Question about BMW K 1100 LT Motorcycles
When you say Start the engine...do you mean the starter engages and starts cranking engine?
If thats the case most bikes use a starter relay (aka starter solenoid) that has a cable directly from the battery to it. The starter button with the key on, energizes the relay, so the solenoid sends power to crank the starter.
If the solenoid is stuck in the closed (electrically) position power will flow to starter whenever the battery cables are connected. So the solenoid needs to be replaced....you could try tapping it to free the contacts but its probably damaged.
If the bike is cranking and starting and running without the key in, it would suggest multiple wiring issues or mods have been made.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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