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kevinbrady
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PostSubject: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:04 pm

again errant sun has caused me probs
i had just finished fixing cagiva bike for son
and he thought he would clean my scooter
after power wash at local garage scoot will
not start , fi light blinks 1 long and 2 short
fuel pump is not priming anyway i have sprayed wd
on electrics and battery is on charge
anyone any hints tips advice
best wishes to all
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:39 pm

Hang the errant son upside down.
Shake vigorously until money falls out.
Collect money and head to the pub.
Chances are the scoot will be ok when it dries out.
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:47 pm

haha best suggestion
i think i will follow this very sound advice
Smile Smile Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:58 pm

When the indicator lights for 1.3 seconds it's equivalent to 10 blinks. So a long blink of 1.3 seconds and two blinks (0.5 seconds X 2) equals 12 blinks. The engine does not start and you have 12 blinks,  so the cause is (1) loose or poor contact on No.1 injector connector, (2) open or short circuit on No.1 injector wire, or (3) faulty No.1 injector.

So that's where the water is causing problems.
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:07 pm

thanks Meldrew ,

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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:30 pm

Pressure wash is really not the way to go! The Swing is designed to operate in all weather conditions but pressure wash surpasses all weather conditions. Your automobile will do the same if pressure washed because the water if "forced" into places it normally would not go. If you let it sit and dry our it will probably be fine. Hope you learned a valuable lesson!
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:53 pm

+1 to what steveh8o advised.

You can expect the wheel bearings to be giving up the ghost soon too. No doubt your Mr Numpty did a stellar job of pressure washing that unsightly brake dust & grit off the front wheel too which forced enough water past the bearing seals to create a problem.


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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:21 am

nick my son perhaps has learnt this time , this is the 3rd bike he has done this to
he does it with best intentions but is misguided
i get the phone call "dad the bike won,t start " this time i let him push it the
2 miles home to underline everything nas repercussions
i had a good spray up with wd40 last night and i will have a look in a minute#
hopefully all will be ok
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:42 am

cleaned connections to injectors worked great put back together and stopped working again
repeated and was more fastidious this time and all seems good now ran for 30 mins but 12 hour work tonight so siesta time
keep smiling always
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:06 am

kevinbrady wrote:
nick my son perhaps has learnt this time , this is the 3rd bike he has done this to

Isn't this the same son who damaged your Silver Wing after you loaned it to him after he wrecked his bike?  Shocked

Far be it for me to give parenting advice, but speaking for myself I never loan my bikes to anybody, much less someone with that kind of track record.  Family, or not.  [EDIT: Especially not to Family!]

Glad to hear your bike issues are resolved!
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:55 am

yep same dopey son!
once again problem solved
its just everytime i get a days rest
i spend it fixing things
c,est ma vie
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:06 pm

As someone stated above watch the front wheel bearing I had one fail in less than 20 miles from when rusty sludge started appearing after a wash. So if he has jet washed it you wont get much warning and it ended up costing me a new front wheel as the old bearing collapsed and took so much of the mount that the bearing race went live.
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PostSubject: Re: after pressure wash bike wont start   Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:02 am

i will have a good look at the weekend at both wheels
thanks for the warning
best wishes
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