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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 27th, 2010, 10:53 pm Thread Starter
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K1200LT - 2002 Will not start

I parked my 2002 LT up in my garage in June 2009 and removed the battery. Due work I have only just got back to the bike, installed the charged battery and have all electrics fine. However the engine will not turn over.
I was thinking it may be the connection to the starter motor corroded, not sure where this is on the bike at present but before I take off side panels etc just wondered if anybody could offer any other suggestions. Mileage is only 5000 so hoping to get some riding done very soon..
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 28th, 2010, 11:42 am
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Re: K1200LT - 2002 Will not start

1st - the obvious. Check the kill switch and that it's not in gear with the sidestand down. Then, If you've had the battery out you might have to sync your keyfob to get the immobilisor off. Watch the dash when you hit the disarm button. If it's working correctly the indicators should flash and the needles swing round the dials and back. If that's all ok, try a bump start. If it fires it'll point you in the right direction.
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Re: K1200LT - 2002 Will not start

And jiggle the reverse switch to make sure it's fully forward/off - the reverse interlock won't let the starter turn.

Also -- when you put the battery back in, did you hook up the small wire that runs directly to the starter from the battery positive terminal? It sometimes falls down in front of the battery and is missed while the main power cable is being hooked up to the battery. Another no-crank source.

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It would be nice if you came back to us.
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