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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bike won't start

Morning group, went to start my 2003 1800c all lights come on and fuel pump sounds but bike just keeps cranking . Was running yesterday no issues. Battery is new plenty of juice, anybody have this issue? Where should I start looking ? Checked fuses all good.
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Start by tightening battery cables. If that doesn't work then it could be the starter relay going bad. When it's turning over is it turning over strong?



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Yes cranking strong, it did start once then I shut it off and she will just crank. Everything seems to be working fine. Just doesn't seem to be getting fuel or spark.
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Did the fuel pump prime you will hear when key is first turned on after sitting for awhile.

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Yes it did prime, after turning the key on, everything turned on as always but just wont start
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Ground fix done? Any fuel manager on board? Enough gas? Bad gas?

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Ground fix done? Any fuel manager on board? Enough gas? Bad gas?
That's what first came to my mind as well. I know my 1300 doesn't have a fuel gauge, so I imagine the 1800 also does not, so maybe you just ran low. I've tried my fair share of times trying to start a bike or 4-wheeler when low on fuel.

Then again you typically run out of fuel while you're out and about, not first start up in the morning. You never know though. If you can't see fuel when the cap is pulled, I'd dump a gallon of gas in there and give it another try before digging deeper in troubleshooting.

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Pull the vacuum line off of the fuel pressure regulator. Turn the key on and see if fuel comes out of the regulator where the vacuum line was plugged into. If good then on the fron cylinder there is a cam position sensor on the front side, check the connection.

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Just filled up Friday fresh gas bike is all stock no management system, haven't done the ground fix. Ok never had to work on bike much ..it's a Honda , on the front where is the regulator located? Does the tank need to be removed? And where is the cam sensor? Not new to working on things just haven't needed to fix anything on the 1800.
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Fresh fill up on Friday, will suck if the tank has to come off.
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