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Old 02-09-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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engine cuts off while riding???

When i'm riding around 70 mph in 6th gear my engine just shuts off and all my indicator lights come on. It doesn't do it all the time. Last time it happened after 30 mins. of riding. It will cut off and then back on sparadically. It seems like something electrical. I checked all my connections, kill switch, and kickstand sensor and they all seem fine. It doesn't do this while idling. Can anyone help .... PLEASE!
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Your key loose? Maybe vibrates off just right
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Sounds like a loose kick stand. Just sayin..
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could be the wires in the start switch
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sounds like a loose connection. I've seen the instrument cluster randomly shut off but not the engine like that. Especially since it's sporadic, has to be something loose.
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Find a good, consistant way to reproduce the issue then began jumping the kickstand switch, start/kill switch and reride it for a bit. do one at a time.

If the concern doesnt return, you can assume the one you jumped is the one that is causing the intermittent problem.

Anytype of lock out w poor internal contacts can cause the issue you are describing, assuming you're riding the bike at a constant throttle and its killing immediately not losing power before cutting off.
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It has to be something loose. Have you cleaned the battery leads? Tighten the connections?
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i bet its the tip over sensor my friend has had the same problem with his 05 CBR 600
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #11
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thanks for all the advice. i will be checking everything ya'll mentioned.
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Go hit a big bump if it dies it's a good chance it's the side stand spring being to loose and letting the switch turn off
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It has to be something loose. Have you cleaned the battery leads? Tighten the connections?
Battery leads can cause several gremlins but they are not likely to cause this one...
It would require the charging system had failed at the same time the battery leads got loose/disconnected.

Don't just check to make sure all the plugs are connected. Disconnect them and check for corrosion on the contacts.
Also look over the entire wire harness the best you can, there could be a chafed area.
Another thought might be a wire that is broken inside the insulation and is making intermittent contact.

Unfortunately electrical problems can be very difficult to track down because the can come and go. Keep digging, have patience and check everything, sooner or later you will find it.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:37 PM   #14
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definately sounds like a loose kickstand. my buddy had the same problem on his 06 gsxr600. triple check it
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:05 PM   #15
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Mine did that a couple times right after I bought it and it ended up being a loose battery terminal.
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Loose kickstand bouncing off the switch, loose negative cable, tip over switch which is in the nose is loose / has a bad connection.
If all those check out give me a shout amd I'll go over a few other things to check.
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Had my ignition switch wire get loose once. Caused intermittent shutdown. I routed it poorly after maintenance once and the new position bent it funny. After a couple years it went intermittent.

Broke a ground in my wiring harness from a routing problem as well. The wire was catching between the fork tube and the fairing, just barely. The repeated stress eventually broke the ground.

So, watch those wire routings...if anything looks funny, check it out, move the wire around while the bike is running.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #19
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and the winner is .... tip over sensor! took the tip over sensor off and by passed it and the problem was fixed.
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