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post #1 of 9 Old 02-29-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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919 fuel tank question

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My 919 was not starting, so I tried to take the fuel tank off to look at the plugs. While taking it off, I noticed that a brown/black thin wire with a circular ring at one end is hanging loose. One end of the wire is attached to the underside of the tank but the other end is loose. What's this wire and where does it connect to? Would it prevent the bike from starting? It's cranking but won't start.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Sounds like the cable that prevents you from lifting the tank too far. It won't stop the bike from starting if that's what it is. Got a picture?

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Thanks for the quick reply. I should have taken a pic but I didn't before closing things up. I can't get back to it in the next few days due to work but I'll post one as soon as I can.

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If it is the retaining cable, it attaches on the left side of the frame.

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-04-2016, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, it seems like the retaining cable because it's attached toward the front, but I think whatever attaches it to the frame has fallen off, I can see the hole to which it probably attaches.

Can't still start the bike, working on it. Put in new gas, the spark plugs are clean and working, air filter is clean, battery seems to be holding charge, and the fuel pump is coming on.

So, scouring all the related posts in the forum and reading the service manual to see what's the next thing to tackle.

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Before you digging too far into things. I would get the battery checked out. When my battery starts to go, it will crank but not start. It seems like a lot of won't start issues are solved with a new battery. Especially if all that happened was that it sat over the winter.

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Thanks, I'll try to jump it and see. I took the battery to auto zone and got it tested and the guy said it's fine.

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Thanks, I'll try to jump it and see. I took the battery to auto zone and got it tested and the guy said it's fine.
Oh ok. It's most likely good then.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-10-2016, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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After struggling to start it for over a week, finally gave up and took it to the shop last weekend, and yesterday they told me that there's not enough fuel coming through, so it could be something simple like a clot in the line or something major like the fuel pump, which is going to cost me big. Oh well!

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