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  • Offline Bobbybear3   gb

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    New Essex Trophy member
    on: May 31, 2020, 07.14 am
    May 31, 2020, 07.14 am
     :028: Hi Guys, collected my new 2013 TT on Thursday, what a fantastic bike. I'm looking forward to riding many miles and keeping in touch on this interesting forum. This might be the wrong place to ask a silly simple question, but is there an easy way to attach my trickle charger? Reading the manuals, it talks about removing the righthand dash panel for access to the battery. I have tried but after removing the locating bolt it doesn't seem to move and I don't want to force the panel. Any advise would help. Bobbybear3

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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 08.18 am
    May 31, 2020, 08.18 am
     :400: To the forum.

    Yes, there is ... Just the BMW connection type cigarette lighter socket located on the engine side.
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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 08.19 am
    May 31, 2020, 08.19 am
     :400: Bobbybear3 and  :821:

    No such thing as a 'wrong' or 'simple' question.  The panel that covers the battery has one Allen screw and two rubber grommets holding it in place.  Remove the screw and pull up and back by easing away from the front of the panel.

    I had a trickle charge connecting wire from the battery that had a plug on it so I did not have to remove the cover to charge the battery.  I now have a Lithium battery so does not need charging.

    Good luck!
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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 08.28 am
    May 31, 2020, 08.28 am
    Hi Bobbybear3 and :400: to the Club !

    There are NO "Silly questions" here - Only the ones that don't get asked !  :028:

    After removing the single bolt from the Battery cover, the cover needs to be lifted up and rearwards
    at approximately a 45 degree angle to disengage two spigots on the forward section of the cover
    that engage into rubber grommets in the Frame - they can be held quite firm !

    Once removed, make sure you don't dislodge the "Captive Boss" that the screw you removed
    screws into as it will inevitably fall down behind the Fairing and can then be difficult to retrieve !  :138:

    Have a look at the Main Battery terminals and see if there are additional connections
    to a short fly-lead which was provided on some Trophies, and will be tucked away nearby,
    with a ready made connector to plug an Optimate Battery tender into.
    ( Not to be confused with the larger cable clipped onto a bracket
    directly on top of the Battery, which is the Diagnostics Connector ).

    If there is no such lead, then, as digital has mentioned,
    the Power Socket next to the Rider's left knee is permanently live
    and can be used with the correct DIN Type Plug to connect a Battery Optimiser.
    ( The Plug is also sometimes referred to as "Hella" or even "BMW" ).

    Cheers  :821:



    Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 11.56 am by Coconut

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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 11.25 am
    May 31, 2020, 11.25 am
    Welcome aboard  :821:
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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 01.35 pm
    May 31, 2020, 01.35 pm
    Thanks for your welcome and help guys, just been for a ride. I will try again over the next couple of days to remove the panel. Again thanks for your help. Bobbybear3

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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 02.05 pm
    May 31, 2020, 02.05 pm
    Mine came with an SAE pigtail installed at the dealer that was placed in the front opening under the headlight.  I relocated it, but still use it on rare occasions it sits for an extended period.
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    Re: New Essex Trophy member
    Reply #7 on: Jun 03, 2020, 10.18 am
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    Welcome near neighbour may see you on the road.. Take care
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