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post #1 of 23 Old 11-03-2008, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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She Let Me Down!

Riding home from work today my 919 just died about a quarter mile from the house. I just got in from walking home to get the truck.

Rode about 10 miles after work and the last 5 miles were at about 70 MPH on the bypass. Pulled into our neighborhood, engine braked all the way down a fairly large hill, and at the bottom, the F1 light came on, and she had died. Tried pulling in the clutch to see if it would refire, but the started didn't turn. Pull off into the first street, turned the key off, then on again, shifted to neutral, pulled in the clutch, still wouldn't start. Turned it off and on again and don't hear the fuel pump running.

More when I get her back to the house.

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-03-2008, 03:21 PM
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AHHHH!

I'm just messin with you man. I'm sure the WT hive will be able to help you get back on the road. Let's face it, there is no better place to be when 9er problems strike, if ever they should.

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I appreciate the XP jab!!! I laughed and almost fell back in my !!!chair

I just got back from picking it up and I think my problem is too big for the hive. It was almost pitch black when it died. When I arrived with my truck, I put the lights on it and almost immediately noticed that somehow the kill switch was on. Should have checked that first, but I'm guessing I must have partially engaged it while cleaning it the other day and it vibrated the rest of the way on.

Can you guys fix retarded? I am a victim of my own ID10T mantra.

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Ya, you definitely need to switch to a MAC.

Glad to hear she's not hurt.

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Don't feel too bad Chris. Did the same thing while cruising down the hiway about 70mph one time. Coasted off to the side and was very bewildered for a few minutes.

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Heh, props for letting us in on what it was - I would have LIED like a dog.

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Heh, props for letting us in on what it was - I would have LIED like a dog.
i'm with suede on this one.... ninjas would have stolen a fuse... or elves those little bastards break everything.... nope i never ever have had any issues involving a kill switch....



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post #9 of 23 Old 11-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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Very cool that's all it was. I can imagine your relief when realizing you didnt need a new ECU.

+1 on telling the truth, I woulda said one of the mice ran out of the airbox and flipped the switch.

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glad it wasn't anything serious. Other than a bruised ego.

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Hey, it takes guts for you to admit it and for us to have a good laugh.
Once I tried starting in gear with the clutch in without realizing the stand was down. I kept wondering why it wouldn't start!!! Doh!!!

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glad to hear thats all it was, i'm sure you were going out of your mind wondering what happened to it:001_h uh:

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post #15 of 23 Old 11-04-2008, 01:44 AM
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Never understood why the kill switch isn't spring loaded.

Back in the Motorush days a guy tore his RC51 half apart trying to figure out why his bike didn't start. Kill switch.

About a month ago a guy and his son tore their WR450's carb apart trying to figure out why it wouldn't run. Out of gas.

Considering the problems you've been having lately, your reaction wasn't at all out of line. It was dark. Just one of those things.

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When I saw the title of the thread I knew it had to be operator error.

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Considering the problems you've been having lately, your reaction wasn't at all out of line. It was dark. Just one of those things.
That's what I was thinking. If I had walked out of the office and it wouldn't start, I would have immediately looked at the kill switch. Probably would have turned it back on and laughed thinking that one of our many motorcyclists who do not commute hit it to be funny. But when it just died going down the road, I was thinking worse thoughts. I'm just glad that stupid clamp wasn't the culprit.

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When I saw the title of the thread I knew it had to be operator error.
The problem existed between the bars and the seat!

The kill switch on my CR125R was spring loaded. If you didn't hold it in, it didn't die.

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I wonder if you could put an extra led somewhere that comes on when the killswitch is engaged? Like with emergency lights or something.

I wish I had something clever to say, cause this seems it would be a good place to put it.
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did someone just fart?





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well when that had happened to me it ended up being a loose battery cable

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I wonder if you could put an extra led somewhere that comes on when the killswitch is engaged? Like with emergency lights or something.
then someone would be on here asking why their bike won't start and whats that funny little led staying lit for.....



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I appreciate the XP jab!!! I laughed and almost fell back in my !!!chair

I just got back from picking it up and I think my problem is too big for the hive. It was almost pitch black when it died. When I arrived with my truck, I put the lights on it and almost immediately noticed that somehow the kill switch was on. Should have checked that first, but I'm guessing I must have partially engaged it while cleaning it the other day and it vibrated the rest of the way on.

Can you guys fix retarded? I am a victim of my own ID10T mantra.
Sometimes we NEED to be hit over the head with the obvious. It helps keep our ego's in check.

Glad you figured it out.

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Thats even more embarassing than driving away with the Petcock off, and dying about 3 blocks up the street. At least I figured it out before the battery was dead from crankiing, LOL.

Hey at least it was a cheap fix!

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