This topic has been covered in other threads but I'm 'spreading the net a little wider' as I have to get to the bottom of this problem to preserve my sanity.
It's a 2007 EFI Speedmaster we're dealing with. The issue has already been discussed in Forchetto's thread:
but to cut a long story short there is a an issue with these twins where should the battery voltage drop by the tiniest amount the ECU shuts the bike down. The result? Key in, lights on, fuel pump whirs into action and then upon hitting the starter button I receive nothing but a depressing click. It's fine during the summer but as soon as the temperature drops it becomes a reoccurring problem. A pain when at home as having to jump start, potentially hazardous if I find myself stranded in the middle of nowhere in winter temperatures.
Forchetto has done stirling work in coming up with a solution on the Bonneville by modifying the starter relay so that it has an emergency start button. As a Speedmaster owner though the starter relay is tucked up under the tank meaning that access is, of course, restricted. There's talk of installing a possible 'bypass switch' which would effectively do the same job but as I'm no electrical expert I need some guidance.
Anyone out there experienced the same issues or know how the by pass switch would be installed? I know a lot of people store their bikes for the winter and so may not have come across this but I ride all year round and would like to do so safe in the knowledge that I won't end up stuck out in the wilds with frostbite setting in!
Thanks in advance...