NOTE: I copied this post to a new thread, to get possible maximum exposure to try and provide any possible help for Rob
Now Rob (DarkElfLusipher) has a another new issue. He's on the road trying to get home to Arizona. After the tire ordeal (got that taken care of), now he has a constant F1 light. He says the bike runs as if the fuel injectors were plugged up or something. It runs ok at hiway speeds, but when he pulls off the hiway, he has to keep giving throttle to keep the bike running...like maintain about 20% throttle? He also said his gas mileage is only in the 20s. No "big black smoke".
So, some of you experts out there.....F1 light staying lit.....bad gas mileage.....bike doesn't want to seem to idle....... thoughts? He says it gives no codes on startup (no blinking F1 light). He says it's kind of hard to start. But if he turns off ignition and tries to start a second time....it usually starts right up. F1 light staying on.....I've read so many different thoughts on this kind of stuff (and I am NOT a mechanic!). Bank sensor? ECM? What?
RaRune, he's coming thru your "area". He's riding I-10 thru Texas today (hopefully). He's near the LA/TX border....and will be riding thru East/Central Texas today....IF....all goes well.
I'm betting one of you smarter guys than me (mechanically speaking, that's quite a few of you.....I humbly admit).....Dan....Ski......etc, etc.....some of you can probably pretty easily diagnose this I bet? I've talked to him a couple of times on the phone. He just wants to get it home so he can get it fixed right. Think he can ride it as is about 1200-1300 miles the rest of the way home? He says at hiways speeds, it seems ok.....so far.
This is the bike he just bought. Wondering if it could have sat a while with Ethanol gas in the tank and could that be part of the issue here? Thoughts?