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Fi indicator light is on.

My FI light came on during a ride at about 5000 ft alt.

I have 15,000 miles on my V and have since changed the Spark plugs, cleaned the airfilter, (with help from an excellent post in this forum) and removed the negative battery conector for a few minutes and then replaced in an attempt to re-set the FI light.

Light still on, and it comes on after turning the key to start and then fliping the red start/kill switch to the on position. (light not on when key in start position and kill switch in kill position)

My next step was to run some fuel injector cleaner with a tank of gas and then if no luck there I was going to take it in for a check up at the dealer.

Has anyone delt with this and what was the cause of the FI light staying on when you finally got it figured out?

Any idea's on other itmes I could check before spending $$$ at the dealer?

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You'll likely need to read the trouble codes to see what's going on and if the Versys is anything like my Buell was you reset the ECU with the reader or jumper.

As to why your light's on...no clue. Sorry

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Did you do any maintenance work recently that removed the tank? Just maybe something was left unconnected or incorrectly connected. A F.I light usually indicates that a sensor is not giving the right feedback. I would check all the connections with sockets, and also those under the seat.

Have you tried putting the kill switch to ON first, and then key to Start position?

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Start by reading the code yourself by grounding the self-diagnosis connector while ignition is on.
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Check and make sure you plugged back in the sensor into the right side of the airbox under the tank. DAMHIK.....


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Thanks for the feed back.

I did the maintenance after the light had come on and all coonections are in tact. Bike rides/runs just fine. Time to try reading the codes and I'll check all the connections I can find. They looked good under the tank when I changed the plugs and cleaned the airfilter but I'll check everything else I can find.

I'll post whatever I find when I find out what might have caused it. I have a gut feeling it is a reset the light and ride on type of deal.
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Well I took it to the shop and it is the Fan Motor that is out. The fan will not come on when the engine is hot, blows the fuse and the FI then lights up.

$450,00 smackoles for a fan motor from Kawai. Their are proud of that fan motor for sure.

15,000 miles on the bike and already a fan motor.
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$450!!! **** a brick!!! That's Ducati money!

Remind me again, why did I buy a Kawasaki?

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Check and make sure you plugged back in the sensor into the right side of the airbox under the tank. DAMHIK.....
I had this problem when I forgot to connect that plug after changing the airfilter.

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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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Checked and rechecked.
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$450 seems quite steep for a fan motor....I'd be looking for a 12V fan motor from something else or scour ebay...

$329 at Cheapcycleparts.com....still high but better than $450

Ebay find Cheaper still

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I've seen several EX650 fan motors on e-bay for <$100.00? They are adaptable but have four mount points/ Versys 3. Also Industrial supply vendors such as Fastenal, MSC & Grainger sell small Co-axial fans in various sizes and Voltages for dirt cheap! Bonus they don't weigh jack.

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Hope that fan's solid gold!

I did check and the fan for a KLR is just over $300.00 with the Versys unit right at $370.00 at Bike Bandit. Strangely he Ninja 650 fan is listed at $230.00. Don't know if it could be made to fit or not.

I'd try Flea Bay or Craig's List as well.

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Many used fans available from $29.74 including shipping, and up.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...%20fan&_sop=15
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As I've posted before, all it takes is a small gravel chip to wedge between the fan blade and the back of the radiator and you're screwed. If you don't have a front fender extension (fenda extenda or equivalent) then that increases the odds that a chip flung off the front tire will bounce against the front of the engine and into the fan. Y'all have been warned! Yes, I did learn this the hard way and after it happened.

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I bought the same fan from this dealer, cost me $4.95, he has one listed for $21.95, I would offer $10. The one I got was in perfect working order, it is strictly a back up, if you were close to me I would sell it-------------shipping cost more than the fan ($25 shipping)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RADIATOR-FAN...fb1054&vxp=mtr
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Thanks, I checked it out and I am wondering if it would work as it came from an 07 EX650 ninja and says it should fit other models. I am hesiatant to buy it because I do not know for sure it would work and that may be due to my ignorance of what exact motor or different motors would work. Not to mention having to sell the bride on spending another $50.00 on an unknown used part. pmac
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Awsome. Thank you very much , I think I will give it a shot.
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Thanks for the assist Invader, I had to go out in the garage and look at my fan, and the one I bought. A lot easier looking on the computer, BTW Kawasaki standardized the plug and color code, 12 volts is 12 volts, as long as it works, who cares.

Also that eBay guy carries many other bike parts, and is a very good communicator.
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