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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Intermittent fi light coming on .

My fi light came on taday and the bike started spluttering but this was intermittent .I am going to disconnent my power commander and see if this cures the problem but the bike dont run very well without the p/commander but at least it might give me a clue if its it that is causing the problem .The bike is a 2004C.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 02:33 PM
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Check that your battery terminal wires are tight and secure. Usually this is caused by a loose connection wire to the battery.

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Mine acted the same way a while back. Turned out to be the powercommander - gray wire from the PC3 connected to wire from the ECM with a clip on connector that cut the source wire in two. Soldered it and all was well.

Here's a link to previous thread on this...

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Start with the easy stuff first;

1. Tighten your battery cables
2. Do the ground fix, paying attention only to the "Common Electronics Ground" section as seen on the "How To;Step-by-Step" board here
https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205905

These are the Top 2 reasons for your symptoms

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Battery cable and ground fix hook mine right up. Runs like a beast now or should it say again
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Thanks for the replys i hope i found the problem !i recon it was the ground wire which i did the fix years ago and the wire was slack but i will have to wait till the morning to try it out .It was not the power /commander as it was still coming on and off after i unpluged it.
Spike you must hold a world record for the amount of posts you have well done .
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Sorted ground fix wire now nice and tight and running fine .
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