Re: Newbie, First Post & Need Help
I just wanted to thank all the members who responded to my first post. After several days of diagnostics, poking and prodding I discovered the reason my K1200LT failed to crank. Apparently over the Winter a mouse took up residence beneath the rear seat where the brains of the alarm system are mounted. Feeling cold and hungry, the mouse, I'll call him or her Honda, decided to chew on a multitude of wires. Some were actually severed, others severely damaged. Fortunately, I was able to splice and solder all the wires back together. I then used heat shrink tubing to isolate the repairs from one another. Afterwards, I wrapped the entire harness in cold shrink tape - it sticks to itself, but not the wiring. Lastly, I used flexible conduit to encase the harness.
The bike now cranks, but since the fuel tank has been removed, I'm not sure I'm out of the woods yet. I'm not in such a rush to put the bike back together as I will probably do some service, maintenance work beforehand.
Again, a sincere thanks to everyone who responded to my call for help. Oh, and yes, the alarm system now operates as designed and responds to both key fobs accordingly.