F4i - Main Forum Main F4i discussion board

01 F4I electrical issue????

Old 04-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Steven Montesano's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12
Default 01 F4I electrical issue????

I bought my 01 F4I in September with just over 13K on the ticker. Yesterday on the way to work (30 mile one way 90% highway) I was cruising at 80 ish mph 7400 rpm and my bike seemed to loose power momentarily. The tachometer slammed to 0 even though I was still rolling as if I were to pull in the clutch and let it roll. I tried to release the clutch and accelerate again but there is no power to the engine when I roll the throttle back. The speedometer was still working though. Immediately I pulled in the clutch, and the tachometer worked again.. Let out the clutch and I was able to accelerate again and keep on my way.

The trip home I get 20 miles into my journey and it happens again only this time it took slightly longer for me to be able to accelerate again. The bike actually stalled out after a few seconds of me trying to pull the clutch, release, and then accelerate again.

I hit a bump pretty good the second time, cant really remember if I did the first time, so I am wondering if I have a loose wire somewhere?? Any ideas?? Any help would be appreciated!
Old 04-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Burleson, TX
Posts: 171

Only thing I can think of is the kill switch on the throttle handlebar. Maybe a bad solder joint?
Old 04-18-2014, 01:58 PM
74demon's Avatar
Administrator and MVN, March 2012/Oct 2013 ROTM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: socal 949/951
Posts: 7,860

Look for a loose/bad connection somewhere.
Don't forget to look at the plug for the headlamp too.
Old 04-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Steven Montesano's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12

I tried a quick troubleshoot and found that when I wiggle the bundle of wires leading to the dash the speedometer and tach go off and on. I will have to take some time to get further into it to find the loose connection.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
F4i - Main Forum
07-25-2011 11:07 AM
CBR 600F4
07-04-2011 12:42 PM
CBR 1000F "Hurricane"
09-30-2009 09:48 PM
CBR 600F
09-18-2009 09:09 PM
3dgar RR
CBR 1000RR
11-05-2008 05:20 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 01 F4I electrical issue????

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.