Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
No sparks or fuel?
Hi all. I bought a 44K miles K1200RS 1997 last Sunday after the BMF rally and rode it home in the pouring rain for 150 miles without a hitch. The following day I washed the bike and after washing it started it to warm up. It ticked over for about 2 minutes the stopped abruptly. I tried to restart but it just span over, coughed a few times then nothing. I put it in the garage and tried again the next day. It fired up on the button but I had to keep the bike running on the throttle. There was a clicking noise from the left side of the bike that I now know to be throttle motor that keeps the tickover correct, not sure of the 'proper' name for it. Again it stopped almost as soon as I let it tick over itself, stopping abruptly with a 'clonk' noise. It now refuses to start. It goes through a start up OK, as far as I know being new to this bike and not having owned one before. On power up the pump runs and sound healthy for approx 5 seconds, the fuel hoses on the tank connection expands as pressure comes up. The neutral light oil light, temp light, both ABS lights (flash) etc. Pushing the start button cranks the bike over fine but no start! Having read a bit on the internet I checked the side stand switch, put it in gear with the ignition on and slowly lower the side stand, neutral light flicks on. I've pulled the plugs and they are bone dry, despite many cranking attempts, there are no sparks. Is there a sensor / relay that cuts both systems if the management system is not happy? I have dismantled much of the bike and checked all connections etc, no water which is what I was expecting to find. While looking the bike over it does not appear to have much maintenance under the bodywork covers so I pulled the air filter (filthy but a K&N so cleaned and put back in), and have drained the tank and removed the pump / filter so I can replace the filter. I have ordered a Clymer manual. I would like to check all the relays but have no idea which is which!! Sorry to ramble so much. Anyone got any thoughts while the manual wings its way through the post? Cheers R