Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Re: continued issue with my lt1200
It really sounds like a "fuel" supply problem.
These bikes are "fuel injected".. that means there is a fuel pump to supply fuel at a specific fuel pressure and volume range.
The fuel pump power is "controlled" by a "relay". That Relay is, of course, electrically activated by the "brain"... affectionately called the "Motronic" or "Moronic" when it is acting up.
When you power on the bike, the Motronic will turn on the "fuel pump relay". The relay activates and in doing so, "completes" the electrical circuit ... which means it "switches on" the fuel pump.
There were some KNOWN bad fuel relays on the '05... they failed when COLD.. like sitting overnight or anytime they could cool below about 50 degrees.
If you are NOT smelling fuel, that's the likely culprit.... The dealer will fix it...
If you can smell fuel, the problem is likely with the "ignition" circuit.. It is controlled in the same manner as the Fuel, by the Motronic.
There are a couple other things that com to mind, but these are the primary ones... I don't know the history of your machine, (mileage/repairs/how long have you owned it/etc..) so maybe you could ask the dealer to "reseat" all the connectors on the bike... it will take a little time, but could fix the problem.... poor connections can wreak havoc on a machine so dependent on reliable electricity.
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