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Tried to start bike with kill switch off, now has FI light
I just did the R6 throttle tube mod. I had to go all the way to the throttle bodies to get the slack I needed for the cable.
I finished, and everything was going smooth until I went to test start the bike. It wouldn't start. I assumed that it just had no fuel in the fuel rail since I drained it and just held the start button for about 5 seconds, stopped for a few seconds then tried again for 5 more seconds. So 10 seconds of just trying to start the bike. Finally I realized that the stupid kill switch was off. I flipped it on and the bike started right up. *phew* I let the bike run for about 20 seconds and then I noticed the FI light was on. I turned the bike off checked all my connections then went to turn it back on and the bike was slow to turn over, but it did.
But it was sounding very slowly like it didn't want to idle at all (Unlike before I turned it off it was idling decently okay..) I turned it off thinking maybe I was causing damage by leaving it on.
I didn't try and start it again after that, figured I should stop and take a breather before I do more harm than good.
Now I am wondering if I flooded the cylinder from trying to start it for 10 seconds. It is about 40 degrees outside. When I turned the bike off I noticed a little "smoke" (or steam, idk, unburnt fuel perhaps?) coming out of the exhaust pipe. It was a very little amount that went away within seconds.
I was really careful the entire process and took notes of all the plugs I undid and I went through and checked all my connections already.
Any advice? I'm thinking I'm just going to let it sit for about 30 minutes then try and start again and see what happens...
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Last edited by hero danny; 03-18-2017 at 04:24 PM.