BMW R1200GS Motorcycles – Jump Starting
The following is extracted direct from the Riders Manual (the owners handbook that comes with all new BMW motorcycles) for a 2008 BMW R1200GS motorcycle (2008 BMW Motorrad). In case of your bike not starting due to a low state of battery charge or being stranded with a flat battery follow these instructions for Jump Starting your R1200GS / R1200 GS motorcycle:
R1200GS Jump Starting
|The wires leading to the power socket do not have a load-capacity rating adequate for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead to a cable fire or damage to the vehicle electronics. |
Do not use the on-board socket to jump-start the engine of the motorcycle.
|Touching live parts of the ignition system with the engine running can cause electric shock. |
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is running.
|A short-circuit can result if the crocodile clips of the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with the |
Use only jump leads fitted with fully insulated crocodile clips at both ends.
|Jump-starting with a donor battery voltage higher than 12 V can damage the vehicle electronics. |
Make sure that the battery of the donor vehicle has a voltage rating of 12 V.
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below.
The spring-strut screw can be used as an alternative to the battery’s negative terminal.
Do not use proprietary start-assist sprays or other products to start the engine.