Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Michigan City, IN, USA
Need Help - 04 K 1200 LT Multiple Issues
Yesterday I drove 7 hours to pick up a 2004 K 1200 LT with only 4k miles on it. It was stored in a climate controlled environment, but rarely ridden (obviously). I made the 7 hour ride home on it and it ran like a dream.
However.... The brake failure light and the ! light kept blinking and reverse wouldn't engage at all. The price was very good and there didn't seem to be anymore issues, so I rode it home without incident. I'm wondering if the two issues could be connected to one another? I checked and the abs is plugged in. Where should I start to look? Dealership is two hours away and I'd like to have a clue or try first before getting crazy and needing a second mortgage to fix it.
Also, I know it's from sitting, but the gas gauge doesn't work at all. Did this bike have a float or is it all electronic? Full tank reads half tank then drops to low fuel with the annoying warning light after about 40 miles. I just did what I always do and set the trip meter and gassed every couple of hundred miles, but I need to fix this if nothing else, for the warning light.
Last annoying issue is that the speedo reads 5 over actual speed which I can get used to, but on a bike with 4k miles,..... If anyone has any ideas where to start before I take it in, it would be greatly appreciated.