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Old 07-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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'07 GSA died while riding - wont start.

I've UTFSF and have read all the threads close to this - but I can't find one that has the same exact problem. I was riding to work the other day, bike was running fine, normal ops/temp/everything. A little more than a mile from my house, the bike died while in gear with gas applied, just as if I'd used the cut off switch. Electrics are all normal, bike turns over after coming to a stop. When throttle is applied during cranking the sound and vibration changes (so it's getting gas) but it won't fire.

'07 GSA with around 38k miles on it.

What am I missing?

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I don't have an exact answer, but I wanted to point out that your original diagnosis is wrong. Changing the throttle opening during cranking does not imply proper fuel flow. It only implies proper compression/vacuum.

Do the basics. Check compression (likely OK given your observations), spark and then fuel.

As a betting man I'd say that your fuel pump controller went belly-up. I could be wrong. Therefore, check the basics.

I'd wish you luck, but I don't think you'll need it...
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks. I was thinking fuel also.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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That's happened to me. The first thing I checked was the battery connection. Lo and behold I found one of the battery cables loose.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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The fuel line I used to replace my filter inside the tank ruptured, giving me the exact same results. This is on an R110GS but had the same results.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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I don't have an exact answer, but I wanted to point out that your original diagnosis is wrong. Changing the throttle opening during cranking does not imply proper fuel flow. It only implies proper compression/vacuum.

Do the basics. Check compression (likely OK given your observations), spark and then fuel.

As a betting man I'd say that your fuel pump controller went belly-up. I could be wrong. Therefore, check the basics.

I'd wish you luck, but I don't think you'll need it...
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That's happened to me. The first thing I checked was the battery connection. Lo and behold I found one of the battery cables loose.
Usually one of two things, battery/cables or fuel controller. Since it is free, I would load check the battery first, and check the cables.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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I was finally around enough to get to the bottom of the problem - fuel controller! Thanks for the tips guys!
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #9
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I always carry a spare. Standard GS problem. Ring antenna, fuel controller.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #10
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'07 Brother

Sounds like a good spare part to have on board. I also have an '07 GSA Adventurer, could you post the P/N? Couldn't find it on MAX fische.

Much thanks in advance.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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16 14 7 720 776 fuel pump, electronic http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...png?v=04302013
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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Sounds like a good spare part to have on board. I also have an '07 GSA Adventurer, could you post the P/N? Couldn't find it on MAX fische.

Much thanks in advance.

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Just get the bypass cable from Vendors. It is much cheaper and smaller to pack.

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
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Bypass cable on order

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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Rode it tonight. All is well except the brake failure light is on solid from the time the starter is engaged.

Now where did I put that search function???
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