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post #11 of 14 Old 01-04-2017, 08:36 AM
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Here is a WAG:
Perhaps your alarm is set to activate & arm automatically after 1 minute.
You not realizing this attempt to start it while the alarm is activated?
I have done this accidentally and the alarm does not sound if the key or key fob is near.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-04-2017, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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And .......... make it formal, so the problem is logged, next time you are having a Service.

Here in the UK, it's usually salt/grit that corrodes the kick-stand switch internally, but sometimes it can just be road dirt or debris that holds the switch open. A clean up helps, but often replacement is the best option to ensure reliability.

My wife's Kawasaki drove us mad with this very issue - we ended up replacing both the clutch & kick-stand switches before sanity returned. The problem was always dificult to replicate as the switches worked 95% of the time, but then occasionally, the engine would just die - not fun if this happens in traffic. Pull into the kerb, set the bike on it's stand & away it would go again. Turned out both switches were corroded internally when I ripped them apart, although they looked perfectly OK from the outside. BMW have experienced the odd problem with switchgear in the past, mainly kill switch & wonder wheel, so I think it is worth the dealer checking this out idc.

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Thanks. Very good advice-Taken.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-04-2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a WAG:
Perhaps your alarm is set to activate & arm automatically after 1 minute.
You not realizing this attempt to start it while the alarm is activated?
I have done this accidentally and the alarm does not sound if the key or key fob is near.


Thanks, will check on this one. Alarm was my initial guess, but everything is screaming kickstand switch at this point, but that's great knowledge for the future.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-05-2017, 10:13 AM
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Sorry, but I have to ask..... Is the kickstand up?
Sometimes we forget.

Thinking the same thing!! Been there done that!

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