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1991 K100RS won't start?????

I have a problem I hope someone can help with, I have a 1991 BMW K100RS 16V, when I attempt to start the bike, the starter turns over but the engine won’t start. While the starter is turning over the engine the headlight will flash on and off/flicker instead of staying off during the starting cycle. Any ideas?

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Re: 1991 K100RS won't start?????

This is where i go when i have a question on the bricks. Smart people just like here and you might get steered into the right direction. I cant say what exactly might be the problem.

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I have a problem I hope someone can help with, I have a 1991 BMW K100RS 16V, when I attempt to start the bike, the starter turns over but the engine won’t start. While the starter is turning over the engine the headlight will flash on and off/flicker instead of staying off during the starting cycle. Any ideas?

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The starter on the K100 is the grounding point for the Load shead relay in this system.
If you are having the lights come and go the load shead relay is not grounding properly. The first thing I would do is remove and clean the starter and fix the grounding problem this will probably cure your problem. The starter on the RS should easily accessed from the top. There are just two allen head bolts holding the starter in. One thing that could be happening is the bolts on the starter are loose which will cause the same problem.
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Re: 1991 K100RS won't start?????

If the starter checks out fine it might be the relay.
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