Well I am having my first problem with my 2002 R1. It will not start. It cranks and cranks but no go. I tried starting it tell the battery died. Half tank of gas and no engine light. This one is going back to the dealer. Had an R6 and never one problem!!
I fully charged the battery and on the first crank started right up. Go figure. Man I was getting pissed. I wonder if the EFI drains the battery at start up. The headlights don't come on until after the engine fires.
It's possible that you have a bad battery. Most ECM's (computers) use 5v references for all of the machines on board sensors. If the battery voltage drops below 11 voltsit may still crank the bike but, while cranking you generally will drop 1 to 1 1/2 volts. When this happens and the voltage drops there wouldn't be enough to keep the 5v reference for the computer. Without the reference the computer won't see the crank sense and the FI will not fire. I'm an auto mechanic but the FI bikes these days use the same setup that your car uses. I have seen this happen with cars. One thing to remember with computer controlled engines also is, NEVER boost them to jump start them. In other words, you can use a jump pack or charge the battery but don't use a battery charger that has a boost option for starting. It force feeds the battery and therefore all the electrical components including the ECM and sensors. You can damage the ECM, ignition module, stator or cranksensor(whichever setup your bike may have).
If you want to know how good the tail section of an R1 looks...Just ask a Honda rider!/images/icons/cool.gif
Haven't had the problem since I posted the problem message. Yes, FatboyR6 I did have the run switch toggled on. LOL. I think my battery was low and now that I charged it up all the way I should be fine. I just hope this doesn't happen 100 miles away from home.
well yzf, how long ago did you buy your bike from there...? 'cause i worked in sales there at "cycleworld" part time back around the beginning of the season last year till about june or july. we may have run into each other a don't even know it... LOL