Well, here we go again. Another problem and I'm starting to run out of patience.
My 2018 RS won't start. Everything seems fine at first. Key on, fuel pump primes, normal startup on the dash, hit starter button and nothing. No click, no turn over, just nothing. Left me stranded 150 miles from home at the start of an overnight ride, which had to be cancelled. Luckily, it would still push-start, so I was able to get it home.
-Leaving my house, first push of button did nothing "huh, that's weird". I happened to roll back a few feet then push the button and it started...strange.
-Stopped for breakfast, bike won't start. Walked it to a shady spot, started right away.
-Stopped for gas, bike won't start. Noticing a pattern from before, I let it roll a few feet in neutral. Starter button worked! started right up. Turned it off to test. Starter button does nothing at first, roll bike, it starts. Very weird, but okay, I can deal with it for now.
-Next gas stop, won't start. Roll it around and try again, not working this time...kept trying but I gave up after a while. Asked a random trucker for a push. Got up to 10-11mph, popped clutch in 2nd gear, its running. Time to turn around and head home.
-From there, I made sure my stops were strategically planned...somewhere near a hill...but I made it home.
This issue came up at 16,733 miles. I was hoping most of the bugs were already sorted by now, if the dash was going to fail, it should have done it already. Apparently that was not the case. We'll see what the dealer says when I find a way to get there...it might be a while...which makes the whole situation worse. I hoped it was just the battery but I swapped it with a new one, no change.
Symptoms are actually exactly like this thread: