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Old 12-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Changed plugs, bike wont start now.

Hey all, I would like to know if anyone can give me some pointers for what I'm experiencing with my bike.

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I know how to change my spark plugs, and this would make my second time doing them so far. I went with NGK Iridium CR9EIX. The bike's manual calls for CR9E I know, but these are the ones I already had. The bike was running just fine on the exact plug, for about 12,000 miles. I changed the plugs one by one, and put everything back in the same order.

1st problem occurred when I began to start the bike. It would run, the idle would lower and then it would cut off. The fuel pump comes on just fine.

^ THIS very problem occurred last time but I believe it was a pinched fuel line? Because I began moving the tank around and wires before bolting everything up and it eventually went away, bike ran fine afterwards.

NOW, it won't even turn and the lights flicker. I hear a clicking sound coming from the rear of the bike and the fuel pump will turn on and off. Checked fuses and relays, they seem to be good. I'm gonna go over it and check the gaps of the plugs (Even though they come pre-gapped), and if that doesn't work I will try re-installing the old plugs. I know it's important to check the gaps of the plugs and I did not do this, I hope that's the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Sounds like your battery is on the way out.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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Double check all the connections on the bike
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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this and have your battery tested as well.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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Yeah charge your battery, they lose power quick in cold weather like this.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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Do you have a volt meter?
Check the voltage of the battery, key off and than key on when attempting to start it.
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Check the ground wire. Sounds like bad battery, or faulty ground.
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That's exactly what I thought, but didn't think to much of it because I have been riding it everyday.

I haven't rode the bike since Sunday, I stopped commuting on it until I can get it to a shop to replace a bald rear tire. I figured it would keep charge, but it is old and has never been replaced yet.

- No volt meter, but will pick one up.
- Will definitely check for lose cables and the ground as well.


Thanks everyone for the help! Gonna check it out this evening after work, I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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It was the battery. I also uploaded a new map and the bike runs like a champ. Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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It was the battery. I also uploaded a new map and the bike runs like a champ. Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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was going to say make sure the spark plugs u put in wernt already defective.. but it seems its been solved
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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My 600 didn't start. Charging the battery. I haven't touched it in 3 weeks. Lol.
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