Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boerne, TX, USA
KGT Shuts Down on Freeway!!!
I have a '04 K1200GT with about 8800 miles. I bought it at 7200 miles only 1 month ago.
Riding to work down busy IH-10 this week, the engine just shut down! Very disconcerting at 70mph. It was like I was out of fuel. As a matter of fact, I reached for the petcock to flip it to reserve . . . wait a minute! I'm not riding the R90/6 any more! So, I finally made it to the side of the highway and put it on the center stand. I thought, "well perhaps I hit the kill switch by accident". No, not that. Out of fuel? No, over 1/4 tank left. The electrics worked as I tried to restart but it just cranked with no fire.
I finally gave up and called for a tow and had it taken to the nearest dealer. They haven't diagnosed it yet but I'm wondering if anyone else has heard of anything like this? Any similar experiences with anyone? I've told others and they say, "never heard of anything like that happening". Someone did say that it might be the battery since it's the original but that doesn't make sense. Why would it appear to lose fuel supply because of a battery going out. Any vehicle I've ever owned kept running even if the battery was bad. Besides, it has always cranked right up and given no indication that the battery was on its way out.
Does this make any sense to anyone? Thanks for you input.