Originally Posted by midnitejaz
That single audible alert (and running light flash) 20 seconds after turning off the key is the immobilizer activating... press/hold the right fob button, you should get the same single tone indicating its inactive and the bike will start. (fingers crossed) and be sure to check the other prerequisites
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, TOOTS!!!
Just got home (11PM) and had to try all this stuff...
Deactivated alarm from fob (I set it after I pushed it back into the garage - uphill - last night).
IT STARTED RIGHT UP!!!
Tried the centerstand - IT WORKS FINE!!!
So I had the immobilizer set to passively arm (that explains the one chirp 20 seconds after I shut the bike off) which makes sense, because if I have a choice, I passively arm things. I was bummed to find out my car didn't offer that feature.
Centerstand? I'm guessing water in the sidestand sensor switch. Just a guess.
HERE'S INFO FOR EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED:
1. The bike starts on the sidestand - in neutral, of course. Then again, what bike doesn't?
2. The centerstand WILL deploy when the bike isn't running and the ignition is on.
I tried several combinations to determine 1 & 2. Keep in mind, mine's a 2005. YMMV.
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! Everything suggested gave me ideas.
Got to give credit to: Midnitejaz and zippy_gg. One of you two nailed the answer. I tried both sacrificing a young chicken and deactivating the alarm and one of those worked. Since I didn't have a live young chicken handy (the ones in my yard are all several years old), I ate some El Pollo Loco.
Don't care which solved the problem 'cuz I was full and the bike started. Whenever that's the case, life is good!
Thanks to all.