Mr_Ed Posted November 19, 2007 Share Posted November 19, 2007 Yeesh! My 8 month old 2007 GSA wouldn't start yesterday morning. I turned the key and it went through it's normal "boot cycle". When I hit the starter it kind of half turned over and then everything went dead! I watched the screen and the bike seemed to go through another boot process....after that...no response from the starter. I tried turning off the bike and turning it on again...no joy. I put the battery on a charger overnight and still no joy. What's now odd is that normally the headlight doesn't come on until the motor is running....now it comes on as soon as I turn the key goes dim very quickly. I just happened to run into the guy who runs my local BMW shop Sunday afternoon and explained what happened. He diagnosed it as a toasted battery which is easily addressed under warrenty so in one sense it'll all be OK. Here's what tweaks me though... The bike is 8 months old, has always been garaged and never goes more than 6 days without getting 6+ hours of good riding. One would think that the battery would be the last thing I'd need to worry about. NOW... I wonder if I should carry a spare battery with me when I go on long trips OK... Going to stop whining now. Link to comment
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