Re: Help the "FNG"...
The 05 LT has the updated blue starter relay with the low voltage cut out. If the starter starts and stops with certain configurations of the interlocks, then the relay is fine.
The interlocks do keep the starter from engaging when in gear and side stand is down or clutch is not disengaged. The emergency cut out relay is wired to the kill and feeds the load shed relay. The reason your lights are going out is the load shed relay is cutting out as it is supposed to when the starter is depressed.
Does your bike start itself or try when you turn on the key, in neutral and side stand up clutch pulled in?
If it does and you still have the tank off, locate the right multi function switch plug in the area of the RED arrow on the connection block. I think it is the top connector Black with a blue 2 position plug inside next to it with a single heavy wire connecting the two plugs. Pull out the plugs and see if the issue goes away. If it does, you may have shorted the starter button connection and need to get a replacement multi function switch.
It sounds like everything is working as it should but possibly the starter button is fused. This would be true if and only if you turn on the key with all interlocks met side stand up clutch in or not in gear and it starts itself and the starter stops with clutch in and you put the side stand down while in gear. ( you said you hear the starter engage in neutral. ) Lights not working when all are met indicates the starter button is pressed and has shut off the load shed relay. At least that is a place to start. It could be as already suggested, melted wires in relation to the starter button. Easy test is pull the right multi switch plug.
You need to do the canisterectomy as either you have a blocked vent tube to the tank or the canister is clogged from a tip over or overfilling.
EDIT: I just realized that the kill switch is also on the right multi switch so pulling the multi switch plugs out would disable the starter by opening the kill switch which is normally closed. I will get the wires to test the starter button when I get home to look. I think it is going to be a black with yellow and green with yellow that goes to the starter button. You can measure those with a meter. Should see a connection when button is pressed and NC when not pressing it.
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Last edited by bmwcoolk1200; Apr 11th, 2017 at 3:34 pm.