My bike will not start. '02 F4i Original battery died last year, ordered a brand new one a few weeks ago, still would not start.
1) I jumped it twice last year with running cars. Didn't know at the time that that can be harmful, however the bike seemed to run fine after each time and battery would be good for a couple starts after putting it back on the tender.
2) I charged the battery once without disconnecting it from the bike. I dunno if this is harmful or not. I also tried starting the bike while it was on the tender. Again, I hope this was not a stupid mistake on my part.
Corrective actions taken:
Tested the bank angle sensor, fuel cut-off relay, and engine stop relay - all seemed fine. They are the most readily accessible to test, so I just started knocking them off the list. I guess my next steps will be to pull the fuel tank and take a look at the fuel lines, the injectors, plugs, MAP sensor, etc. but thought I would see if anyone on here had any wise advice first.
I also notice that when I try to start, the fuel pump primes, all lights/blinkers work properly, engine turns over, just doesn't fire. And I can smell fuel through the exhaust pipe.
The service manual says that a certain number of blinks of the FI light on the guage refers to a certain problem. My problem there is that it has been inconsistent - I've seen 1 blink, 7 blinks, 8, and 9 blinks. Seems to keep changing when I try to start.
Think it's electronic problem? Fuel problem? Hopefully I can find out soon because the weather is getting nice