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Farmmedic

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So I just picked up my first BMW (1985 K100RT)
When I was looking at it before I bought it there seemed to be a charging issue
I thought it was due to the fact that the owner had bought the battery at a tractor supply store
It's actually a law mower battery
The way it plays out is whenever I tried to start the bike, hell, when I turned on the ignition system, ALL power died
Even the clock would reset to all zeros
If I hooked it up to another battery or a battery charger the bike would start right up
VROOM!
Sweet
It would go right down the road
Love at first ride
Until I shut off that is
Then it was dead dead dead
Even after trickle charging all night
So I figured there was some sort of loose wire in there somewhere
As I said I'm we to these bikes and have never had a bike with a full front fairing
Anyone see what's coming?
So I tore off the front fairing
Ug
My 1970 CB 750 had most of it's wire connections inside the headlight bucket
Which is why I tore the fairing off
After I got it off I wasn't surprised to see no wire connection
So I pulled the tank
Clever putting it down there
Fiddle with this one
Pull that relay
Hooked up the charger again
Starts right up
Take it off
All dead
But I heard a small pop coming from further back
Come to find out THE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL WAS LOOSE
That was all
Took me 6 hours to find out that the terminal was loose and a bit corroded
(hand slaps to face)
Guess I needed to get to know how things are laid out
Glad I didn't break anything

    

charlie99

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a win is a win farm ....enjoy !!


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OMy random electrical success story Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Crazy Frog

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Oh, have your heard about KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)?
Most of us have been there before.
Enjoy your new ride

CF


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