BMW R1150RT - MAINTENANCE INTEGRAL ABS Maintenance Manual Page 24

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The battery does not achieve full charge capacity
from being filled, so it has to be charged with a
battery charger.
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Note:
Follow the instructions for use supplied with the bat-
tery charger.
Charge current (amps)
.........................10 % of rated battery capacity (Ah)
Charging time
............................................................. 5-10 hours
Battery charge can be measured by checking
the density of the battery acid.
Acid density
Battery full charged
............ 1.26-1.30 at a temperature of 20 °C (68 °F)
Shake the battery slightly to allow the gas bub-
bles to escape.
Wait until the battery acid has settled, check that
no more bubbles rise and if necessary, top up
the acid to the max. mark.
Reinstall the plugs.
Make a note of the charging date on the battery.
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Attention:
Connect the positive battery terminal first, then the
negative terminal.
Connect the positive cable, coat with acid-proof
grease and install the protective cap.
Install the battery.
Connect the negative cable and coat with acid-
proof grease.
Assembly is the reverse of the disassembly pro-
cedure.
Install the left side fairing panel.
Install the engine spoiler.
Install the covers.
Switch on the ignition.
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Note:
After switching on the ignition, always wait for the
BMW Integral ABS to complete its self-diagnosis.
Do not operate the brake lever until self-diagnosis
has completed.
With the ignition switched on, bed in the brake
pads against the brake discs.
Without starting the engine, fully open the throttle
once or twice so that the Motronic control unit
can register the throttle-valve positions.
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Note:
Disconnecting the battery means that the entries in
the fault memory of the Motronic MA2.4 control unit
are deleted and the adaptation values are reset.
This can temporarily impair the operating character-
istics when the engine is restarted.
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