Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centerville, Oh, USA
I have a 98 k-1200rs and she has given me nothing but riding excellence since I bought her, although I ride very sporadically due to work and family. I went for an evening ride and the bike ran as smooth as usual, but about 5 miles out of town I stopped at a 4-way and all hell broke loose. At first I thought the drive train had an issue because it dropped off and the tach went to zero, but as I turned the corner and accelerated there was very little power, it felt as though I’d pulled 2 of the 4 plugs out, sluggish and a dead tach. I pulled off and let it cool down while I visually inspected for anything wrong but found nothing. I then fired up and limped home thinking maybe something would “clear out” and it would perk up.
I read into the issue and the only thing I’ve found was a possible dead or dying coil but I’m hesitant to buy one until I get a little more feedback one way or another. I’ve ridden all my life and I can do regular maintenance on 70’s bikes but I have left all work on this bike to BMW dealers. I've pulled the cowl and checked the plugs and they are not fouled, and I can't find any crimped or unattached wiring.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated as summer is quickly fading and the leaves are on the way.