I'm back to riding after 20 years off. I rode a friend's GS for a couple of laps and that was it – ran straight out and found a great deal on a barely used 2005 LT. (As a kid, I was always jealous of my big brother's way cool coal black '65 Beemer. So take that, Mike!)
It's also been fun to check the forum from time to time to see what's up. I've learned a lot just wandering through other folks posts here. But now I'm stuck with a puzzle that I can't find in the archives. It's 120 miles to the nearest dealer. This is do-it-yourself country, so time for my first thread!
We were out of the country for 3 weeks but when back I hopped on my 2005 LT on return, the battery was flat. It had just enough juice that I could hear the 6CD player channeling, – that may have been part of what ran it down. Anyway, after disconnecting the battery leads I put it on the charger. It came back up to full charge, but I couldn't get the starter to engage. Thinking maybe the battery was not holding the charge for more than a few seconds, I tried jump starting from my Subaru. Again, full electric shows on the instrument panel and lights, but not even a hint of starter action. Not a sound.
So I came to the source of all wisdom, the BMWLT Community
posts! Aha, I see, a past post says it might be the alarm system going whacko when I disconnected the battery. So I try to deactivate the alarm using the fob. Still no luck. Is there something I'm missing here? I have no doubt that I'll need to get a new battery when I'm down in Denver, but it would be nice to know that is all it is and everything else runs o.k.
Any ideas from youse guys?