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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2007, 5:49 pm Thread Starter
 
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Just went for a ride and my starter is stuck on.
Kill switch, key off, and it is still cranking.
Any thoughts.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2007, 5:58 pm
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Disconnect battery.
Take out battery and recharge.
Starter solenoid stuck.

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If this were a K1200LT, I would think you had a stuck starter relay. But since this is a CANBUS bike, I'm not sure whether this issue is the same.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2007, 6:09 pm
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That happened to my truck once, I tapped the key and it released. Try hitting the starter button, if that doesn't work disconnecting the battery is the only option. Let us know.
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Thanks guys.
I'm not sure if I really hosed my GT up or not.
I have never pulled the cover for the battery, and didn't know where it was so I pulled the connectors on the "Motronic", under the seat and that, with the constant cranking, after a couple of minutes the motor died.

Kinda smelled a little burn smell, maybe from the starter?
Removed the cover and disconnected the battery. Checked voltage first / 12.7 V.?
Thanks to just Joe for calling me right back, I was freaking out!!!
(I'm thinking steak AND lobster !)

I now have the battery out, and on a 2 amp charger with the setting for a gel battery.
Any ideas on how long I should leave it on. ???

"Bossman", I am going to use pay-pal immediately to "donate" to the forum. It wasn't untill this happened that I realized just how much I count on you guys even tho I haven't met you face to face.
In graditude.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2007, 8:00 pm
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I had the same happening to me 6 months ago when I had the K12GT for only a few weeks: after a hard ride and fueling up, when starting the bike it kept on cranking!

Nothing helped to shut it down. Eventually, by switching the key off and on several times, it shut up.

Never happened since, but at least I made a notice to my dealer...

No problems after that one mishap though.

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Originally Posted by GTdavey
Just went for a ride and my starter is stuck on.
Kill switch, key off, and it is still cranking.
Any thoughts.
Thanks.
See this thread Starter relay...

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2007, 2:37 am
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See this thread Starter relay...
Thanks Chris, I was going to point him that way..,

I can tell you it is a starter relay, and it is the only relay on the bike, AND it is buried under the gas tank.

Get the bike towed, and make sure they replace the starter! You don't know how fast that thing turned while it was engaged on the last ride before you tried to shut it down. If you smelled burning, I'd have them replace the main lead to the starter as that is probably what you smelled. At a minimum have them do a thorough check on the lead.

I'm starting to wonder about this being a weak part...
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2007, 7:03 am Thread Starter
 
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Chris -
Thanks for the reminder.
I charged the battery all night and re-installed it in the bike.
BC flashed and starter did not engage upon re-installation. (so I guess the relay is OK ?)
Started the bike up and it seemed to start ok with the exception of a little grinding noise the first time I hit the starter button ???

Cycled the start on/off about six times. The only noticable difference is my idle is now very erratic ???
Wasn't there something posted about after having the power removed that the BC has to learn the throttle again ???
(found it...../ Be sure to perform the TPS max open position reset (or whatever the hell it's called)after buttoning everything up.

Insert key into ignition, turn to on but do not start, twist throttle from fully released to fully open three times, then switch off ignition.
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IF it's not too cold today, I will take her out for a little excersise.
This has been the ONLY real issue with my GT, I am still on version 6.0.

What I learned from this:
1) Keep the battery charged fully.(I was under the impression riding once a week in the winter would do this ?)
2) Even tho the bike is very sophisticated/know where things like the battery/computer ect. are located and how to get to them in a hurry. (DUH!)
3) My fellow riders on this forum are helpful/decent/ human beings.( not sure why I thought otherwise ?) Anybody traveling thru So. Idaho has a place to stay, tho the company may be a little boring.

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i am so happy that everything worked out
this forum IS amazing
the people.... the info...
but, mostly.... the people
and THIS is a classic situation proving that

kudos to everyone who helped out and posted here
and for joe for calling so quickly
he is the greatest
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