Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chesterfield, VA, USA
Is this a Battery issue?
I ride an 07 K1200GT pretty much every day and have 27,000 miles on it. Recently, it was in the shop for two weeks to replace the final drive and master cylinder. It sat for two weeks, which is probably the longest the bike has sat since I bought it.
Yesterday, coming to work the "brake failure" light came on and stayed on. this happened the last few miles of a 30 minute commute. However, the brakes worked fine. After the local traffic died down, I went down to the garage, started her up and took it for a short 10 minute ride. No problem and no light.
On the way home, about two miles from home the light came on again. Then I got stuck in construction traffic where I sat still for a short period. The bike acted like it was going to stall out and the headlight became very dim. I pushed the revs up to about three thousand and held it there, but the engine started to stall, then would come back to life. It would cycle like that with the headlight growing dim when the engine started stalling.
I put the battery on a tender this morning and took the car again. After $2,800 in repairs, I really don't want to take it the 80 miles back to the BMW shop. Does this sound like a battery issue?