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Yay! my bike won't start and I'm at VT :D - September 10, 2008, 12:57 PM

So last night I decided I would go get some wings at a local joint down here Blacksburg (40cent wings at Bdubs night ). As soon as I pulled into the parking lot the bike cut. the first thought was, "I know I didn't stall... shit im probably out of gas" so I called up a buddy to drive me over to the gas station we got a liter of gas(aquafina bottle=ghetto) that didnt start her up so we went and got another...

That's when I realized it, the bike was not making the usual *whirring* noise as I flicked the kill switch to on mode. I'm starting to think that 1. The fuel pump is dead or 2. possibly the relays after talking to my normal mechanic

any ideas for pinpointing the problem. I'm at school so I dont have a truck or ramps and I'm incredibly far from my usual shop, I do however have a tool set down here so thats a start I suppose. If you know any hokies that could help move a bike have them give me a call as its currently just accumulating tickets in the commuter lot. phone = 703.509.1011

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September 10, 2008, 01:11 PM

Call the guys at duncan honda down there they are really friendly, myblue750 is at Tech shoot him a message.


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September 10, 2008, 01:20 PM

Check the wiring. It is likely that the kickstand switch or other related ignition switch has come loose.
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September 10, 2008, 01:22 PM

I just had the same issue on my 954. Turned out to be faulty wiring in the kill switch housing.

Play with the kill switch a little bit and if need be pull it apart and check the conncections.


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How old is your battery? Did you check fuses?



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September 10, 2008, 01:32 PM

do you have the bike in neutral??
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Check the wiring. It is likely that the kickstand switch or other related ignition switch has come loose.
it seemed to be working last night from what I can remember the red light would come on and go off like it was supposed to when I flicked the switch


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How old is your battery? Did you check fuses?
the battery is strong and I checked all the fuses last night, its thowing the starter with out issue, we even tried to push start it. I'm almost positive its a fuel issue because durring push starts you could hear the motor turn but it was like it wasnt getting any gas, just pushing air through the cylinders


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do you have the bike in neutral??
haha yes its in neutral, this isnt my first bike lol


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September 10, 2008, 01:52 PM

Tipover sensor? Had one fall off the mounting point on the undertray once and created the same issue you're describing.


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Side stand switch? Clutch switch? Is starter moving?

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September 10, 2008, 02:39 PM

Check the clutch switch. If it came loose, it won't start even if you pull in the clutch. I'm not all that fimiliar with 929's but I assume most bikes are similar. Anything happen recently? A drop? Other damage?

Sounds like there is no power to the fuel pump, so if all the safety switches and fuses are fine, then it sound like a fuel pump issue, so check those connections as well.
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September 10, 2008, 02:41 PM

Do you have any power? Lights, dash, etc?

Given the fact you mentioned using the kill switch I'll assume you use it a lot. If so it's certainly up there on the suspect list. A lot of MC kill switches are not rated for constant use. That's what the ignition switch is for.

The fact that the bike died while running makes me think fuse though.
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I'm going to go work on it tonight, going to start by running a hot wire to the fuel pump to see if its even working at all then i guess ill go from there

power is good, fuses are good. Ill check for the tip over sensor as well

the starter does crank though, also I did not know kill switchs were not rated for everyday use, I always kill the bike before i park it, it's a habit i gained from the first time i took MSF


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Check the clutch switch. If it came loose, it won't start even if you pull in the clutch. I'm not all that fimiliar with 929's but I assume most bikes are similar. Anything happen recently? A drop? Other damage?

Sounds like there is no power to the fuel pump, so if all the safety switches and fuses are fine, then it sound like a fuel pump issue, so check those connections as well.
thats exactly what I am thinking right now


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