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My F4i died on me....

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:26 am
by F4i4life
First I would like to say I am new to this forum. If I make any mistakes or post in the wrong section just let me know, but let's get started.

Ok I have a 2001 Honda cbr F4i with 16,000 miles. On a midnight ride going about 46mph in 3rd gear my bike died with no warning. I immediately put the bike in neutral and went to side of road. I turned the key to the off position and turned the key back to on. I didn't hear the usually fuel pump noise and all my lights and gauges were still functional. I pressed the starter and as usual the headlight cut off momentarily, but the engine wouldn't even try to crank.... please help as it is my only transportation.

Thank you in advance and ride safe!

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 pm
by ceemes
The only thing I can think of is a blown main fuse......but I am not expert.

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:14 pm
by F4i4life
Blown main fuse? I looked at the fuel pump fuse but it still seems good. I looked around for loose or damaged wires but everything seems fine. I started wondering if there even IS a problem with the fuel pump, for the bike should still at least try to crank even if pump is bad right? I am starting to look at the ecu for that controls many electrical components.... But there is no way to test to see if it is functioning properly.

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm
by pchast
Do you have a book on your bike?

Many have other 'In-Line' fuses.
If not a main fuse, check the
safeties like the kick stand switch.

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:12 am
by F4i4life
Alright guys i found the solution. Drain your coolant from your bike and check lines to make sure there are no leakages. I put in freshh colant and changed my lines(in all cost me 35 bucks). Once i did that i turned key to ON and let the bike sit for 10 minutes to make sure the coolant had time to run through system. I turned the key off and back on... And the fuel pump primed! The bike fired right up and is running smoothly. These F4I (and many sportbikes) have sensors that sense abnormalities in the bike. Like the coolant being low, hight temperatures, and such. Then these sensors kill the bike so you cant start it and damage the bike until you solve it!

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:13 am
by F4i4life
:kicking:

Re: My F4i died on me....

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:52 pm
by pchast
:D