bike maker that tucks the battery in an area thats difficult to get to
Do you have any futher questions for me?
20 years of experience in mostly but not limited to metric machines including atv, watercraft ,mule