Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by Mitch_Rider
Hey, guys, need a little diagnostic help. Went to start the lonely LT sitting in my garage and it fired up and then immediately shut off. Put it on the battery charger overnight, green light on so should be fully charged. Went to start again and lights et all were fine and it sounds like things are spinning but nothing resembling a cough, sputter or start. Plenty of fuel, kickstand is up (or down in neutral) . Thoughts??
I'll appreciate your collective experience.
(I figure that the LT is just jealous of my new mistress and is acting up to get attention)
If you hear the starter motor spinning, but the engine is not turning over, it is likely the sprag clutch. Put the bike in gear and rock it back and forth, then try it again. May have to repeat this a couple of times to unstick the sprags in the clutch. Mine did that for a short while, then would not engage even after rocking it back and forth. Finally had to replace the sprag assembly, by far the worst project on the bike I ever tackled.
I have told people that the BMW assembly line must start with the sprag assembly, the the rest of the bike is built around it.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.