Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New Berlin, WI, USA
Need Advice - Electric System Issue
I'd welcome your help solving what I hope will be a minor problem with the electric system on my 2005 K1200LT.
I wanted to go for a ride today. I clicked the ignition switch on and got a dead electric system. No dash lights, no operating lights, nothing. I hooked up a battery tender and two minutes later turned the ignition key to the on position. Everything lit up, plenty of power, and the engine cranked right over. The bike idled for a few minutes then I turned it off and rolled it out of the garage.
When I tried to start it a few minutes later, same thing happened. Completely dead electrics. I hooked up the battery tender again, BUT DIDN'T PLUG IT IN, got some minor sparking when the alligator clips touched the battery terminals, everything lit up and the bike started.
I let it idle while I put on my gear. Presto! As soon as I was ready to go, the bike stopped running, dead dashboard, no headlights, etc. What the heck?
I rolled it back into the garage, connected the battery tender to the terminals again, didn't plug it in, turned on the ignition and everything lit up and the bike started.
Any idea what's going on here?
Inside my 60 year old body is a 35 year old brain wondering what the hell happened.
2005 Suzuki Burgman