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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 2013 Vegas suddenly shut down

Went for a long ride today, about 400 miles, bike drove awesome all day. I got it home and go to pull it in the garage and it stumbled then died. When I tried to restart it the check engine light came on and it would only turn over and not start. I took the key out and let it sit for maybe 2 minutes and tried to start it again, all it did was turn over and wouldn't start but no check engine light that time.

Anyone have a similar issue or idea as to what happened

It is a 2013 Vegas 8-Ball that has 3000 miles on it and a Power Commander and Freedom exhaust

UPDATE: I went back out to attempt to start it again, it cranked and would not start for a minute or so, let it sit again and then it fired right up and seemed normal. The engine did seem like it was pretty warm still even after sitting. What could cause the bike to heat up, I was not sitting in traffic or anything and was riding it just before putting it away.

Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas.

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Check your battery connections... Sounds stupid but trust me. P.S. Your bike didn't drive awesome.... You don't drive bikes you ride them.
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A new bike like that should NOT have these kind of problems but yes; definitely make sure the connections at the battery are good. Kinda wondering if a breaker kicked out or if the fuel pressure had an issue. Maybe both combined.

Please let us know what you find.

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I had done some reading before posting and had checked the battery connections. Forgot to mention that and both were good. I also pulled the plugs and they both looked good.
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On a carb bike I would be thinking a vent problem with the tank developing a vacuum and not letting the fuel flow.

Being fuel injected; I would lean more toward an air leak or something else involving fuel system like fuel pump or injectors. Probably wouldn't hurt to pull the tank to see if anything obvious stands out. Can you hear the fuel pump pressurizing the system? Does it start easily now that it's cold. Might be too late to start it right now but in the morning would be a good time to check. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to run some injector cleaner through it. I like Sea Foam. About 1/2 can every oil change does it for my bikes.

Is it still under warranty by chance?
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I will go out today and try to restart it agin but even when it actually started last night it started right up and idled just like normal and like nothing at all was wrong.

I didn't pull the tank but pulled the cheese wedges and was looking in there and it didn't appear as though anything was out of place/unplugged or anything. There is no fuel leaking anywhere.

Yes it is still under warranty.

One of my other concerns is how hot the heads were. It had not got that hot all day with continuous riding then suddenly did it.
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Check the battery connections.
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Already did and they are tight
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Power Commander 5 correct? Sounds like fueling issue so maybe your controller...
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Yes Power Commander 5 and everything appears to be working properly with it.

I do not have a dyno tune yet but do have a baseline tune for the exhaust on the bike. I can try to upload a copy of the MAP if that could be of any assistance.

I was just out with the bike and it started up and ran with no problem whatsoever.

Could this just be a fluke thing or should I continue to dig deeper?

once again thanks for all the help.
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