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Old 02-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Bmw R1200c Engine Trouble

Hello, this is my first post. I was riding Sunday night, and I hit an unseen pothole pretty hard. After I hit it, I tried to rev the engine and nothing. I put in the clutch and then she almost immediately died. I turned it off and tried to start it again, and it started and then instantly died again. I checked some stuff today, I have spark to both cylinders, my fuel pump is still making noise when preparing to start, and I removed one of the fuel lines and it had good flow coming from it. I'm not sure how to proceed from here, and would really love it if I could avoid taking it to someone. Wondering if you guys had any suggestions for me!
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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That could be a tough one... so I'll just throw out a few random ideas.

Is it running on both cylinders?

If not, things to check are for something out of place (possibly knocked loose during the harsh pothole hit). Vacuum leaks, intake leaks, throttle body sync, oxygen sensors in the headers, loose injectors, loose coils, etc. etc. etc.

If both cylinders are doing the same, find someone who can hook up a computer and read the codes. That could be hard to do... check maybe someone near you can help.

I've also had spark plugs crack... can be hard to see if the crack is in the lower ceramic, but that allows it to arc in places other than the top.

Pull the seat and check all the connections to the computer / battery. It may be something as simple as a loose plug.

Check fuse panel (maybe even just replace all the fuses, they are cheap)... I've had a fuse with a hair-line crack cause me to loose a lot of hair before.

Wish I had a better idea to help... I'm kind-a just throwing random stuff out.

Good luck. I hope you find it without having to pay a mechanic tons of dough.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:37 PM   #3
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The side stand switch, perhaps. If the switch is telling the bike that the stand is down it won't run in gear.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Too late

CajunRider & Anorak just itemized every contribution I was about to make. I'm out of here.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:58 AM   #5
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The C model has only one throttle body, check to see if it has come loose and has a air leak.

This has happened more than once on these models, most commonly with the "C" models.
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