I probably should mention also that my "FI" light comes on when trying to start.
You need to slow down a little, don't need to go to drastic measures like selling the bike.
I'd still take a look at the plugs first, regardless of the FI light.
At least the easy ones.
The FI light should stay on till the engine has started. I may be wrong, but I don't think so...
It is a Honda, after all...
OKAY. I walked out to the parking lot and tested this. The FI light comes on briefly when you turn the bike on. It goes off about the same time the fuel pump quits priming the system. It does not come back on when cranking either.
However. If anyone remembers this thread... https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=15908
...then you may remember me having issues with the bike starting.
For whatever reason, the kill switch was about halfway cocked when I took off for the day and it flipped on/off/whatever and killed the bike as I was going down the road. With the kill switch triggered, the FI light came on.
Of course, it didn't turn over when the kill switch is engaged, but since you replaced the bars, maybe somehow the switch is killing power to the coils but allowing you to turn over the starter...is that possible? Don't know...just grasping. Check the plugs.
So the spark plugs probably arent the issue then huh? I'm assuming the "shop manual" is different from the owners manual correct? Do I need to get this through Honda directly?
You'd think that buying a brand-new, 0 miles bike from Honda, you could get a little more than 4000 mi. out of it without having to worry about this stuff. I havent done anything drastically to my bike as far as mods. New bars, and the bafflectomy and taking my rear tail-lights off. I've owned a Honda Accord and an Acura TL type S and never had one issue with either one of them.
Thanks for all the help you guys have given me on this. I DO appreciate it.
Did you get a tool-kit with your bike? You should have. It will have a plug tool in there. I find that it is quite easy to just lift the tank, prop it up with by putting a short 2x4 between the tank and the frame (run the board left to right with the bike...not along the frame) then use the plug tool, a ratchet, and I think a 10 MM socket. This is much easier than the way the manual recommends.
If all else fails, you can find a friend with a truck/trailer and have them help you take it to the dealer for fixing under warranty.