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Hi all,

My beloved 2000 EFi has recently started showing some (electrical ?) issues, I have owned the bike since 2009 and did the loom fix in 2010, since then all was well apart from the usual charging system faults. The bike has done ~55K miles. Anyway, 2-3weeks ago i noticed the fuel pump wouldn't always prime when I turned on the ignition, or sometimes the starter wouldn't do anything, or I would get (random) FI error codes. Last week the engine cut out on me at 80mph for about 3 seconds before coming back to life!! When I got home I checked for FI error codes but none were present. This morning I used the bike again (I know!) and this time the FI light came on and stayed on. I will report the code when I get home, but the bike felt like I had full power, so probably not a major fault. I have removed and tested the bank angle sensor and that appears fine.

This weekend I intend to re-look at my loom-fix, but has anyone experienced similar issues?

Thanks Spanish

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Hi Spanish,easy checks to do would be check the contacts on the kill switch and checking the loom fix.im sure more knowledgeable members will be able to suggest other possible checks 

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I'm guessing you did the ground loom fix (by the battery area) but have you done the power loom fix (under the tank by the fuel line?)  You're right to check electrical first, as that list of issues is probably electrical.  However, I've had a fuel pump fail, fuel injector fail, and corrosion on the connector at the coil, so don't look past those issues either.  I've seen a lot of stuff, as I have my bike I bought new, the dragbike which was a former stunt bike and was left outside, and a builder bike with an unknown history.

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Don't forget to check the ground bolt beside the rear gas tank mount.  It can loosen, and give the same symptoms as when the wire loom gets corroded.

 

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My kid cpmplaoned about my 900F, had a main fuse that looked good to the eye, but had an open.  I rode it for a couple days. It would cut out rangomly in traffic. I replaced it in the parking lot at a Hmong deli with a screw driver I borrowed from the owner. The kid had taken the tools out and not put them away.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, XXitanium said:

My kid cpmplaoned about my 900F, had a main fuse that looked good to the eye, but had an open.  I rode it for a couple days. It would cut out rangomly in traffic. I replaced it in the parking lot at a Hmong deli with a screw driver I borrowed from the owner. The kid had taken the tools out and not put them away.

 

 

Lucky you weren't shot in the back by the deli owner white boy...

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14 hours ago, spanishjohn said:

Hi all,

My beloved 2000 EFi has recently started showing some (electrical ?) issues, I have owned the bike since 2009 and did the loom fix in 2010, since then all was well apart from the usual charging system faults. The bike has done ~55K miles. Anyway, 2-3weeks ago i noticed the fuel pump wouldn't always prime when I turned on the ignition, or sometimes the starter wouldn't do anything, or I would get (random) FI error codes. Last week the engine cut out on me at 80mph for about 3 seconds before coming back to life!! When I got home I checked for FI error codes but none were present. This morning I used the bike again (I know!) and this time the FI light came on and stayed on. I will report the code when I get home, but the bike felt like I had full power, so probably not a major fault. I have removed and tested the bank angle sensor and that appears fine.

This weekend I intend to re-look at my loom-fix, but has anyone experienced similar issues?

Thanks Spanish

Consider switching over to carburation. Much more reliable...

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On 10/24/2017 at 8:48 PM, XXBirdSlapper said:

Consider switching over to carburation. Much more reliable...

You shut your whore mouth. Carburetors are the debil.

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On 10/24/2017 at 8:47 PM, XXBirdSlapper said:

Lucky you weren't shot in the back by the deli owner white boy...

 

That's your best work?

 

"The Garage

Discuss mechanical topics related to the XX such as maintenance, repairs, and synthetic oil flame wars."

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48 minutes ago, XXitanium said:

 

That's your best work?

 

"The Garage

Discuss mechanical topics related to the XX such as maintenance, repairs, and synthetic oil flame wars."

Yes. You were flamed. By those Hmung us.

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6 hours ago, RichardCranium said:

You shut your whore mouth. Carburetors are the debil.

We mock what we don't understand.

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Which means someone  ^^^^^  doesn't understand EFI.

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On 10/24/2017 at 7:59 AM, poida said:

Hi Spanish,easy checks to do would be check the contacts on the kill switch and checking the loom fix.im sure more knowledgeable members will be able to suggest other possible checks 

 

2000's are beautiful.  Titanium.  EFI and clocks.

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11 hours ago, XXBirdSlapper said:

We mock what we don't understand.

I understand them just fine. They are the devils fuel delivery systems.

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