My SV died. FI light blinking.

Randy Grein randygrein at
Sat Sep 13 21:41:19 PDT 2008

Don't know if there's much that can be done about it - you MIGHT check  
the connections and try unplugging the battery for a few minutes. Then  
take it in.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Sep 13, 2008, at 9:28 PM, David Chamberlin wrote:

> Whoops, forgot to mention - it's an '03 nekkid and has about 47,000  
> miles on
> it.
> And while I don't think it's related, just in case, the valves were  
> just
> checked last week - all were within tolerance - the TB's sync'd, the  
> spark
> plugs replaced, and also we had the generator cover off because  
> there was an
> odd rattling - turns out the stator bolts had started working  
> themselves
> loose so some loktite was applied and they were re-tightened.  Note  
> that
> I've put on about 600 miles since that maintenance was done.
> -Dave
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM, David Chamberlin <dwc at>  
> wrote:
>> Sigh.  After all this time telling people how bullet-proof and  
>> reliable my
>> SV is, it up and died on me tonight.  :-(
>> It was running beautifully, I was just accelerating away from a  
>> stop light
>> and it suddenly died.  No sputtering, no hesitation, just *poof*  
>> done.
>> I pulled over to the side and tried to restart it, it cranked fine,  
>> but it
>> didn't catch and the red FI light was blinking and it was flashing  
>> FI in the
>> LCD.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I think maybe it has
>> something to do with the fuel system.  :-)  Oh, and to answer the  
>> obvious,
>> there should be a reasonable amount of fuel in there (and the fuel  
>> light was
>> not on).
>> I tell ya - 3 miles of non-flat terrain is a lot farther than you  
>> think
>> when pushing a bike.  :-(  I think I got my workout for the month.   
>> At least
>> it was night-time and not too warm.
>> So - any ideas of what I should check/try to try and narrow it  
>> down?  Or
>> should I suck it up and find someone to help me tow it to a shop?
>> Thanks,
>> Dave

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