Bike towed home...

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 67siia, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. 67siia

    67siia Been here awhile

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    Full story told. I tried jumping the bike without a positive result. Testing of the battery read 12v just before I put it on the trailer this AM. But, I see your point.

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  2. Reaver

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    Haven't heard that but anythings possible. I know we carry each others key on our keychains (F8/F658) for a few reasons and it hasn't caused an issue.....yet.
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  3. Bayner

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    On a side note - you can push start the bike.
    I had to do it on several occasions when my stator cacked it a few days from home. It's a bastard and you'll drag the back wheel unless you really bounce the suspension. The fuel pump will still prime long after you drop below the voltage the bike will crank at, you just need to cycle the key a few times slowly to build initial pressure.
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  4. The Island

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    This happened to me. As soon as I'd put the key in, I'd get that message show up but nothing would happen. I too kept the keys together and in the book, it says this can be an issue...
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  5. itsatdm

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    Got to love these internet questions. What exactly does tried to jump the bike without a positive result mean?

    Did you manage to spin the engine and it would not start or did it just go click?

    Either way it sort of rules out a battery problem.
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  6. 67siia

    67siia Been here awhile

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    Haha, I should have defined "jump the bike".... Only got a click click.
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  7. Reaver

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    For future reference, if the EWS system engages it disables the ignition, fuel pump and STARTER. The fact that you got a "click" means that it passed the security check and tried it's best to start. If anybody's bored, you can pop the RFID capsule out of your plastic key and see what happens. :1drink

    It's another way of diagnosing. Kinda like having zero fuel pressure and while replacing the pump you notice the tank is empty. If the battery is dead, all the computers get cranky.
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  8. Full Power

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    Just for reference, with a full charge on a healthy battery, the F800 will PUSH start very easily, and at absurdly low ground speed.
    You will need 3rd gear on hard pack dirt road.
    2nd gear will work just fine on pavement.
    A brisk walking pace will suffice.
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  9. 67siia

    67siia Been here awhile

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    Yesterday I got a call from the dealer..... "Battery has died". So they tell me the antenna is not the issue but the battery... Some of you were dead on the problem... Furthermore, the dealer is "waiting on a battery shipment" ... Can't believe they do not have batteries in stock. Scheduled pick up for Tuesday.....:huh
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  10. itsatdm

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    There goes my credibility:rofl. I still don't understand why it could not be jump started from another vehicle. Mine would.

    Dealers vary. Mine didn't have the stock battery either, so they gave me a better one.
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    Ha ha..... Strange indeed. That is usually a stock item. :freaky:freaky
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  12. beeper

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    According to my dealer the stock batteries have been on back order since August, I'm still waiting for one. Thankfully mine is still starting the bike and I'm keeping it on the charger every night.
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  13. Reaver

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    If they were really trying to help they'd pull one from a new bike. I've had to pull two throttle bodies off a new R bike to keep a Customer happy.

    It's a battery. Wal Mart sells'em. :lol3
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  14. acejones

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    You don't want one of their crappy batteries anyway. Just pony up the dollars and go but an Odessey and be done with battery problems.......and your crappy dealer.
    They don't stock antenna rings, they don't stock batteries......, but I bet they stock new bikes.
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    And lots of clothing in rabbit arse Euro sizes for customers who own Minis. LOL!
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  16. 67siia

    67siia Been here awhile

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    :clap
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  17. 67siia

    67siia Been here awhile

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    Got her home.... battery replaced, cost $0.00 (under warranty)
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  18. beeper

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    Dealer called today, new battery should be on my doorstep in a couple days. Free of charge..or um, no charge...Crap, I mean no cost to me. :D


    Glad you got your bike back, mine started a little slow today...the below freezing temps certainly didn't help.
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