Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
2008 K1200gt - just dead!
Help anyone.. My 2008 K1200GT just went electronically dead (right after the warranty expired!!) One day last week I got on it in the garage and turned on the ignition, and everything lit up just fine. Turned it off and back out of the garage to go riding. In the few seconds it took to get backed out, I tried to start it and when I turned the ignition - nothing. No lights, no display, nothing.
Thought bad battery, bought a new one and put it in and attached the positive lead first and as I touched the negative lead to the battery the display came to life for a few seconds and then out!
After attaching the battery permanently - nothing and I know the battery is good (13.5v disconnected after initial charge).
I have no way to get the bike to the dealer for a diagnostic session.. any hints / thoughts? I am thinking something in the Can can system is shorted or pulling the system down?