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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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600 F4i won't start

I just bought a bike that had been in storage for some time (lenght of time unknown.) I changed the oil, drained the fuel tank, and replaced the battery. The engine turns over but will not start. I don't have an owners manual and don't have any experience with fuel injected Honda's. Any suggestions???????
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The bike is a 2001 CBR 600 F4i
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Did you check the spark plugs?

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Just replaced the spark plugs, and it will start if I use starter fluid. Is there a fuel on off switch or a filter somewhere???
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 09:20 PM
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There shouldn't be a fuel "switch" on the F4i like on the previous F# and other bikes of the sort. There's the kill switch (red one on the right handle) but your bike wouldn't run at all if that was off. Can you hear the fuel pump working when you first turn the key (assuming kill switch is in "run" position)? There's also a fuel filter, may have to pull the tank to get to it.

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I pulled the tank and the filter and pump were covered with rust. There was also a steel wool brush in there caught in the pump (what is the point of that?) I just ordered a new one so hopefully that fixes the problem, Thanks
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I just replaced the fuel pump and still nothing. I'm not totally convinced this new fuel pump is working. I know it is getting power, but when I disconnect the line still nothing comes out. Do I need to some how prime the fuel pump? Very open to suggestions at this point
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Can you actually hear the fuel pump kicking on when you turn the key on?

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you should be able to hear and feel the pump working. It is loud. If you cannot, then it isn't working.

Check that first and get back to us. We'll try our best to help you out.
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was there rust in the fuel? The petcock might be blocked and not allowing the fuel to get to the pump. Just a thought.
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