K1200S won't start - gear position sensor?
I have a 2006 K1200S that I bought a few months ago. Black and yellow, more than fast enough for me, great bike. However, while riding to work a few days ago, I noticed the gear display jumping/cycling through gears, even though I was on the freeway staying in 5th. When I parked, it was doing the same thing. Shut it off, went in to the office, and when I came out at the end of the day, it wouldn't even turn over, and nothing was showing on the gear display at all. Loaded it up into the truck and brought it home, and still no display and no turning over, even in N with the clutch handle pulled in.
The interwebs have me thinking that it could be the gear position sensor, which I guess is also called the potentiometer. I am waiting for a CD with the service manual to arrive, but apparently it's being sent by horseback and isn't arriving for almost two weeks.
Anyone out there ever see this? Would a bad sensor prevent the bike from seeing it's in N and allowing the starter switch to work its magic? If relevant, before this happened, it was getting hard to find neutral when the bike was running, especially when stopped at a light. I was hoping maybe I could check a fuse, connection, etc. first, but this is my first BMW and I don't know where anything is, to be honest.