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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-Apr-2015, 04:58 PM (915) Thread Starter
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Unhappy GSA starts on its own

My 2013 GSA oil cooled is starting on its own. When i turn the ignition on the starter engages on its own. most of the time until the bike has turned over but sometimes partially. Even after the bike has started you can hear the starter still turning. when you hit the kill switch the bike turns off but as soon as you return it to normal the bike starts up again. Im still under warrenty but just trying to figure out what it is.....
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-Apr-2015, 05:22 AM (432)
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You have a conundrum that I don't even want to mess with. Take it to the dealership. I can only imagine what is the problem.

Does it only do it in neutral? With the sidestand up? Clutch pulled? Anything different to make the starter engage?

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Still under warranty? Sounds like the dealer needs to figure it out.

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Strait to the dealer without any further delay!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-Apr-2015, 07:31 AM (522) Thread Starter
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also my fog lights stop working the same week. the bulb, fuses, and the toggle switch are all good too. what the hell!!!!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-Apr-2015, 10:35 AM (649)
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Bad grip and switch assembly would be my guess. BMW has changed a lot of those, both right and left hand side.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2015, 10:10 AM (632)
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There are two options with this sort of problem:

1: Take it to the dealership and let them sort out the electrical hiccup.

2: Fashion a wooden cross, shave down the long end to a point, thrust into the heart of the bike (it's just under the gas tank on the left side above the cylinder). Be sure to wear a necklace of garlic, carry a bible, and gun loaded with silver bullets.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-Jul-2019, 02:53 AM (329)
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Unhappy Same Issue - how was your's resolved?

Hi dirtsailor (if you're still on the forum?)
My GSA has done a similar thing to that which your's did in 2015 recently: Engine turned over trying to start (dry running) with keys in fuel filler cap. Engine turned over on shut-down with ignition in lock position and kill switch off. Starter motor tries to engage when riding (can hear the engagement-of-moving-flywheel noise and feel bike accelerate / decelerate).

Did you get to the bottom of the problem with your dealer?

1 - I'm thinking ignition switch fault or;
2 - ECU fault or;
3 - Starter switch (on handlebar fault).

Or get another bike....

Can you help?

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