Re: 2005 K1200LT
50K is not a lot of miles so that isn't anything to worry about. If you do your own wrenching and are a fair mechanic, I am sure with the help of this forum and a Clymer manual you could get it running again. If you have to rely on someone else to work on it, if you don't have deep pockets, it may not be the bike for you. They are great bikes to ride and I love mine. It is likely a fuel issue if it cranks and there are a couple things to look for.
First, do you hear the fuel pump run? key on and ear on the right faring, you should hear it run for a few seconds, then stop. This can be repeated by cycling the kill switch on the right handlebar. You should hear it run for 2 to 3 seconds to prime the fuel rail. If not, then you have a fuel pump issue to resolve. There are no sensors in the fuel system so even if you hear it running, that doesn't mean fuel is getting to the injectors. If it does run, then open the tank and look in with a good flashlight and repeat the fuel pump prime with the kill switch looking for any large disturbance or spraying fuel inside the tank. This would indicate a blown rubber line inside the tank and will keep the bike from starting. If neither of those things appear to be the issue, then purging the fuel system of old fuel and trying again might do it. The fuel regulator will allow fuel to cycle through the rail once new fuel is in the tank by doing the pump prime maybe 10 or 15 times. If none of that gets it going, it will take some in depth troubleshooting to figure out why it isn't starting. There have been several instances of varmints crawling up and chewing on the wiring harness and that too can be fixed should it be the case but requires significant disassembly to inspect.
$2700 for a running 05 would be a decent price but there are likely some maintenance items that would need to be looked at immediately like brake line replacement.
Let us know if you get it and we will help you get it running.
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced
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