Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA, USA
K1300S Hot day starting problems
New BMW owner. I'm hoping forum members might have some insight on this problem.
Back in July 2011 I bought a ’09 K1300S white/silver color w/3K miles on it. Since then I discovered on 3 occasions that if my bike sits in hot direct sun, or worse yet covered with a black stretch cover in hot direct sun… it won’t start. Won’t start means the computer won’t finish its self-check (ie., no yellow or red triangles displayed) , no fuel pump buzz and click, starter switch does nothing.
I’ve been assured by the local shop that my bike has its right switch upgrade completed and latest SW upgrade.
The third time this happened I moved the bike to a shaded spot and 5 minutes later it started. As I remember only the front of the bike was shaded. I know there is a temperature probe in there somewhere, do I have to carry Freon and spray that temp probe for hot day starting?
Anyone else experience this problem? If you did, any solutions from your dealer?