How to connect and disconnect the battery on its BMW R 80 RT?
First of all, working on the battery of its BMW R 80 RT is frequently regarded as a basic maintenance. Nevertheless, you need to stick to a methodology in order to not being electrocuted or even harm the electrical circuits of your BMW R 80 RT. To start with, it is good to recall the terminals and their action. The + terminal, identified by the red wire on the common motorbike battery, is the side that transmits the electricity into the electrical circuits of your BMW R 80 RT. Conversely, the – terminal is considered as the ground, that is connected on the motorbike frame and allows to close the circuit. This is why, once intervening, you have to take in consideration the functions of the motorbike battery terminals to prevent any problem.
How to disconnect the battery from its BMW R 80 RT?
To start with, once unpluging the battery from your BMW R 80 RT, always remove the – terminal first. To achieve this, just use a screwdriver and unscrew the screws on the battery. This terminal is usually identified by the black wire (or blue sometimes). Beginning with the – side assists to preserve the motorbike electrical circuits. After that, basically unscrew the + side, always with the cruciform screwdriver. The + battery terminal is always visible by its reddish colored wire. Be aware that there is no contacts among the 2 clamps, with the tools or your hands. On the other hand it is the accidental electrocution assured with a terrible pain !!!
How to reconnect the battery of its BMW R 80 RT?
For this operation, it is very basic, you should reconnect the + terminal of the battery (symbolized by a +) to the red motorbike Wire. Make sure that your BMW R 80 RT battery is charged, otherwise go to our document on how to charge a motorbike battery. After that reconnect the – terminal of your battery with the black wire. Use a screwdriver. Make sure that the battery lugs are neat, ie without corrosion and rust, because it can slow down the electric flow. In general, a small metallic brush will allow to remove any impurities. Be aware to not contact the 2 battery clamps during your intervention, otherwise it will certainly sting !