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    F6B would not start!

    A heads up to all on the forum. I came out the other morning to jump on the B and head to work as I do every morning. I have 2015 F6B Deluxe that I got new. anyway, the starter spun up but no engine catch? I checked everything I could think of. In Gear, Fuel, fuel off switch in on position etc. nothing. So I go inside and call dealer who tells me it may be a starter problem, but he is so backed up it may take a week to look at. anyway, I go back out and try again, and still nothing. started spinning strong, but engine not catching and THEN I tapped the top of the fuel off/on switch on the handlebar and bingo, she started up right away. Go Figure? I never use the fuel off/on switch as the Honda Handbook says to leave it in the run (on) position and use key to cut off engine. anyway, she is running flawlessly again as usual. but from now on I am using the fuel of/on all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imscots View Post
    A heads up to all on the forum. I came out the other morning to jump on the B and head to work as I do every morning. I have 2015 F6B Deluxe that I got new. anyway, the starter spun up but no engine catch? I checked everything I could think of. In Gear, Fuel, fuel off switch in on position etc. nothing. So I go inside and call dealer who tells me it may be a starter problem, but he is so backed up it may take a week to look at. anyway, I go back out and try again, and still nothing. started spinning strong, but engine not catching and THEN I tapped the top of the fuel off/on switch on the handlebar and bingo, she started up right away. Go Figure? I never use the fuel off/on switch as the Honda Handbook says to leave it in the run (on) position and use key to cut off engine. anyway, she is running flawlessly again as usual. but from now on I am using the fuel of/on all the time.
    Is that the same as the kill switch?

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    Run/Stop switch...Kill Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyhorse View Post
    Is that the same as the kill switch?
    In California, they can't call it a "kill switch" - too many people would be offended!

    imscots: yes, yours is one of a handful of bikes that have had this issue.
    Are you, by chance, near the salt water, or do a lot of riding on the coast?

    A little preventive maintenance will go a long way in those environments.
    Electrical contact cleaner and some di-lectric grease on the contacts.

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    kill switch

    Exact same thing happened to me last Sat.only I was a 100 miles from home,after turning kill switch off and on several times she fired up, no problems since!

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    Ignition Pulse Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by deacon View Post
    Exact same thing happened to me last Sat.only I was a 100 miles from home,after turning kill switch off and on several times she fired up, no problems since!
    John in northern MS is replacing his ignition pulse generator this weekend. He had a 19 flash error code and it sounds like the same problem. Turns over but won't fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53driver View Post
    In California, they can't call it a "kill switch" - too many people would be offended!

    imscots: yes, yours is one of a handful of bikes that have had this issue.
    Are you, by chance, near the salt water, or do a lot of riding on the coast?

    A little preventive maintenance will go a long way in those environments.
    Electrical contact cleaner and some di-lectric grease on the contacts.

    Cheers,
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    Yea Steve, I am on the coast, very near Huntington Beach, and I will do some lubrication on it! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmetoc View Post
    John in northern MS is replacing his ignition pulse generator this weekend. He had a 19 flash error code and it sounds like the same problem. Turns over but won't fire.
    Code 19 is NOT the Ignition Pulse Generator!
    It's the Crankshaft Position Sensor.
    What does he hope to achieve by replacing the IPG?

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    From the FI Code list on GL1800

    18 Blinks • Engine does not start
    • Loose or poorly connected camshaft position sensor connector
    • Open or short circuit in camshaft position sensor wire: • Faulty camshaft position sensor


    19 Blinks • Engine does not start
    • Loose or poorly connected ignition pulse generator connector:
    • Open or short circuit in ignition pulse generator wire: • Faulty ignition pulse generator

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53driver View Post
    Code 19 is NOT the Ignition Pulse Generator!
    It's the Crankshaft Position Sensor.
    What does he hope to achieve by replacing the IPG?

    Curious,
    Steve
    Code 19 is the IPG at every site I found, and the Honda Dealer confirmed it.
    Code 18 is the CamShaft position sensor.
    I kinda hope to achieve an F6B that will start when I hit the start button, Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'Ville View Post
    Code 19 is the IPG at every site I found, and the Honda Dealer confirmed it.
    Code 18 is the CamShaft position sensor.
    I kinda hope to achieve an F6B that will start when I hit the start button, Steve.
    Anything with tits or a motor will soon give you trouble.

    Just get it fixed.

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