Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Monroe, TN, US of A
'87 K100LT electrical issue.
New member, but have been riding this K100lt for over 6 years.
Alas, when it comes to electrical, I am way out of my league.
My current problem is that when I have had the battery connected, the battery indicator light is one when the key is off, and the master cut-off switch engaged. I've posted this issue on the MOA forum, but got hardly any avenues on what the issue is aside from being a short.
Today, I have charged the battery and tried connecting it with the key on and got nothing, but did hear what sounded like the cable arcing (hand connecting it, not bolted). Thought I had crossed the wires, so I reversed, and had the horn blow while still hearing an arcing sound.
For one, my battery cables are not color coated. I have a large cable connect near the alternator, and a smaller cable on the left side.
For the record, this had been my late dad's bike before he went to the behemoth 2002 K1200LT. I'm trying to sell both, but need to get the electrical issue of my K100 taken care (plus I want to ride it again.
A good picture of the battery connection and wires would greatly help. A known issue with shorts on the K100 is something a really seek. And someone out in Tennessee who could find and fix the issue would absolutely make me a very happy guy!