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post #1 of 10 Old 08-17-2007, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Alright troubleshooters, whip your 919 service manuals out

I'm in North Carolina on vacation, and was performing some basic maintenance for my 1k ride tomorrow. So I hop on, put the kickstand up, green neutral light is on, engine stop switch is in the correct position, and I push the start switch and...nothing. No noise, no click, no change in guages or indicators, nothing. Turn the key off, then on, toggle the engine kill switch, hit start button...nothing. This time I notice that the fuel reserve light flashes several times then goes off (I have plenty of fuel left in the tank). Try this sequence again, and each time the fuel reserve light either flashes several times, or once and turns off. Eventually, I hold down the starter button and several seconds later, the bike starts and runs normally.

The 919 owner's manual doesn't say anything helpful, and my service manual is at home in Missouri.

This does not leave a warm fuzzy feeling in my gut for tomorrows long haul. Any ideas? Service manual say anything about a flashing fuel light?

For all the "bulletproofness" of Honda, mine sure seems finicky at times.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-17-2007, 10:02 AM
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Possibly a short in the starter button from the coastal air? Maybe some moisture creeped in while you had your head turned.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-17-2007, 10:03 AM
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you knocked the clutch switch connectors loose is my bet. perhaps water in the kickstand switch.

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I'd buy either of those ideas, but anything to explain the blinking fuel light?

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The FI will blink a code on the fuel light. Watch and count the sequence. I think there's something about a long blink followed by short ones. Let us know.

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It's Honda 919 machine code (similar to morris code) for "hey buddy, you got water all up in my switches!". The 919 has to communicate with the lesser beings with whatever interface it can. Yours chose the bright orange fuel reserve light. Mine rubs my balls through the seat to tell me it loves me.

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post #7 of 10 Old 08-17-2007, 11:12 AM
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I have to agree, H2O or loose clutch switch connectors.

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-17-2007, 11:26 AM
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Also check the connections at the starter swtich on the handle bar. I knocked mine loose once and it took me hour to figure out what the hell was going on.

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I think it is the FI light and not the Fuel Reserve light that displays the error codes. Anyhow, here are the error code summaries from the manual:




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Thanks all...I went for another ride later, and it seemed OK. I guess chalk it up to humid sea air. By the time I get home I'll be close to the 8k, so I'm going to give it a thorough looking over. It was definently the fuel reserve light, not the FI light.

Ahhh...the mysteries of the 9er. Always intriguing.

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