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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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OK gang....I am sure now that I have a gremlin or gremlins somewhere in my bike

Last night I took her about for a ride to see if I could get the FI light to come on...no luck. A new system / issue did present itself. While riding on the highway about 70 mph...the bike completely shut off. I had power / gauge cluster stayed lit, but no read out... headlights stayed on as well but no throttle response what so ever. As I coasted to the shoulder all of a sudden she came back to life as if nothing was wrong.

I have checked all the wiring I could see and all looks / feels tight
The shop did the same and found no shorts or loose wiring
No codes have presented themselves lately, next step is to go to Honda and see if they can pull data straight from the ECM

Right now I am pretty frustrated and really need constructive help...so if all you have for me today is snide or snarky comments, leave them to yourselves !

With that said, does ANYONE have an idea of where to look ? My worry is I will be out riding and she will shut down all together. Which may not be a bad thing ultimately because whatever failed will have finally presented itself..

Thoughts ?

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I had a finiky f4i that I traced to the main harness connector on the left side of the upper. A loose wire in the connector caused it all. Try pushing/pulling/wiggling that part of the harness with it running and see what it does. Try the other main harness connections after if that doesn't help (ecm, pc, etc).
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In addition to the above, check the voltage at the battery while revving the bike at 4,000+ rpm and holding it there for a little while. If the voltage continues to climb above 15 volts, you could have a problem with the charging system. The ECU will only tolerate a range of voltages (say 10-15v) and it can shut down on anything outside of it's range.
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Thanks guys...that is GREAT info...never thought about the battery kicking out too much juice or a wire on the main harness.

I will next try disconnecting the PC and see if that has any affect

It's just so damn hard to duplicate the problem it is driving me nuts !!

My suspicion is the ECM is going bad...but want that to be the VERY last resort !

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Hey Raleigh, any new developments? I'll give you a ring tonight around 6 or 7pm...

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From my own experience have a close look at kill switch, mine will kill the ignition but everything else will still work as normal, cluster, head lights even the starter.
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Make sure the battery connections are good, and that all your grounds are good (take them off and clean them)




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From my own experience have a close look at kill switch, mine will kill the ignition but everything else will still work as normal, cluster, head lights even the starter.
Isn't that how the kill switch is supposed to work???





I feel the OP's pain. I documented on here about my bikes power cutting in and out intermittently but it was only happening on one cylinder. I checked plugs, swapped coils tested everything with a multimeter and everything checked out and I still couldn't get the front cylinder to fire. I ended up pulling apart every connector I could find and cleaning them with compressed air and adding dielectric grease to them and now she purrs like a kitten.

Check your wiring conections thats probably your problem.
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Hey Brett ...thanks...good idea - Talked to J Dog last night and he too suspects it's a grounding issue. Where'd you move to ??

Going to bypass the PCIII over the weekend I hope....I will let you guys know. My biggest problem is I cannot duplicate the problem nor is it a constant problem so I feel like I am tossing darts at a wall of "what could be"

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IMO, you need to eliminate as many possibilities as you can by testing. Once you clean and confirm the grounds, confirm that the charging system is working properly, then you will have to search for bad connections in the harness. If the problem persists through that, you may have to look at the major components themselves.
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