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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2006, 5:24 pm Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 03 k1200rs 40000 no start no nothing

turn on key- fuel pump,ABS works.push start button and can hear the solenoid soft click, nothing happens. no lights,no turnsignals,no flashers,no inst lights. Have to push bike to start. ABS flashes but ABS works ok. Speedometer very erratic. No headlight no tail light no turn sinals. has anyone had a problem like this. Was told that the starter had to be taken out and cleaned. Can't seem to find any info on taking the starter off if nessacery. I have a maint cd and the starter removal looks like a big job, has any one done this? If so please advise. Just trying to save 7or $800 THANKS BY2ORBY$

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2006, 6:33 pm
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First thing to start with is the battery.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2006, 4:25 am
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Yep, before you even think about removing anything, check the battery AND connections are clean.

If the starter you were thinking of removing was dead, ask yourself why the rest of the electrics aren't working (which has nothing to do with the starter). You didn't say if the lights were ok or not after you push started the bike. Running a bike like this with a battery virtually open circuit can be bad news. The alternator puts out rough dc that has to be smoothed by a good battery to make sure instruments work properly.



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sounds like a gnd circut ...check all your gnd leads.....and the main hot at the starter....good luck
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The starter cleaning refers to the fact thet the starter provides a ground path for the electrical system, at least on the earlier K's I don't know if that is consistent with the 1200 series. It does sound like a marginal battery.
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thanks guys believe it or not it was the main ground of the bat. i installed an upgrade to the brake lights with the grd wire going to the bat. some time later had the shop instal a new bat. when they hooked the new bat up they only hooked up one grnd which just so happened to be the brakelight ground. evedently the bat ground wire was under the bat box and getting a ground from somewhere. after a week or ten days the bat wire lost it's contact and no start. after a little advice from the '' untrained guys on the website" dealer quote- they wanted me to bring it in $70 hr. i fixed it myself thanks again guys
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thanks guys believe it or not it was the main ground of the bat. after a little advice from the '' untrained guys on the website" dealer quote- they wanted me to bring it in $70 hr. i fixed it myself thanks again guys

Imagine what we could do over here WITH a little training. :wtf

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Wink Glad you are up and running

But the rule still stands. Always check customer installed accessories first. And now the 1st add on in many years. Even if the customer was not the last one to mess with it.

Wow I didn't know BMW made motorcycles, Yeah I think Honda does too.
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..a little advice from the '' untrained guys on the website" dealer quote..
Always remember, this advice from "untrained guys" only costs you what you pay for your Internet access. We don't charge by the hour, and we don't forget to reattach ground wires.

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