Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Naples, FL, United States
Re: 2005 K1200LT-quits while running
Thanks for the replies...when it dies, it is DEAD, no dash lights, doesn't crank. Could it be the ignition switch? Last night, after it cooled down,
(about 15 min) it started fine. After we disconnected the canister, we ran it (neutral) in the garage for an hour. It didn't quit, but after we turned it off, it wouldn't start. Maybe it got too hot just running in place. The problem with gas leaking seems to be gone. We will check the connection at the starter, because the battery is less than a year old. Bike is driven almost every day. From what I have read (I am only the passenger, but a better searcher for answers) on the forum, my thought is the cannister got trashed. We had an overflow from the tank when the pump for the rear gas tank pumped fuel into a full front tank. When we removed the gas cap, the fuel overflowed like it was being pumped out. This being a trike, getting to the cannister to remove and inspect it requires more than trunk removal. This is a Hannigan conversion, and because it is seamless, it does make accessability to things "under the trunk" more of a challenge. We had to have an access opening cut to get to the alarm when it needed replacing. Maybe we can get to the canister through that. If the canister is trashed, will it hurt to just leave it where it is (disconnected)?