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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 9th, 2013, 1:18 pm Thread Starter
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K1200LT turns over but won't start

A few weeks ago I pulled my bike into the garage (running) and turned it off and placed on the center stand. Approx 3 weeks later I came back and the bike would not start. Battery is fine. Sprayed starting fluid in the #1 plug and the bike sputtered when trying to start, so I know I am getting spark. Fuel pump fuse is fine.

I started to rip off all the plastic, but now getting frustrated - my book says to check relay. Before I go there - what indication do I have if the relay is bad? Guess it could be the fuel pump, but not sure how I would verify that either. It does sound like it is cycling when I turn the key on.

The reason I know it is fuel related - when turning over the engine the plugs are dry. Any thoughts about what to do next? I can't see the relay yet, and have a full tank of gas. I am really hoping that one of you folks has a good suggestion without me having to tear everything apart.

Thanks a lot, guys.

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Re: K1200LT turns over but won't start

Sounds like the hose popped off the fuel filter. You can check by shining a flashlight in the fuel filler and turn the key on and off a few times and look for swirling fuel. Either way relay or fuel hose the tupperware and tank must come off. You can try the starting fluid again but this time spray in the snorkle on the right side of the forks that way it will get to all cylinders. If you have a meter or test light you can check the fuel pump relay by pulling the connector at the fuel pump and place the leads in the connector. It should show a momentary light or voltage indication when you turn on the key then it will go out.

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Re: K1200LT turns over but won't start

John,

That did the trick. Unfortunately, I had already taken the entire top end of the bike apart while trying to narrow down the culprit. When I took off the fuel pump assy on the bottom of the tank, the entire pump/filter came out and I immediately saw that one end of the hose to the filter was off. It is a shame, because I had to drain the entire (full) tank to solve this - my wife holding the funnel into the gas can didn't make her day either

Now one of the quick disconnects to the fuel lines snapped, but I will gladly pay a few bucks vs. a new fuel pump. It received lots of good tips by reading other posts. Thanks for chiming in, John. I really appreciate it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Glad you got it sorted out. I keep a matching QD with some tubing on it to drain the tank. Makes real easy. Enjoy!

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