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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Went out to my bike this morning to start it up my accent lighting was on. I thought, the weather proofing must have gone. Got all that unplugged and recharged the battery with an external charger.

Tried turning on the bike, and I get a faint neutral light, and the check engine flashes very fast with a clicking sound.

No fuses in the fuse box are blown, I couldnt get to the main fuse, but I doubt that is either.

pressing the start while its clicking will stop the clicking, turn off the check engine light, but not do anything else.


Any ideas?

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You need to recharge your battery. Battery was draining all night. After that, you will need to determine the root cause of your lights staying on.


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Motorcycle batteries need to be charged at low charge rates (< 1 amp). Did you use a car charger on the battery?
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Battery was charged with motorcycle charger.
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you should still be able to clutch start it even if battery is flat..
dont know what flashing clicking means but the only event mentioned
is unplugging weather proofing[?] which could be a clue..

i drained my battery by leaving the key in it overnight,
but it started ok when clutch started [i live on a sloping road]
after a good run up in second, kept revs up and rode it for
half an hour, repeated same next few days, then she
started up immediately with normal starter..
[no problems since then]
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you should still be able to clutch start it even if battery is flat..

i drained my battery by leaving the key in it overnight,
but it started ok when clutch started [i live on a sloping road]
after a good run up in second, kept revs up and rode it for
half an hour
exact same happened to me. I left the key in for a few hours and then realised the battery was completely flat. I lived on a slopey road and pushed it down in neutral with ignition on and bump started it and the bike came alive although the dash still showed no signs of life.

I rode the bike and kept the revs up high to keep it running as it was wanting to die, after about 10 minutes the rpm needle started working, shortly after speedo came back to life and neutral light and eventually everything came back to normal. The ABS warning light was flashing for about 30 mins but then went off. Everything then restored to normal and the bike ran fine after that with no problems since

Just bump start it and ride it for 30mins to 1 hour and the battery will be charged again with no issues if it is a flat battery
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Went out to my bike this morning to start it up my accent lighting was on. I thought, the weather proofing must have gone. Got all that unplugged and recharged the battery with an external charger.

Tried turning on the bike, and I get a faint neutral light, and the check engine flashes very fast with a clicking sound.

No fuses in the fuse box are blown, I couldnt get to the main fuse, but I doubt that is either.

pressing the start while its clicking will stop the clicking, turn off the check engine light, but not do anything else.


Any ideas?
It sounds like you might have inadvertently unplugged one of the connectors in the bikes wiring harness, when you were unplugging your accent lights. I'd start by checking the connectors going into the instrument cluster from the main harness, and work your way through all the other connectors which plug into the main harness. If you have a Service Manual, it has a wiring diagram to refer to.

That what you are describing is occurring after you had recharged the battery, it doesn't seem like your battery is the issue. Something isn't wired, or connected properly.
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Bike is back up, charger was just lying that the battery was full.


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With electronic fuel injection (EFI), cars & bikes cannot be rolled to start anymore when battery is completely dead! Need some voltage to power EFI in order for equipment to start.


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depends what you mean by 'completely dead'..
after leaving the key in it overnight it was 'dead'
in the sense of virtually no response to starter..

yet she did start when clutch started [in second]
with a good roll down my sloping road..
kept revs up and rode for about half hour,
parked on an incline there, clutch started again,
rode home.. repeated for a few days
then she started first touch of the button
as usual.. no problems since..
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