I've got over 17Kmi on the K13S and nothing ever like that. When did you purchase the bike, and is it '09 or '10? Have you had your left/right handlebar combo switches replaced or checked for the recent recall? Especially the right side, because failure to start was the result of BMW's supplier of switches not meeting their specs. It could fail to start one time, then another it would start, or it would never restart after initial failure. There is no prior warning when a switch is about to fail; it just goes! Left side doesn't shut the bike down, but right one can. Since you've had it happen twice, that's a strong indication the defective right handlebar combo switch might still be on your bike.
My left one failed and it was replaced with new (updated part#), but I paid for right one out-of-pocket because I didn't want to be stranded at worst possible time/place. This was before recall was issued. Now BMW is in process of reimbursing me for the right side I had done though it hadn't failed.
Software update (v14.2 fixes stalling issues) has nothing to do with starting, especially since you said all the lights were on and it wouldn't crank. Maybe your dealer needs to adjust the neutral gate, but personally haven't heard of anything like yours.
The dealers were supposed to check switch part#'s before recent K13's were sold/released; all recalls were to be done. My dealer still has a tri-color '09 K13S sitting in the showroom that's been there for almost a year... which means that bike had several recalls to be done: software update, brake reservoir sponge, & the left/right switches. Knowing my dealership, they've performed all those updates on that untitled bike already.
Anyway... just be sure your dealer has replaced the original switches if your bike falls into the BMW recall. They can look at part# label right on side of switch toward grip(s). The updated right switch should have this part#: 6131 7725 692. If you just take off the top half of the throttle housing, you can easily spot the part# label... do NOT remove or damage the label.
Last edited by Sheep; May 4th, 2010 at 4:13 pm.