My SV died. FI light blinking.
randygrein at comcast.net
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
> And while I don't think it's related, just in case, the valves were
> checked last week - all were within tolerance - the TB's sync'd, the
> plugs replaced, and also we had the generator cover off because
> there was an
> odd rattling - turns out the stator bolts had started working
> loose so some loktite was applied and they were re-tightened. Note
> I've put on about 600 miles since that maintenance was done.
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM, David Chamberlin <dwc at nautiboy.com>
>> 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*
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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?
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