Question about 2008 BMW K 1200 GT
It sounds like there is something draining your battery such as an alarm. I would start by charging the battery up and checking the bike starts ok. Then totally isolate the battery and wait a few days. Reconnect it, does the bike start? If no, then its a bad battery (just because its new doesnt mean its good).
If you have a multimeter you can use this to find what is causing the problem. This can be acheived by putting it in series with the battery. There will be some current drain, but no more than around 50mA. If you have a larger drain then start by removing one fuse at a time and see if the current drain reduces to an acceptable level.
This should then help identify which circuit is giving you the problem.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: bad battery
Don't rely on on whether the bike will start at a gas station to determine if the charging system is working. Get the multimeter out and do a proper test. Should be getting about 14.5 volts @ around 3K RPM. It's too easy of a test to to just skip. If it is charging then start looking for something else. Was the new battery properly charged to begin with? Loose battery connection? I suppose the GPS could be too much but you said that it was dying last november, so I would suspect something else. P.S. you need a properly charged battery to get an accurate reading for the charging test.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
It is the dogs on the gears themselves that are worn. Only solution is to replace them, which means an engine strip or full replacement with another engine from a salvage shop.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Sounds like you need to check your charging system.Battery when engine running alittle over idle should charge at 14.5 volts. If it does not check the output of your stator by testing lead at the regulator rectifier... It may be you have a bad regulator rectifier...
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
SOURCE: Bike starts but won't idle
I'm having a similar electrical/idling problem with my Dakar with 6K miles on it and 2 seasons on battery. What did you finally determine as cause?
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
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