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  1. Patman83

    Patman83 New Member

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    I recently bought an octane while riding home. The check engine light came on and the bike stalled out, code was 636 crankshaft position sensor. I replaced the sensor and still had the code and the bike still wouldn’t start. I disconnected the battery for 30 min turned it back on still a code. After giving up that night I came back the next day and filled it up with gas turned it on, light and code went away Started right up, rode another 75 miles and it happened again. This time I leaned the bike to the left cycled the fuel pump and I was able to get enough gas to go again. I did this two or three times and limped to a gas station & I was able to put two gallons of gas in .The gas light has never come on and I can only use 2 gallons before it happens again. Does anyone have any answers before I buy a fuel pump?
     
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    I have not had that issue. That sucks. Sorry man!
     
  3. Patman83

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    Thanks it is really odd I’m probably going to take the fuel pump out tonight and look at the wiring
     
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    Have you checked with the previous owner to see if they had any issues or made any modifications?
     
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    Completely stock the previous owner didn’t give full disclosure and has avoided me ever since I think he was having the same problem it was his first bike young kid . I will say win the tank is full this bike runs great
     
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    Not sure about the codes but the way you explain it almost sounds like the fuel line inside the tank is out of place . There's not a lot to the fuel lines. They're attached to the filter and point down to the bottom and back of the tank. If you've done your Kingpin's pump and or filter your know what I'm talking about. If he had the pump replaced those little bastards can be tricky to get back in. Curious if someone just shoved the pump and lines in and the lines got bent.

    You might be able to get a light and a extendable mirror in the tank and check before having to take the tank off. Good luck.
     
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    great point I was thinking the same thing at work today I’m going to check that tonight I’ll keep you posted
     
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    If that happens to be the case you probably will still need to take the tank off but with some hope you might get something in the tank the doesn't cause static to push the lines down. I doubt it but worth a shot. If you do need to open the tank and therefore replace the seals you can go through Witchdoctors to get them for $22 a pair plus shipping or check if the below on Amazon will fit. From what I understand(stood) the tank seals are the same in all Vic bikes. Maybe not so much in the last models rolled off the lines.

    Fuel Tank O-Ring by Polaris

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TNGBN4O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Good luck, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Yeah this bike is different than the early models but I did take the fuel pump out and it might have been out of place couldn’t really tell It was a tight fit and gave my best try at putting it back in we’ll see I’ll keep you posted
     
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    Interesting, let us know what you find. From what i read you are doing what i would do. I would inspect the tank. That bike is 4 years old now and if it sat with ethanol gas in it for a long time the filter could be gummed up. good luck
     
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    Sounds like pickup tube is hung up high on pump or something, may be able to shine light in using long screwdriver/ stick to get it off & back down to bottom of tank.
     
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    I dropped the fuel pump couldn’t tell if it was hung up but I haven’t been able to ride to see if I fixed it because of rain I’ll keep you posted
     
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    Problem fixed it was the pickup line thanks for the input everyone
     
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