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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!!
 

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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.
 

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I have a 2001 R6 which had a problem with starting too. The rectifier/regulator was F'd and it was fixed under warranty. Take it to the dealer and find out if that is the problem with your bike.
 

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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
 

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when in doubt... bump start... btw rob, in what part of southern nj are you...?
 

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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.
 

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Well if you're worried about it happening 100 miles from home, buy a new battery then. Sucks but oh well, sure beats having to get your bike home somehow doesn't it/images/icons/wink.gif.

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clova. you still have the red/yellow r1. i thought u sold it for the gix 1k? its still in your bio pic. how old are u?
 

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btw rob, in what part of southern nj are you...?

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I live in Williamstown, NJ. About 15 minutes southeast of Philly and about 30 minutes northwest of A.C.


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Hey Shamar1, I didn't realize you live in NJ. Willingboro isn't far at all. I bought my bike in Cherry Hill, which is just about halfway between us./images/icons/cool.gif


-Rob


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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
 
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