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    Intermittent starting problem '04 R1150R

    After 1.5 years of never missing a beat to start, my 1150 has started to display an intermittent starting problem. The battery voltage checks out via multi-meter. It starts to crank then stops. Nothing. When I retry, it cranks for longer than normal and eventually comes to life. My dealer service dept next appointment is 2 weeks out. Mine is a daily rider with 61k miles. Hate to be back in a car for commuting & running around. Any ideas as to the cause(s)?

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    How old is the battery. May be worth pulling unit and taking to auto parts store or Batteries + to have them do a load test. A multimeter will show volts, but cranking amps is the key.
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    Whenever I hear crank and no start or intermittent start I offer the following. I went through hell and great expense figuring it out...

    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...903#Post968903
    Last edited by GIARCG; 07-20-2017 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
    How old is the battery. May be worth pulling unit and taking to auto parts store or Batteries + to have them do a load test. A multimeter will show volts, but cranking amps is the key.
    Not sure of the battery's age. Have only owned the bike 1.5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIARCG View Post
    Whenever I hear crank and no start or intermittent start I offer the following. I went through hell and great expense figuring it out...

    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...917#Post978917
    Getting an error on that link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryr View Post
    Getting an error on that link.
    Fixed... I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIARCG View Post
    Fixed... I think.
    Thanks GIARCG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
    How old is the battery. May be worth pulling unit and taking to auto parts store or Batteries + to have them do a load test. A multimeter will show volts, but cranking amps is the key.
    Thanks JAGARRA!

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