Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Gansevoort NY, Burlingame, CA, USA
It does sound like the starter (worn brushes effecting a good internal ground), I had a simular problem with my K100RS. But as I was 150 miles from both home and parts and the bike would not start, I tried several things to get it running. I tripped upon the fact that I could get a good ground when I put the bike on it's center stand, and rock the rear wheel back and forth (just a couple of times, not rocking hard) while in third or fourth gear. This was enough to maybe displace some of the worn brush carbon material within the starter assy, I'd get juice, then be able to hit the swicth and start it. This got me home.