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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Default red engine light is on

I just bought this bike from a guy in ar. It sounds as if the bike is missing. It will kill when Idleing any suggestion I can do at home. I have to wait 3 weeks for the bike to be seen at the dealer.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Easy / obvious check, do you have good spark? How are the plugs? Got good gas in tank?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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Angry New 08 Vegas Low Engine light is on

I just bought an 08 Vegas Low ($17625) this morning and I had it loaded onto my trailer. I hauled it for about 200 miles and unloaded it. I got on and test drove it (FIRST TIME) and the red engine light is on. WHat the HELL? This is my first victory so I don't know if it's a lemon. The light turns on and off when I ride. I only put on 4 miles, to get fuel, and I shut it off. Don't tell me that I should have bought an HD.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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raldo , is the oil at proper level? does it run properly?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 06:29 AM
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Angry Argggh!

My fluids are fine, all topped off. I did notice that the bike shifted a little rough, at first. WHen I ride, the light sometimes goes off, then it comes back on. When I was at the stop light, I went into neutral and the light turned off.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Hmmmm. Since you are so far away from dealer... I would check all wiring connections at sensors on engine. Make sure they are on and tight. I might even disconnect the battery for 10 minutes, then reconnect and see how it is. I will lastly suggest , since there is a lack of people here. Go here for better online help...http://www.******.com/start.html.....there are many vic techs there that may have a better idea as to what might be wrong. These are great bikes. All bikes have problems, here and there. It's the nature of the beast.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 05:26 PM
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Default I think I got it figured out!

When I brought the bike back, the low beam was burned out. I thought it was from the ride back. I bought a new bulb and started it up today, and when I throttled up, the bulb burned out again . I got my meter and hooked it up, and I noticed that when I gave it about 1/3 throttle, the voltage went up to 17.79V. That isn't supposed to happen, right . I also checked the engine light, and it comes on EVERYTIME THE METER HITS 17.0VDC! I think my alternator is on the fritz! What do you think? At Idle, the Voltage is 14.88VDC.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Sounds like it's over charging. And thats what is setting the red light on. I suggest a return trip to the dealer to be on the safe side. It's hard to diagnos over the net.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009, 02:26 PM
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The Stator (sp) might possible be bad. My Brotherin-law's 04 Vegas had a problem with engine light coming on only after a couple of hundred miles. The Stator was replaced and he has had no more poblems.
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