Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Monroe, TN, USA
Major electrical problem with a '88 K100LT.
Riding to see my dad in the Hospital (son of Wood614 here...big man is doing better, but he is not out of the woods yet), and my K100LT had the battery rock forward and the negative connector and terminal hit the bike's frame, and possibly, I am pretty sure of, the starter/alternator (right side of the bike above the engine). Heard the arc before the bike lost all power. This happened as I was braking and hit a large dip at a stop sign. The battery is okay and has a full charge. But I cannot get anything to turn on. When I turn the key off, the clock fades on and flashes 0:00. All fusses are intact.
What just happened, and is there a way i can fix it without trailering my poor BMW back home? I am going to brush the leds clean and replace the screw the negative wire was attached with on to the terminal tomorrow.
Monroe (Fly Speck), Tennessee
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