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Optimate 4 Dual Can Bus Motorcycle Battery Charging Device BMW + DIN Adapter
Optimate 4 Dual Can Bus Motorcycle Battery Charging Device BMW + DIN Adapter
Offered by Germany-Motorsports
Price: £54.04

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No UK plug, 6 April 2016
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Unfortunately this charger is a European 2 pin plug version, it is not fitted with a UK 3 pin plug. When I contacted the seller to request an adapter, they refused to supply one. I'm not sure of the legality of selling this version in the UK, but seems a bit questionable?
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BC K900 UK - 6V/12V 0.9A - Supersafe 8-Step Battery Charger with CAN-Bus Program for BMW Motorcycles and 6V Program for Vintage Cars/Motorcycles
BC K900 UK - 6V/12V 0.9A - Supersafe 8-Step Battery Charger with CAN-Bus Program for BMW Motorcycles and 6V Program for Vintage Cars/Motorcycles

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Quality, shoddy labeling, failed to complete charge cycle on two batteries., 31 Mar. 2016
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The connectors on my > 10 year old Optimate III charger had become dodgy and unreliable. Pity as otherwise its a great charger, I even use it to charge my car battery. I anyway wanted a newer charger that would handle CAN-BUS plug conveniently into the accessory socket on my BMW F800 GS. Instead of buying the Optimate 4 with BMW plug, I cheaped out and opted for this BC K900 instead (it was 25 quid cheaper). Based on the spec it claims to do everything the Optimate does. The first worrying sign when it came out of the box was the labeling on the front of the charger has been applied using a cheap adhesive label, that was already peeling at one corner, almost like someone tried to peel it off and then thought better. The labeling on my > 10 year old Optimate III is superior and after much use still as good as new. OK, I thought lets not be too fussy, if it does the job, a little peeling label can be ignored. In fairness all other aspects of the charger including the connectors etc seem sturdy and fine. Size wise its a bit bulkier than an Optimate, but not massively so.
So, it plugged into the BMW socket on the F800 and started charging, checked an hour later and it was still charging, so CAN-BUS support looks good (otherwise the CAN-BUS would have disconnected the socket). The Battery is getting weak on the BMW so I expected it might take a couple of hors or overnight to charge. 48 hours later its still charging and the other thing I notice is the charger is not even warm. The Optimate III ( with battery pigtails) would have charged the Battery by now or reported a fault. So, OK, maybe its the CAN-BUS connection, or maybe the F800 battery is finally given up the ghost, but then shouldn't the charger report a problem.
So, I move to a 2nd test, the 8Ah battery on my Burgman 400, the Opitimate III, directly connected with clamps, usually charges this battery fully in 1-2 hours. BC K900 connected in 12V mode directly to Burgman battery, 12 hours later still charging, no sign of completing.
Optimate III connected later that day to the Burgman, charge complete in about 1.5 hours as normal.
BC K900 repacked in Amazon box and returned, immediate refund from Amazon ( the benefit of shopping Amazon) and 25 quid more spent for an Optimate 4 Charger with BMW plug.
Maybe I was unlucky and got a dud, and Forelettronica also got unlucky as I am the first reviewer of their product on Amazon and unfortunately the experience has not been a good one for me.
May still be worth a punt for you, free returns with Amazon make it relatively painless to trade up.
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Pair of Very High Quality Universal 25mm 1" Diameter Motorcycle Black CNC Machined Spotlight / Fog Light Brackets
Pair of Very High Quality Universal 25mm 1" Diameter Motorcycle Black CNC Machined Spotlight / Fog Light Brackets
Offered by Alchemy Parts
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 7 Nov. 2015
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Perfect for mounting lights on Givi crash bars


Complete Spot light & Fog light Motorbike Motorcycle Wiring Loom Harness Kit with On/Off Switch
Complete Spot light & Fog light Motorbike Motorcycle Wiring Loom Harness Kit with On/Off Switch
Offered by Alchemy Parts
Price: £29.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy peasie, 7 Nov. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great kit, you'll need 4 x 4mm bullet connectors(male) on your 2 spot lights to plug into this loom


PAIR OF UNIVERSAL MOTORCYCLE MOTORBIKE SUPER BRIGHT 12W CREE LED SPOTLIGHTS
PAIR OF UNIVERSAL MOTORCYCLE MOTORBIKE SUPER BRIGHT 12W CREE LED SPOTLIGHTS
Offered by Alchemy Parts
Price: £34.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, Great Light, Recommended, 5 Nov. 2015
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Great lights, good quality metal casings, matched with the high quality Fog Light brackets and Complete Spot light & Fog light Motorbike Motorcycle Wiring Loom Harness Kit with On/Off Switch (sourced separately, but all from Alchemy) to form a complete kit to fit these lights to the Givi crash bars on my F650GS twin motorcycle. Maybe I am being a bit harsh giving 4 rather than 5 stars and the reason I am doing that is that the lights do not have male bullet connectors on the wire ends. If they did it would be a simple plug into the wiring loom. As it is they have bare wires, so you do need to source 4 male 4mm bullet connectors and a crimping tool to complete the job. Where the loom branches for each light could do with being 2-3 inches longer for the GS, but it will work as is if you are careful about positioning.
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Buyee® 1 x Set 800M Bluetooth Motorbike Motorcycle Helmet Intercom Interphone Headset Headphone
Buyee® 1 x Set 800M Bluetooth Motorbike Motorcycle Helmet Intercom Interphone Headset Headphone

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, paired fine with Garmin / BMW Navigator, 19 Jun. 2015
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Disappointed, paired fine with Garmin / BMW Navigator, but with Sat Nav set to max volume and this unit set to max volume, impossible to hear above 30mph, this on a 2015 BMW R1200GS a bike with a fairly effective screen so by no means the most noisy, maybe I just got a bad unit, anyway I decide to return for a refund.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for a cuppa, 12 May 2014
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This is small, but cute, you might squeeze two cups from it if they are not too large! Well made.


BMW R850 R / R1100 R Extenda Fenda 05406
BMW R850 R / R1100 R Extenda Fenda 05406
Offered by SPORTOURING LTD
Price: £14.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps your engine cover and exhaust headers cleaner, 12 May 2014
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Yo'll still get a bit of road muck when its wet, but much improved, good fit and the new push on plastic rivets are nicer than screws and as secure.


Acer Liquid Z4 Brown Leather Pull Tab Case Cover Pouch + Touch Stylus Pen + Polishing Cloth
Acer Liquid Z4 Brown Leather Pull Tab Case Cover Pouch + Touch Stylus Pen + Polishing Cloth
Offered by GB Online Sales
Price: £2.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Phone can easily slip out, 12 May 2014
The phone does not fit tightly and could easily slip out, buy a case with a cover or magnetic clasp instead


Battery Charger for Sony NP-BG1 / NP-FG1 / G Type / BC-CSG / BC-TRG suits Select Cybershot Digital Camera / Handycam Camcorder (Models Stated Below) World Travel Plug Version - UK/USA/Europe+
Battery Charger for Sony NP-BG1 / NP-FG1 / G Type / BC-CSG / BC-TRG suits Select Cybershot Digital Camera / Handycam Camcorder (Models Stated Below) World Travel Plug Version - UK/USA/Europe+
Offered by abcproducts
Price: £8.95

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Will not charge original sony battery, 6 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Purchased this ABC charger through Amazon along with an ABC battery for my Sony HX20V. Charger worked fine with the ABC battery, but not with the Sony battery. The reason was pretty obvious, the ABC battery is just marginally ( maybe a millimetre at most) longer than the original sony battery so it fits into the charger and the battery terminals make contact with the charger contacts, however its a different story for the Sony battery, its too loose in the charger, does not make good contact and fails to charge. You can make it work by inserting a bit of card or plastic between the end of the Sony battery and the charger, but you don't expect to have to do that. I have attached a photo that demonstrates the size difference between the ABC battery and the original Sony battery. Amazon though did handle the issue well.
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