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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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i have no clue....

hey guys, this morning as i was pulling into my apartment complex, i was traveling at about 15 mph when all of a sudden i lost all power, followed by a very loud backfire. instinctively, i pulled the clutch in and twisted the wrist. the power barely got up to 4000 rpms;i came to a stop. all of the electronics on the bike stopped working (no oil light, neutral light, etc.) when i turned the key to the on position. it also would not start. its a 1995 Honda CBR F3. does anyone know what this could possibly be, i have no idea.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 07:51 AM
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Check the fuses first thing. Especially the main fuse.
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Pretty sure this isn't it but you may just wanna check the gas...just in case.
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What they said.

Did you do any recent upgrades to the bike. Anything that would cause wiring to be shorted or grounded?


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 01:21 AM
 
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That loud backfire says you were having an intermittent ignition failure: that and your bike struggling to pull 4k. The fact your lights and all also stopped working makes me think your problem is upstream of your ignition system.

Take the battery up to Autozone and get it checked. Look at all the electrical connections. A 12- year-old bike and being that close to all of that water can be hard on the circuits. Look for looseness, green, brown, or black discoloration or melting at all of the connections....
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If the connections to your battery are rusted clean them up with a metal (copper) bristle brush and some electronics cleaner (avail in auto sections of most stores).

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thanks for all the replies, i checked the fuses, and they were all fine, i had a quick release connection to the batter, and one of the sides came out, so that was it....i snapped it back in, and everything is fine. whew.... thanks for all the help everyone

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