My bike is a 2005 BMW R1200RT with 8000 miles clocked up.
Bike wouldn't start, the battery was flat last week end after been left for 2 weeks in the garage. Is it telling me the original BMW battery is on its last legs. Now charged up it starts fine but lost faith in the battery.
The local BMW dealer only recommends using a BMW battery. Well they would. But am i correct in that Lucas supply these to BMW with a BMW label, so should be exactly the same thing.
My questions are:
Would you recommend replacing it with a Lucas gel type without a BMW label and have no concerns?
Also would you recommend using an Optimate trickle/conditioning charger on the new battery?
Many thanks, Roy