|Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:21 pm: ||
Went out for a little ride today and all went well until I turned down my street on the way home. I rounded the corner and hit the throttle to my surprise the bike bogged out and shut off. Attempted to re-start and nothing. It cranks but no fire. Had to push it up the hill about three blocks. Let it sit for a while and still wont fire. I just changed the plugs a few weeks ago.
Funny thing is I don't hear the fuel pump prime when I turn it on.
I hope it's not a bad fuel pump. I looked at the service manual and it looks like a pain to change.
|Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 07:19 pm: ||
The wiring on the XB line, especially the earlier years was prone to chaffing.
The result was frequent intermittent shorts.
I would start out by checking the ground wire from the battery, and other systems grounds.
Then check for blown fuses.
If you find one, make a short tester by wiring a 12v bulb to a blown fuse. Install the short tester in the socket from which you took the blown fuse.
If the Light glows brightly you have a short. If not, try pushing and pulling on the wires in that circuit in an attempt to re create the short.
This will cover about 90% of the problems like yours.
Let us know what you find.
Shouldn't be hard for an electrical tech to figure out.
|Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 08:06 pm: ||
When the problem first happened I looked at the fuse box cover and didn't see a fuse for the fuel pump so I kind of discarded the idea.
I went and pulled every fuse out and found the fuse for the ECM was blown. Replaced it and the bike fired right up.
I just used a multimeter in the blown fuse socket to check for a short and was not able to re-create a short by moving any wires around. I threw a pack of fuses in the tray under the seat in case it happens again. And if it does I'll take a much closer look.
In my job we don't use fuses so sometimes I forget to check them.
|Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 01:44 am: ||
You mentioned the problem happened after turning a corner. Try checking for a short again while turning the handlebars both ways. Some people have found abraded insulation on wires around the steering neck area shorting out.
|Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:51 pm: ||
My bike (99 X1 Lightning) had been sitting for the winter. Unfortunately the trickel charger was knocked off, so had to put a new battery in. Now when I turn the key & flip the switch, I don't hear the fuel pump prime.
I did check the fuses, all are good. Any sugestions.
|Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 07:27 pm: ||
Even though its a new battery: First thing to do with ALL Electrical problems is to check battery voltage. AGM batteries must have 12.7vdc.
Then check connections;Bad connections such as loose or corrosion can normally be found to be the problem.
Did you bump, move or disconnect anything when you replaced the battery?