Bike: 2005 K1200S
First beautiful day of the spring, and time to collect the bike from self-storage.
Drive over there, push the bike outside, put on all my gear. Bike won't start.
It clicks a few times but won't turn over. As i try again, and again... the starter noise gets less and less, until theres nothing but a buzz.
So its sounds clearly like the battery. However the battery has been connected to an Optimate charger for the last 4 months.
I thought this was supposed to keep the battery maintained and fully charged. The charger did not signal that anything was wrong.... (other than a fully charged, normal battery). Nothing else has happened to the bike in the last 4 months. No work has been carried out on it. It has just stood in a 17ºC warehouse. When i put the bike away 4 months ago, everything was working fine.
Can the bike be push-started in order to get it to the mechanic ? Or is this not recommended ?
Any ideas as to what it may be if you DON'T think its the battery?
Whats the average lifespan of a bike battery? I have had the bike exactly 3 yrs. the battery had just been replaced when i got it.
thanks for any help....