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A 1996 BMW R1100RA with 18047 mi. on the odometer sits on a battery tender in my garage. Extensive right shoulder surgery--rehabbing slowly at age 63. Considering sell/trade for a 2004 R1150RA with about 10000+ mi. Both have K&N air filters, custom exhausts, etc. Any differences in ABS brake reliability and/or overall longevity? At my age, not riding very aggessively any more... Thank you. Mark

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Hi, Mtweimrunner for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
http://bmwproblem.com/tag/service-brakes-hydraulic-antilock/page/2
http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?25547-SERVO-ABS-what-years
http://www.carlsalter.com/download.asp?p=313
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SOURCE: Hook up the battery tender for the K1100 LT

The battery tender I have installed on my 2006 Street Glide is wired directly to the battery + & - post and has a guick connector that you can plug the charging unit into when needed. Mine was purchased from the Harley Davidson Dealer for around $35.00 No need to remove seat or anything after the installation.

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If you have a BMW style power outlet for accessories such as heated clothing you can use the battery tender to charge your battery through that connection. I have an '04 R1150RT which I've been charging this way since I bought it. It has a 15 amp fuse which is adequate for charging with a low amperage charger link the Battery Tender or Battery Tender JR. Don't use the connection to jump the battery as the starter will pull too much current through the 15 amp fuse. You can connect the SAE type Battery Tender leads to an SAE to BMW male outlet cable to make the connection. Alternately, you could wire a cable to the batter with an SAE connector on it and bring the SAE connector end out under the seat and plug it in that way. You can store the SAE end under the seat when not in use and not worry about it shorting out since the exposed metal end of the SAE connector is the ground connection.

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SOURCE: 2004 BMW R1150 GS Adventurer

if you have determined the batt is good leads are tight electrolite (distilled water) level is ok the part to look at is the voltage regulator with the help of the stator and rotor(alternator) it charges the battery if you have no power coming out to charge the battery then the regulator is bad just replace it no authorized service needed just the part hope this helps please give us a rate have supplied 50 soulitions and only recived 8 votes

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 BMW R 1100 RT (ABS). The front brake

Because the fluid services both side evenly, you should only need to bleed the LHS. Just bleed it the same as you would a normal hydraulic system.

Put a small piece of plastic tubing over the bleeder valve, and make it as airtight as possible, I generally lock it with a piece of brass wire.
Place this into a jar with enough brake fluid to cover the bottom of the tube. Open the reservoir, it is easier with two people, open the bleeder valve, and pump like carzy, adding more fluid to the reservoir as required until no bubbles appear in the jar. Then lock off the bleeder valve and clean up the mess, after re-fitting the reservoir cover.

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