K1200LT Radio Dead
I’ve searched the forums for my radio problem and have tried all the quick fixes, but still no radio/CD. I have a 2002 LT with 42K miles on it. The radio has stopped working quite often while riding, but I just hit the power button and it comes right back. Twice in the 4 years I have owned this bike the radio went off and would not come back with just the power button. The disabled battery trick fixed that both times. Now it has gone out again and nothing works to get it back. Disabled the battery 3 times, pulled and checked all fuses twice, pulled the whole unit out and checked the 10 amp fuse in back, saw no water or corrosion, sprayed contact cleaner on circuit boards and all connectors, all to no avail. The CD player is also inop and I am not even able to eject the CD that is in it now. When I hit the power button the display lights up and about 10 seconds later it says “NO RADIO”. So, I know that at least I am getting power to it.
In some posts from 2012 I read about Baris, in England, that works on these radios. I’ve also contacted Becker. Baris said he can fix it, but didn’t give me a price yet. Becker said about $325. I’ll probably send it to one of these or just live without it, but wanted to give all of you experts out there one last chance to tell me about a cheaper, easier fix. Thanks for any ideas you have.