Bike Won't Start Thread - F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by BikeRiderOH, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys,

    The bike won't turn start despite trying to jump and what appears to be a fully charged battery. Won't turn over, just makes a series of clicks then done.

    Fire away! Thanks in advance for the assistance.
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  2. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    Ring antennae. Do you get a warning on the dash?
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  3. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    I get the dWA error but I've seen that before it when the bike was running. What is "Ring antennae"?
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  4. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    Dwa error is batteries in alarm unit failing and can lead to immobilizer to activate.
    Ring antenna is what reads your chipped key and allows the bike to start and throws a ews code when it cannot read the key.
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  5. fmacdonald

    fmacdonald n00b

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    Going back to basics have you check the battery connections and do you have a good earth? Have you tried using jumper leads and starting off a car battery. I had the same issue and it was that the battery terminal was very slightly loose leading to everything working but not enough current to kick it over (just clicks)
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  6. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    Yep, tried the basic stuff. Actually I'm kinda glad it did not start since I got invited to ride today and now it's raining at 44 degrees.

    Where are the batteries located? In the remote?

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  7. The Maz

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    Alarm batteries are in the alarm unit under the seat in the tail of the bike. I think they are cr123 batteries x2
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  9. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    Thanks all!
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