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  1. just wanna ride

    just wanna ride New Member

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    hello guys looking for a little help. i have a 2013 vision.the bike starts and runs for about a minuite thens dies.the voltage guage reads low at first then goes above 14 volts.then the thing quits running.i have made sure battery connections are tight.i jumped across the circuit breaker to make sure i had voltage on both ends.when it dies it will not restart unless you cycle the kill switch.it will start back up but still quits .any help would be great thanks
     
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    Does it crank but not start or won't crank until you cycle the kill switch?
    Cycling the kill switch primes the fuel pump. Wonder if the pump is getting weak.
     
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    I would get that battery load checked, amps, you already covered most of it. Battery is 7 yo now. Then like Lou mentioned fuel. I would check fuel pressure.
     
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    engine cranks fine.i will remove the battery and test it monday.looks to be a replacement battery.
     
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    My bike would die trying to idle. It was just the battery. Much like you describe the voltage would read low because it was taking all the battery had to crank over engine. It didn't have enough power in it to keep it running. The bike charging system can only handle so much. If it's all going to dead battery then the rest isn't getting sufficient power.
     
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    Howmuch fuel is onboard?

    If 1/4 tank or less, stand the bike up straight. There's only 1 pickup and it's in the right tank...
     
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    Sounds like fuel to me.
    With what you said it sounds like fuel starvation. When you cycle the kill switch it primes the fuel and then starves again.
    Make sure there is enough fuel in the tank, and then check your fuel system.
     
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    Running out of fuel would be my first guess too. With the voltage gauge reading low to begin with are you idling too slow? When you start the bike push the revs up to 2000. What does that do to the voltage gauge and also to the time it takes to stall?
     
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    I would say Battery, but the last guy had no fuel onboard, so put gas in it first and then battery and how old is it and did you ever kill it?
     
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    check your fuel pressure ... should be 51 psi at prime and hold, and stay at 51 while running. could be the pump or just needs a new filter
     
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    I removed the battery.test battery 450 cold cranking amps 12.8 volts.battery good.bike has 3/4 fuel in tank.i am leaning towards kill switch since i gave to cycle it after it quits to get it to start.it acts like electrical the way it quits.
     
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    ... could spray some non-chlorinaed brake clean into the switch and see if that helps clean up the contacts ... before replacing the switch
     
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    JWR,, Sounds like the kill switch is working properly if you are toggling it and the bike starts back up.
     
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    In the service manual on page 19.34 it shows a 40 Amp breaker (you have jumped) another 10 Amp breaker to the ignition and a 301 chassis relay. The 10 Amp breaker or the chassis relay might be worth checking out if is not the fuel pump.



    Good luck
     
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    Kill switch checked ok.good voltage on both sides of circuit breaker.i am going to check fuel pressure tomorrow since u jyst read another thread with same concern his was a bad fuel pump
     

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