K1100RS Hard to Start
Need help folks, especially since my nearest dealer is 90 miles away.
I have a 96 model and have to hit the starter 18 - 20 times before it will start. I have changed plugs, dumped and refilled the tank, tried and additive all with no luck.
Does it cut out unexpectedly when riding?
Does it exhibit any performance oddities when riding such as low idle, sluggish response, surging, stalling, etc?
How has the maintenance been? Has it sat for extended periods and if so was Sta-Bil or the like used? What about the fuel filter, the air filter, etc?
After ten or so tries starting, pull a plug - is it wet? Strong spark from the plug?
Ted's right. It's got to be lack of spark or fuel. You need to find out which it is.
Check the connector for the coolant sensor. It's found near the left frame down tube on your bike. They tend to corrode slightly, sometimes causing the Motronic to "substitute" a coolant temperature of 64 degrees.