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Slow Cranking BMW 1150 GS Adventure

(2004 BMW 1150 GS Adventure 28k miles) When starting my bike from cold, it cranks very slowly, just as though the battery is flat. Sometimes the cranking process stops altogether and takes so much power out of the system, the clock re-sets to 0000. I have renewed the battery and although for the first few starts it seemed to improve, the engine still does not turn as quickly as other bikes I have had previously. I leave the batery on an overnight trickle charger, but that doesn't really seem to help as much as it should. I am always left wondering whether the bike will start at all. Any thoughts/suggestions wil be very much appreciated

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