Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Re: Electrical trouble shooting
Gee...sounds like what happened to mine last winter. Flat tire early January. Combination of icy mornings and lack of funds for tire caused the LT to sit for 2 months. Battery had enough to light lights, but not turn starter. Hit it with the battery tender enough to start the bike. Next day, totally flat battery. Tender showed 'overload', meaning more than 1 amp being drawn. Tried to use another battery to jump start the bike--starter wouldn't go. Seems my anti-theft device had failed, drawing way too much current, and ran the battery flat. With the jump-start battery the 15A fuse F3 blew.
The anti-theft device falls into the 'hot wired' category that Mike mentioned--something that is powered at all times, even with the key out.
2001 K1200LT der LadungsTräger