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still needing help!! please

okay so i go to pick up my rc from the shop for the battery problems, it would not crank. it smells like its loading up with fuel. i loaded it up got it home and two days later tried again!!! nope nothing. i pulled the plugs out cleaned them up and with a little throttle bike fired up!! but it will not idel and the f1 light is on. still smells like its loading up with fuel. it has a power commander on it and i checked the battery terminals. any thing else i need to check?!?! please help
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From reading other "won't start" threads, unpluging the PC seams to be step 1.

Other then that I don't know much more, hope that helps

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Was it running correctly before you took it to the shop for the battery issues? I would ask them what was done while it was there.

And +1 with the powercommander. It is the easiest thing to remove and check. And before madbuyer gets here: check the fuel pressure regulator.




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Was it running correctly before you took it to the shop for the battery issues? I would ask them what was done while it was there.

And +1 with the powercommander. It is the easiest thing to remove and check. And before madbuyer gets here: check the fuel pressure regulator.
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check the fuel pressure regulator.
Oh yeah, and that's the go to step 2.

Thanks b. for the reminder.

Just something else I just though of... make sure your air filters are clean. Dirty filters will cause any motor to run rich.

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i unplugged the pc bike cranks but will not idle and the fi light is still on. the bike was running fine when i took it over there they changed out the voltage regulator thats all i know of
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I haven't had to look into this on my RC, yet...knock on wood.

But from past experience, as long as your getting the proper 13-14v, id look into the fuel system for the problem.

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The PC may have been affected by the battery change, so your maps may have to be reloaded. What was wrong with the voltage regulator?
If you were to clean fouled plugs you may need to burn them on a gas burner. What you describe seems to be a fouled plug. Next time you get it fired up touch both exhaust pipes close to the head and compare. The cooler one is the one with a fouled plug.
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thanks for all yalls help!!! im going to check the maps on the pc then put in new plugs cause i have noticed that the clutch side burns cooler than the other. it will have to wait a week cause im off to work but thanks again for the help!
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what original was wrong was the battery was not charging. the voltage regulator was not putting out a charge, bought new one put it on and now the bike will not hold a idle and it burns rich. i also put a new battery on it. hopefully i can get it fixed its been months since i got to ride:-(
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