New GT 1300 also Dead
Bike has 550 miles on it. Went to start it at work (it was in gear and I did screw around with the clutch tension adjuster) put up the kickstand hit the button and nothing happened.
Made sure it was in neutral, cycled the stand a few times, shut off the ignition for a minute or so turned on the ignition waited for diagnostics to run and hit the button - nothing happened. Plenty of battery power - lights are bright, directionals work, flashers, horn, cycled it like three more times.. nothing.
Called the shop - did what they told me to do (exactly as above) - nothing. MAXBMW truck is on the way to get the bike. Tom the service manager is more pissed off than I am.
OK - went across the street got a sub (italian, pickles and onions) - maybe 15 minutes later got back on the bike told myself to just do what I always do and bingo the bike started.
What I noticed:
When I was hitting the starter and the bike was not responding the fuel level bar on the dash would disappear. I have no idea of the significance of this but I did notice it every time I held in the button (this no longer happens now that things are working normally).
I also believe that in order to truly "reset" the ignition you have to wait 10 or so minutes. Did I read in one of these forums that some auxiliary powered farkles will remain powered for a short time after the ignition is shut off? I told Tom the info I got from SFOSTERS problems about the switches he is checking it out today. Bike goes in Friday am for the oil change. I'll keep you posted