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post #1 of 19 Old 04-29-2015, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody get an Engine check light

Just got my new Street 500 last night. Upon leaving the dealer my amber engine check light came on. The bike had no acceleration and I limped home using full throttle. This morning the bike was hard starting. The starter would get the engine going and then it would die. I finally kept goosing the throttle and got it to run. I decided I would take the side streets to work and after work take it straight to the dealer. After about 3 or 4 blocks I stopped at a red light and the bike almost died and then immediatly reved very high. I was looking to stab the kill switch when it came down to an idle. The engine check light went out. I pulled away from the stop light and the acceleration was jerky. After a few blocks it seemed to smooth out some. Its still a little quirky. If when I leave work tonight and the engine light is back on I'm heading to the dealer with it.
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Wow, I hope this has turned out well for you. Sounds like a pretty scary story with some severe problem. I would get it to the dealer as soon as I could and not to go back in time on you, but limping home sounds like a good time to limp right back to the dealer. If you are like me, though you picked the bike up right at closing time and returning it to a closed dealer wouldn't have helped very much.
Again, I hope this has turned out well and looking forward to hearing what the dealer said/did to fix it.
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Left work and the bike would not accelerate and top speed was about 40 mph. Had to take streets to the dealer. When I got to stop lights the bike would stall most of the time. Somtimes it would rev out until I hit the kill switch. Lot of P.O.'d drivers behind me. A couple of times the bike would suddenly full on accelerate in traffic. Not good with those mushy brakes. Didn't make it accross town to the dealer before they closed. Will take it back on my day off.
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Seriously, sounds unsafe. I recommend trailer / truck to get it to the dealer. Sounds terrifying and like you may be damaging something by riding this in this condition. Be safe, Be safe, Be safe. Not so worried about the PO'd other people, but don't need them accelerating over the top of you, or you smashing into them.
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Left work and the bike would not accelerate and top speed was about 40 mph. Had to take streets to the dealer. When I got to stop lights the bike would stall most of the time. Somtimes it would rev out until I hit the kill switch. Lot of P.O.'d drivers behind me. A couple of times the bike would suddenly full on accelerate in traffic. Not good with those mushy brakes. Didn't make it accross town to the dealer before they closed. Will take it back on my day off.
Riding the motorcycle was foolish. Call the dealer and have them pick it up.



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Have the dealership come get it. Do not ride it anywhere until fixed
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I'm going to agree with the advice: don't ride it. Have them come get it and get it fixed. Any riding you do could be something the dealership could point to in order to get out of covering warranty work.
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Dropped off the bike at the dealer on Tuesday. Couldn't pick it up until my day off which is Monday. I asked them if they changed any parts. They said no. They didn't find anything wrong. I rode it home following my wife in the truck. It seamed normal. The next day I took it out in town and in the middle of traffic it happened again, no power, no acceleration. Al I could do is thread my way to the right lane and when I stopped the bike stalled. It started up and I rode toward home. The bike had no acceleration and wouldn't go past about 40 mph. Sometimes it would sputter and lurch forward suddenly and then go back to no acceleration. That night I brought it back to the dealer. The bike now has 65 miles on it and its second visit to the shop.
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Glad to hear from you. I hope they figure it out for you this time. I think I wouldn't take it back from them without seeing a few more miles on the odometer. At least as many as it took you to have the problem occur. Just my thought on it, anyway.

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What is the build date on your bike? Not knowing what your dealer did and build date you may have a loose fuel inlet filter connection at the main pump body. Due you know if they checked fuel pressure or what codes where stored?

Depending on your build date TT442 (Tech Tip) may apply (2015 Street Performance Concerns) as stated above with loose fuel inlet filter.

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