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2012 RT

Postby Rick B » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:19 am

I have to replace the battery for the first time, I think 5 years is good service from the stock unit. Does anyone have a recommendation as to what brand to replace it with? Is there anything special about having to replace it? Will I loose or have to reset any of the electronics?
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby RocklinMike » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Batteries Plus will have what you need. Should be a coupla choices. They can reference your bike model for correct fitment. Should just have to correct your clock.
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:33 pm

I got an Odyssey battery from Batteries Plus for my RT. They have cheaper ones there too, but the Odyssey has a good reputation.
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby RocklinMike » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:30 pm

Frederd is correct. Odyssey has a good rep.
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby Rick B » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:23 am

Thank you, Ill order one today, but any special installation instructions ? This is a first time on a Beemer? Im used to riding old equipment with no electronics. Want to make sure I dont loose any memory on it?
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby RocklinMike » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:43 am

Nothing special about changing your battery. Reset the clock and you're off! If you don't have a fused SAE cord on the old battery I recommend you get one. Many uses.
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Re: 2012 RT

Postby Rick B » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:21 pm

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT, i ORDERED THE BATTERY THIS MORNING.
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