Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Originally Posted by CRom11
need help/advice. Been recently to France and (thankfully) on the way back my starter gave up. Firstly when pressing the start button it seemed to slowly turn over once and then nothing. Bump starting the bike was fine so wasn't too worry about it and parked the bike on hill where possible. Initially I thought it could be the battery. Have the bike from March this year and done over 5000 miles on it without a single sign of a problem. Before leaving UK I took it to local BMW dealer to check if everything was OK and also outstanding fuel pump recall was done... In LeMans I found a BMW garage where the guys took it straight away in and after an hour I've been told its the starter. The only difference was that the starter button didn't do anything at all now. Came home, ordered new battery, booster plug and new starter and today I decided to replace the starter and battery. All done but silly me I didn't check if it was working and put all bike back together. Turning the key all checks pass fine and pushing the starting button nothing..
Before I take it apart again would there be something they could disconnect that I haven't noticed? Any ideas appreciated..
I would check the starter button and wiring and then the switches on the side stand and clutch lever that act as interlocks on the starter circuit.
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