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Offline lather

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09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« on: December 16, 2016, 04:48:34 pm »
Keypass operating, cranking healthily but will not fire. Just finished reinstalling my battery and also had my tank off, running some acc. wires under tank.

When I hit the start button, engine cranks and the fuel gauge bars flash and go up and down. I have never seen this before, anybody ?
Going out to raise tank and look for problem. Any ideas welcomed.

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 04:54:08 pm »
My first suspect would be your battery connections and especially the ground (-) connection from the battery to the frame.  The starter motor will run down to almost 0V provided there is enough current available but the ECU will not work with a low voltage which is what you get when you have a poor connection somewhere.

Check that first before you take the tank back off and make sure you didn't leave something disconnected.
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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 05:27:31 pm »
Lather,
When you initially turn the key on do you hear the fuel pump running for a few seconds?  Check your tank connections.
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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 06:11:29 pm »
I am with Matt
Sounds like you may not have properly connected  your fuel pump
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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 06:41:06 pm »
Yes, the fuel range mod had come disconnected. It is fixed now and all is well. Thanks for the replies!

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 08:04:30 pm »
How many miles on that bike now?? Off subject, but ???

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 08:18:33 pm »
Only 21000 on the 09. I put 90 on the 08 yesterday,  closing on 177000.

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 08:35:04 pm »
Only 21000 on the 09. I put 90 on the 08 yesterday,  closing on 177000.

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 10:37:15 pm »
I put 90 on the 08 yesterday,  closing on 177000.

Damn lather, quit riding it. I thought I passed you already  :nananana:. I'm only 174,000 something  :'(.

Guess I better get to riding, cold or not  :).

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 11:09:58 pm »
I put 90 on the 08 yesterday,  closing on 177000.

Damn lather, quit riding it. I thought I passed you already  :nananana:. I'm only 174,000 something  :'(.

Guess I better get to riding, cold or not  :).

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My bad; 167500.  Hardt to keep up with two of em.

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 11:17:02 pm »
Only 21000 on the 09. I put 90 on the 08 yesterday,  closing on 177000.


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Me too! Put 10,000 on the 09 since I bought it in April. I'll break 30,000 for 2016 on all 5 bikes, actually 6, one was sold and bought another. Check out http://www.wfr-ridersclub.com/miles/miles.asp Ron Kellenbenz has over 45000!

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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 01:08:34 pm »
I didn't even have time to make popcorn and this one was solved! Great job!
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Re: 09 wont start, fuel bar flashing
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 03:14:44 pm »
I didn't even have time to make popcorn and this one was solved! Great job!

Yep! I need to comment about what a great resource this forum is. This issue was an easy one and I figured it out myself but had it been more difficult what a luxury to have several well informed, helpful replies in less than  3 hours! :great: