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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2006, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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My 919 isn't starting, WTF?

Ok, here's the problem. Last weekend I did the taillight integrator mod (not clearalternatives, the trailer hitch one), the bafflectomy, and flapper disconnect. After doing the tail and flapper, bike ran great. Then I did the bafflectomy and the bike started for 3 seconds and turned off. Confused, I tried charging it. Next day I plug it back in and try to start the bike. I hear the started motor going then a backfire like pop or two and it doesn't start. So I take battery to dealership to have them charge/check it. They confirm it's got a few bad cells, which doesn't suprise me because I had a similar problem where my bike wouldn't start because of the battery a few months back (bike was a new 04 leftover and had been sitting for a while). Today I borrowed my friend's battery and tried to start it only to have it do the backfire thing again. So I took off the rear cowl and checked my wiring for the tail only to find nothing....checked the fuses to find nothing...any thoughts on WTF is wrong with my bike? It only has 1400 miles on it too.... PLEASE HELP!
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First & foremost did you plug the flapper line after you disconnected it?

You probably have one loose wire that is grounding out on the frame or something. I would closely check your work on the integrator etc... If you have PCIII double check that the wires from it are secure especially the one single power wire tapped off the rear light

This is why I don't bother to make silly mods to my bikes anymore. I leave the stock turn signals & fenders & crap on the bike & concentrate on mods that actually increase the performance instead of just look cool....
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can you explain what "the bafflectomy, and flapper disconnect" are?
Sounds like a wiring problem. If the engine turns over then battery is fine...




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Bafflectomy is when they cut the steel cores out of the exhaust

Flapper mod is disabling the flap on the airbox
http://www.919.org/flap.htm
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... & concentrate on mods that actually increase the performance instead of just look cool.... [/B]
yeah, like bacardi stickers and powdercoated grab rails
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Hey RD, you get within 15 seconds of my lap times & then come talk shit...
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can you explain what "the bafflectomy"...is
removing the baffles from the stock cans, changes the exhaust note a bit for those that don't want to drop the $ for slipons...and it's FREE !! coring stock exhaust
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Hey RD, you get within 15 seconds of my lap times & then come talk shit...
when i get within 15 secs, i'll probably just shit myself laughin...
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I saw your previous post about moving up to a literbike.

Don't underestimate the ability of the 600's. My best laptime at Barber is on a 600 that I only had about 10 laps on pretty wild when you consider I've got hundreds of laps there on liter bikes...
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The dealer figured out that it was bad gas that was the culprit. Not sure how that happened, but all is well now.
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