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Old 07-16-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Bike shut down during Ride

So tonight I left my home in Katy and headed down I10 into town to just enjoy the perfect weather we were having and boom. My bike just shut down. After keeping calm and quickly putting the hazard lights on I made it to the emergency lane. By the way a bike loses speed quickly and its not a good feeling when your going only 40+mph and losing speed quickly on I10... I my pants and dont known how I made it over those 5 lanes safely. Once I made it over to the far right emergency lane I noticed my bike shut down like if someone had hit the kill switch. I turned the key back on and noticed my FI light never came on. After moving the Shut off Switch back and forth a few times she came to life and all was normal. How can this switch be repaired? Is it something I can at home in the garage? Thanks in advance you guys..

FYI... I'm that guy that was at the meet this month in the Red, White and Blue Honda VFR... Man we had a great time thr.. Laterz
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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probably want to test continuity on the switch. Probably not the switch though. I would check your kickstand switch and make sure all your connections are tight. Could be something as simple as loose battery cables.
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This guy has the same problem. He dismantled and cleaned his kill switch, removed his alarm, and re-wired the relay on the battery tray, but still no dice. Granted, this is an '01, but the issue sounds identical. Doesn't look like he got it fixed yet. If it's not the kickstand switch, his toils might save you some troubleshooting.

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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Did your instrument panel and headlights stay on when it died?
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Did your instrument panel and headlights stay on when it died?
yes they did. all power was on but rpms just dropped to zero and engine shut off
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I believe the issues here is the kill switch. Once I pulled over and turned the key from off back to on my FI light never came on nor did I here any sound from the bike letting me know I can start it.. After moving the kill switch back and forth a few times she came to life.

So with that said.. Is this a easy replacement?

Pic proves I made it home safely.. Cant stress the scare I had when she shut down on I10 with cars zipping past me and I'm losing speed quickly.
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Might want to take it apart and clean it before replacing it. It's easy enough to disassemble, and you should be able to tell pretty quickly if the contacts are dirty.
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WD40 on the kill switch. Hondas are notorious for having gunk in there for some reason.
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Bad relay or kickstand switch.
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Trace all the wires from the kill switch, down along and around the steering neck on the frame; make sure you don't have any hard or cracked areas.

More likely just a dirty kill switch, but bears to chase everything while you are there...
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Trace all the wires from the kill switch, down along and around the steering neck on the frame; make sure you don't have any hard or cracked areas.

More likely just a dirty kill switch, but bears to chase everything while you are there...
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what bike has hazard lights?!
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Not mine :(
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Must be a Northern thing as the reason I call em hazard lights. Some call em blinkers, emergency lights. You get the point.
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Check your ignition switch/wires connection also. That's what was wrong with mines.
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