thanks for the suggestions. Haven't tried to start in a couple of days as I have been busy in the evenings when I come home.
After installing new spark plugs as mechanic suggested, when I tried to crank it the battery was so weak it would not go, I am hoping that by doing that, it did not foul the plugs.
My normal start procedure is:
1, turn the key on & let the fuel pump stop,
2. pump the throttle twice
3. press the starter-and usually it starts,
on cold mornings I will use the fast idle.
sometimes it will shut off & I have to start again,
not using the throttle but leaving the F idle as it is.
After riding for a couple of days it was three or four days before I tried to start again, was going to take it to the shop to get the flashing "check engine" reset on the speedo.
I keep a tender on the batt so it is strong & turns over very well, just does not fire up.
just hit the starter for a couple of seconds at a time, it goes, very weakly for a couple of strokes, then dies again, might be the fuel pump or I assume there is a fuel filter, could be clogged.
When it ran for those couple of days, it seemed to run fine. I rode to work & back those couple of days so it was only for 10 miles or so but had no problems.
Ok, now we got a little more info like the check engine flashing. When did that start? Lets start at the simple things first:
- Check your battery terminals for being clean and tight. EFI does NOT like loose or dirty battery. I doubt this is it because you said you got a strong start on it, just not continuing to run. Rule it out none the less.
- From a cold start, handle bars turned to the left (yes, it matters), push your fast idle up to about 1/2 and try to start. Do not blip the throttle if it does, just use the fast idle to get it up to about 1600-1800 RPMs for 15-20 seconds the bring it down to about 1400. This forces the oil to where you need it so don't swet the higher RPMs. No BLIPPING... lol... Let her warm up good.
- Already said about checking the air filter and intake screen. From what I can see looks like you still got the stock filter box. How many miles on your bike and how long since you cleaned the throttle bodies. You would be suprised how much easier starting it is once cleaned.
- Look on the right side of the throttle bodies kinda hidden up towards the tank near the upper portion of the TB's and you should should see a rubber vacum cap (one each) on each of the TB's. Being an 05, good chance those have dry rotted and maybe even come off. That could be a contributer.
- If you can check your fuel pump pressure, should be about 49psi
? Have you ever run seafoam or some type of cleaner down it?
? When did flashing check engine start?
? Last time you got gas and did you use a stabilizer if it was stored more than 30 days?
Post your results and lets see if we cant get you back up and running. I have only seen a couple stumpers that we couldnt get started around here. Talk to you soon and good luck