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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 2:03 pm Thread Starter
 
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Where's the button?

You guys are going to get a laugh out of this. I just put my new valve cover on and went to crank the bike but I can't find the starter button. Can somebody tell me how to start this beast? '04 K1200RS. Thanks!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 3:18 pm
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on the kill switch.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 5:04 pm Thread Starter
 
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Oh dear, the kill switch is broken off flush with the switch casing. So normally, you would press on the kill switch?
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 5:18 pm
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good advice

u scare me...............find a local independent bike mechanic to help get u started.
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Hey Billbeemer, what's to be scared about? I'm just trying to get my bike running, how about giving me some help? I took the switch apart and see there are two sets of contacts. I closed the set directly underneath where the switch would be then pressed down on the set alongside and it just stops the fuel pump from running. The ABS and the exclamation symbol warning light next to it are flashing back and forth, would that stop it from cranking? Or is that normal until the engine starts up? One of the forum members told me I could get a manual off of ebay but I can't find it, any suggestions? Helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Well, if the kill switch is missing, the starter button is missing, too. No telling what contacts are what, as there's two functions, kill and start. If one allows the fuel pump to run when the key is turned on, that would be the kill-switch function. Next problem is finding and figuring out how to imitate the start button.


Or, just get the start/kill button from a dealer, fixit.



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http://motors.shop.ebay.com/items/Pa...1016c&_fcsfc=0

Try this for a manual.

Also a parts fiche can be your best friend: www.webparts.com

Here is the ABS warning light sequence.
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I got a question.
If you still have the plastic off (i am assuming it's a wreck) from when you first got the bike. Did you pull the spark plugs, put the transmission in high gear and try to turn the rear wheel to see if the engine is free?

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2008, 8:08 pm
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a little help from my friends

so here goes. get the clymer manual on the web. it will cost around $50. also, www.beemerboneyard.com is a good site for used parts. i'd replace the whole switch mechanism.
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Hi brucecha and thanks for your help. My bike is wrecked, but not too bad. I'm just trying to get it fired up to see what I have engine wise (I put a good valve cover on and changed the oil and filter). I fished out a couple of peices of ally and a few rocks in the valve area but the cam lobes were in excellent shape. I'll try your suggestion of seeing if the motor will turn over tomorrow but I just don't hear the starter motor trying to do anything, like clicking or the bendix throwing in. Thanks for the ABS fault codes, my problem is the alternate flahing at the 1 second intervals, would this fault prohibit the engine from starting?
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