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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2020, 6:36 am Thread Starter
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2002 K1200 LT Inherited??? Starter

Ok I just inherited a 2002 LT with 19,000 miles and I want to get it running. Uncle had a stroke and it hasn't been cranked in about three years. Pumped all the old fuel and put in new, but the starter wants to run all the time, any help would be appreciated and TIA!!!!
The bike is in excellent shape it has been garaged its whole life!!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 2020, 2:22 am
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Looks like you (or someone) has fried the starter relay, quite a common occurrence if trying to start these bikes with a low battery. Lots to read here on fixes
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Looks like you (or someone) has fried the starter relay, quite a common occurrence if trying to start these bikes with a low battery. Lots to read here on fixes
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Yeppers, I pulled the starter relay out and found the relay burnt, I burnished the contacts nice and clean, works like a new one!!! Had to YouTube it and find the relay first......
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 2020, 2:59 am
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What colour was the relay? From memory it should be green from ‘01 but don’t know when it was changed in the LT range. I’m guessing you have the older style black relay and recommend you go back in and change it for the newer style relay with inbuilt electronics to help prevent the contacts welding by shutting down power when the battery level is low. While the relay is working fine now, it could fail again at any time as it has been compromised, meaning the relay could trigger the starter at any time resulting in a burnt out starter. I believe the newer relay is now the only one available.
BTW, you have probably posted in the wrong area. If you had posted on the RS/GT classic page you likely would have had many more replies. Also, it’s a good idea to first search the appropriate forum page with your issue as in your case, there is heaps posted about this specific problem. Sailor and H96669 amongst many others have a wealth of knowledge and always willing to share.
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2002 K1200RS Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins. 183,000kmís
2016 K1300R Black, Remus hexacone. 6000kmís
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1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
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It has the black Bosch 906 relay.....I'll look into an upgraded one, THANKS!!!!

I still have it all apart changing all the fluids as well, brake, clutch, transmission, oil and FD.
Fuel filter as well since I have the tank off.....pulled it to drain all the old gas.

Still trying to decide if I should keep it or sale it after I get it in top mechanical order, 19,000 miles???
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Brake fluid change is a complex procedure given the pesky and complicated I-ABS brake system on these bikes. Make sure you have good literature on hand before you begin, and if youíve not attempted this before, you will need a ďspecialĒ tool which you can fabricate yourself from an old socket.
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2002 K1200RS Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins. 183,000kmís
2016 K1300R Black, Remus hexacone. 6000kmís
The family history
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
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