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Bmw r 1100rt 1998

Bike been in garage over winter on optimate battery showing full ok started 1 month ago no problems now radio working clock working nothing else working no lights horn nothing no instruments nothing bike is dead checked all fuses help

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Check the battery with a voltmeter. If it drops below 11v while the key is on or you are trying to start it the battery is faulty. You can also try connecting jumper cables (I would do so without the donor vehicle running), if the instruments & lights work while cables are connected your battery is the problem.

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Initially, start with the clutch lever pulled in and/or the side stand folded up.

Offhand, check the 2 wires going to the starter relay. 1 should have a +12 while the other must go ground when starting.

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