Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
Re: Starter Problems
My first thought would be to fully charge the battery. Jumper cables often don't work as well as you might thingk. And if you start the car and try to jump it, I think that is considered a no-no on the forum. Not sure why, but I recall reading soemthing about it (jumping with/without motor).
As for the starup sequence, when I turn on my key I definitely get a full blown instrument check (all needles move, al lights flash) just when I turn the motorcycle on.
I will also offer the old adage about the alarm reetting to factory defaults. That setting imobilizes the system so you can't start it. When that occurs, if it doesn't register your key fobs, you need to use your security key to reestablish the link between key fob and alarm. Mine, thankfully, was reset by the dealer to disable that feature so the alram is only active when enabled by the rider.
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (sold - sigh)
1996 Sinus (aka Cirrus) Blue Metallic R1100RT