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Offline tomde

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FI error
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:10:15 am »
On my way in to work this morning I got a "FI error" message.  It only lasted long enough to read the message and didn't come back, I road for another 30 minutes.

The error came on a smooth road, cruising at 70mph ( indicated ).  Nothing else out of the ordinary.  Is this something that happens?  I'll be checking the battery connections later today.  Anything else I can look at?

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Re: FI error
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 11:17:41 am »
No big.  Use the forum search feature and read dozens of posts regarding the occurance of random, innocuous FI Error.

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Re: FI error
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 11:26:47 am »
A quirk of the gen. 2 C-14's, 2010 and newer. The first gen. bikes did not do this but it is a 'no cost' extra included on all gen.2 bikes.

A software quirk without consequences. No cause for concern or further attention.

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On my way in to work this morning I got a "FI error" message.  It only lasted long enough to read the message and didn't come back, I road for another 30 minutes.

The error came on a smooth road, cruising at 70mph ( indicated ).  Nothing else out of the ordinary.  Is this something that happens?  I'll be checking the battery connections later today.  Anything else I can look at?

Thanks,
Tomde
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Re: FI error
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 11:40:06 am »
Thanks guys.  I had a feeling it might be a "normal" feature  ;D

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Re: FI error
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 11:50:50 am »
Had those happen quite a few times, usually on longer rides (maybe more often but since they last such a short time, it's hard to catch them). Oddly enough, I realized I'm close to high voltage towers when it happens. Maybe some sort of electromagnetic interference...?

who knows, just ride on I tell you! (just kidding, nothing to worry about, like the rest said)  :)
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Re: FI error
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 01:39:06 pm »
Had it happen to me once.  Just a short blip.
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Re: FI error
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 04:42:51 pm »
I have had this several times in my 3 4 years of ownership, and it is not model specific. My previous Kaw 650R did the same thing intermittently. Kawasaki known issue.
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Re: FI error
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 04:46:37 pm »
I don't think it's a Kawasaki-specific phenomenon.  My 2005 Honda does this from time to time also.  In fact there is one stretch of road where it will happen 100% of the time.  I am sure it's electrical or RF interference.  Not sure what's at that location that's causing it but it's very repeatable.

Unless the FI light comes on and stays on, it's a transient issue and not an actual error code.
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Re: FI error
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 09:07:26 pm »
I've seen it twice. Once I had just started up and a friend started his C-14 up about 15' away. Flash! 

The second time, I was right beside a cell phone tower on top of a hill near my home. I pass there all the time and only saw it once. Related? Who knows?...
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Re: FI error
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 10:56:45 pm »
On my way in to work this morning I got a "FI error" message.  It only lasted long enough to read the message and didn't come back, I road for another 30 minutes.

The error came on a smooth road, cruising at 70mph ( indicated ).  Nothing else out of the ordinary.  Is this something that happens?  I'll be checking the battery connections later today.  Anything else I can look at?

Thanks,
Tomde




Yes it's not unusual.  Mine has done it a few times.


One time, it was 30 miles out in middle of nowhere with no cell service.  Scared the hell out of me.  But, not a big deal if it goes away.

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Re: FI error
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 11:26:15 am »

One time, it was 30 miles out in middle of nowhere with no cell service.  Scared the hell out of me.  But, not a big deal if it goes away.

Yeah, that feeling isn't good... this kind of thing makes me think about it for the whole ride...

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Re: FI error
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 06:29:58 pm »

One time, it was 30 miles out in middle of nowhere with no cell service.  Scared the hell out of me.  But, not a big deal if it goes away.

Yeah, that feeling isn't good... this kind of thing makes me think about it for the whole ride...

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I see in your signature its a 2017 model, I'm betting you have just over 5k miles on it also, that's when it seems to occur somewhere around 5-8k mile point... don't fret it, its soo common that most people never notice it happen when it does, and seldom does it re occur after 10k miles..

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Re: FI error
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2017, 10:48:03 pm »
I have 12k on my 2013 and it happened once to me coming  back from the COG rally on Sunday.  I just happened to see it, wondered WTF and it went out not to return, at least for the last 120 miles.
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Re: FI error
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 11:05:55 pm »
I have 12k on my 2013 and it happened once to me coming  back from the COG rally on Sunday.  I just happened to see it, wondered WTF and it went out not to return, at least for the last 120 miles.


I just have 10K on mine and I've only seen it two or three times.  I think one time it flashed the 4 ways.

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Re: FI error
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 11:28:04 pm »
As others a mentioned, no worries. I have 32k on my bike now and maybe see it once every 6 mos more/less. Happened while out in the country recently at just under 32K so it has nothing to do with mileage.
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Re: FI error
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 11:31:46 pm »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I thik its mama Kaw's way of throwing a silly "scare" at ya... had it happen on my '08  @ about 8k, twice in one week... never to appear again.. go figure...
I believe its programmed in, in some way, to a monitoring circuit tied to "miles", and triggers a reboot of system peramiters based on the data collection, for the miles prior, and adjusts some things invisibly, and undetectable in that process, and afterwards never resurfaces.


But then, I know we are all being watched...
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Re: FI error
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 11:33:56 pm »
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I thik its mama Kaw's way of throwing a silly "scare" at ya... had it happen on my '08  @ about 8k, twice in one week... never to appear again.. go figure...
I believe its programmed in, in some way, to a monitoring circuit tied to "miles", and triggers a reboot of system peramiters based on the data collection, for the miles prior, and adjusts some things invisibly, and undetectable in that process, and afterwards never resurfaces.


But then, I know we are all being watched...
Wrapping aluminum foil around your ankles and wrists, and a layer inside the helmet, prevents them from seeing your thoughts...
They ARE watching you...

Lol   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: FI error
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 12:49:41 pm »
I get the same thing. It appears for a split second and then goes away every once and a while. I've got just over 7k miles on my bike and I've seen the F1 error 3 or 4 times now(again yesterday) and everything seems to be fine.

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Re: FI error
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2018, 01:14:50 pm »
Oddly enough, I realized I'm close to high voltage towers when it happens. Maybe some sort of electromagnetic interference...?

Interesting find. This morning I took a route to work that I hadn't taken a long time (and hadn't yet taken with my C14) and while going over the Dumbarton bridge and under the high-tension lines, I got a couple red flashes and a quick FI Error on the display.
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