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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2015, 1:52 pm Thread Starter
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K1200GT Starting Sluggishly

Saw some posts similar to my situation (sluggish turn over) and thought I'd get some advice here. Have had '08 for two years, (previously had a K1100 that would start on a partial turn), and it's always labored to turn over, even after a new battery and being on the tender. A couple of times it's done what others described - stopped in traffic, wouldn't restart, pull over, and after a few seconds, it starts. Dealer checked electrical and said all was good, and it was charging.

Seems like it should turn over easier and smoother?

Appreciate any ideas. Many thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2015, 2:45 pm
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Sounds like it could be the notorious hot start problem.
There is a known issue with the wire from the starter to the battery, BMW will replace this with a thicker wire I believe if you complain about it.
I had the same problems on my K1200GT but cured it by fitting an odyssey battery.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2015, 2:01 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks BigMC

Will have that checked out! Mike
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