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1Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Battery Tender Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:31 pm

Colin Press

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Morning All
Trying to install a battery tender on a K1. How do I access the top off the battery I can see one allen key but i have taken that out but no luck.
Sorry have not got my Clymer manual yet
Thanks in advance

    

2Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:55 pm

Two Wheels Better

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@Colin Press wrote:Morning All
Trying to install a battery tender on a K1. How do I access the top off the battery I can see one allen key but i have taken that out but no luck.
Sorry have not got my Clymer manual yet
Thanks in advance
There's an "h" shaped hold-down held in by two 6x185mm Phillips head screws just above the battery, there may be the ECU atop that. I wouldn't want to take the top off the battery, what a mess that'd be, just access the pos & neg connections by lifting (if they're still there) the two plastic hingey bits above the terminals. Typically it's two 10mm spanners you'll need and you'll be laughing.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

1977. It was a very good year. Somewhere.
    

3Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:06 pm

Laitch

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:. . . access the pos & neg connections by lifting (if they're still there) the two plastic hingey bits above the terminals. 
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4Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:35 pm

Colin Press

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Thanks for the help could not see the third Allen key

    

5Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:45 am

warmshed

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Why not use the aux power socket, Very quick and easy to plug in. If you dont have an Aux socket, just as easy to fit one as it is the charger socket. that way you can use it in the future for gps,  heatedclothing, usb charger....

    

6Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:48 pm

Dai

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I've fitted one to both BMWs and the Royal Enfield. No fiddling about - just keep switching the plug from bike to bike.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

7Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:25 am

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I would second doing the aux socket, no fuss just works.


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brickrider2

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You have a new Royal Enfield twin, Dai?  I've been eying those beauties for a while.  Looks like a great bike for someone who is concerned about the weight of a K1100LT. If I can't find a nice R100R a new RE Interceptor may be in my future.


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9Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:31 am

Dai

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Bullet 500 single, not the Interceptor 650 twin. I did think about buying an Interceptor as the price difference isn't that great, but I used to own a Bullet whereas an Interceptor was something (at the time) that I could only aspire to. They still vibrate as badly as I remember... great up to about 50mph but when you get to 70mph, better start counting your fillings Twisted Evil


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

10Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:39 am

Point-Seven-five

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Now that we've hijacked this thread...

Dai, how is the reliability of Enfield's these days?

I saw thousands of them in India back in the 80's, but the people I talked to about them said they needed a lot of fussing over(we're being kind here) to keep them running(British design manufactured by Indians, after all). Still, the exhaust note. the clatter of the valve train and the authentic 50's look made me wish I could have brought one home with me.

There's a dealer in the next town, and someone on my road rides by on a white Continental GT on sunny summer days. Only thing holding me back is that one of my K's would have to go to make room in the garage.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

11Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:34 pm

Bonzo

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@Point-Seven-five wrote: one of my K's would have to go to make room in the garage.

Sacrilege  Shocked


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12Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:51 pm

Dai

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Now that we've hijacked this thread...

Dai, how is the reliability of Enfield's these days? 
http://www.simpilot.net/~india/index.html


Absolutely hammered them and they still came back for more. The export models (actually, all models I believe) are built to a much higher standard that you'll remember because they have to pass the various European regs which (again, I understand) are probably much more severe than US import requirements. As usual though, let down by hidden detail. It looks like the exhaust is sent out to be chromed, then when it comes back they weld on the sensor stubs etc.. Of course, that destroys the chrome so the welds are then painted silver. Net result? My silencer is already going rusty underneath where it's pop-rivetted together, painted over and where you can't see it. Spares supply is cheap, excellent and a lot of it is high-quality British-made. A new exhaust system complete is about £320.

Oh - and s/h, very, very low mileage bikes are bloody cheap. My guess is the rose-tinted spectacles are brought out, then they vibrate off the rider's nose in very short order.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

13Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:56 pm

Laitch

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@Dai wrote:My guess is the rose-tinted spectacles are brought out, then they vibrate off the rider's nose in very short order.
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Point-Seven-five

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A 500cc thumper with clip ons, rear sets, and bullet fairing is the way a real cafe bike should look.

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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

15Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:50 am

Dai

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My wrists have gone snap! snap! from just looking at that.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

16Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:34 am

Point-Seven-five

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@Dai wrote:My wrists have gone snap! snap! from just looking at that.

Yeah, me too.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

17Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:52 pm

Laitch

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:A 500cc thumper with clip ons, rear sets, and bullet fairing is the way a real cafe bike should look.
It's a 2014 with ~1500 miles on it. Must be a real pleasure to ride. Laughing


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1995 K75 81,000 miles
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18Back to top Go down   Battery Tender Empty Re: Battery Tender Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:38 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@Laitch wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:A 500cc thumper with clip ons, rear sets, and bullet fairing is the way a real cafe bike should look.
It's a 2014 with ~1500 miles on it. Must be a real pleasure to ride. Laughing

I reckon that's a lot of miles for a cafe racer. Laughing


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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