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IS a bmw 1100rt positive or negative earth ,built in 2000. I want to hook up a batteryminder regards Ian

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In the US it's negative ground. to be sure,follow cables from battery,ground[earth] cable bolts to the frame at some point.ride safe.

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At the following link you find the schematics of the R1100RS. I can hardly imagine that this is very odd from the R1100GT.

And in that case the 0Vdc is connected to the frame.

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http://www.bmwgsclub.nl/schematics/R1100GS%20Schematics.pdf

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