I spent a lifetime troubleshooting, I was told by the tech support of an extremely large company https://inductotherm.com/
that I am really good at what I do. Not patting myself on the back here, I want to point out that I need every step put into text. This may seem unneeded , however the fact is he said the motor ran for 1 second and quit , the Idle RPM is 1300, I assume that is 1300 RPM after it goes off fast idle
. He says he keys off and on the second try it runs, this is like trying to trouble shoot a PLC that shuts down once every month after running 24/7 : operator says
it stops he just hits something with a hammer and does a dance the turns the selector switch off and on 3 times and pushes start*** yes that is helpful?? Not really.
The good news is we have gone beyond the side stand, the clutch switch, the fact it is in gear or neutral, the fact the starter motor is turning over and the stick coils are firing.
Please consider Not Firing and Not Starting are not the same. Not starting to me is like a car, just hear a clicking and nothing. Not Firing, I hear the gas motor turning over at a normal rate of speed but I don't hear it Fire
So it is kind of funny, a very long post Engine not Firing, I am the second poster https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ght=tip+switch
, read post 42 if you want a quick answer, the Kawi techs spent 6 hours of labour. The reason I was able to narrow it down so fast was the detail in the first post.
I indeed do think you have a problem, besides being new to motorcycles, please take your time, put into words each second of what happens. I will give a example. Sitting on bike, side stand is down and gear is in neutral ; turn the key on; hear the fuel pump start; instruments power up;still on side stand ( in neutral green gear light comes on ) and it has been raining outside; and air temp. is 12'C ; push start button and it turns over for as long as I hold start button; it doesn't fire
( I use fire because doesn't start could mean the Electric start motor isn't coming on pushing the start button, very big difference in 1 post) I am stopping here .
Where I stopped , you need to give a second by second description of what happens and follow my instructions.
So pushing the start and it fires
, you need to be observant, look at the RPM
it should be up around 2000 RPM, count the seconds it runs , I would assume you can use the 1000nd 2000nd 3000nd in your head. [At temperature can be 1350 RPM] Tell me how long it ran. This time do not turn the key off, push the start button, tell me if it fires!!! FYI the electric starter motor is designed that pushing the start button even when the gas motor is running will not damage it, so don't worry about letting the start button go when the engine starts to fire, no harm will come if the engine is at 2000 RPM and you release the start button 3 seconds after it hits 2000 RPM ( I use to do this last year on my 2015 to turn the low beam off when I was stuck in traffic and the fan was running, I have a series regulator and special wiring I have done, and no longer recommend unless you have auxiliary independent lighting--which I now have)
Leaving the key on while repeated tries tells me if the ECU has detected a problem and cut out the fuel pump and stick coils, turning the key off resets the ECU and you will never resolve your problem unless you give detail and follow my direction. If you try a second time with the key on, pay attention to how long the motor turned over, after 6 seconds and no firing, key off and try again, please put all the detail in your post.