Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Bizarre Radio & Elec. Centerstand Behavior
OK oh knowing ones, I have a weird one here. Have had the radio problem where it just won't work at all, disconnect the battery for a few hours and all is well, etc. Recommendation from BMW service was to turn the radio off before shutting down, and waiting until after engine start to turn on the radio.
Now I am seeing new, strange behavior. Radio will come on for a while after starting up, but turns off on its own after a few minutes. Handlebar and tank-top controls may or may not respond during this time. Will come back on when I push the "on" button but won't remain on for long. "Radio" slot on the display is often blank, sometimes if I change the station the station display comes up, once it said "NO RADIO".
During the same time, my electric centerstand has been acting oddly, not deploying (fast flashing) in places where it ALWAYS works, like at home in the garage or at work - both completely level locations. No matter what I do, centerstand won't come down. If I turn off the ignition and turn back on, the centerstand works fine.
The fact that these two things are happening at the same time has me worried. I tried the standard "disconnect the battery" cure twice, to no avail. Is this dealer time?
'08 R1200RT Sand Beige Metallic