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Old 10-12-2011, 10:22 PM
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Default Issue with 2001 f4i

i'm new to the motorcycle scene and i'm looking to buy a f4i as my first bike. I found one, but there's a problem this is what the seller says:

"Someone came by and test drove it and the battery died.
Now when I put the key in there is nothing. If I start
working on this bike it will sit in my garage forever.
I believe the balance sensor just needs to be reset
but have no idea how to do it that why the price
has been lowered. I am already working on another
bike and if I take this one apart it will never leave my

Now i don't know much about bikes and i'm still learning, but does anyone know what the problem could be and if replacing/reseting the balance sensor is expensive or not.
Old 10-14-2011, 07:46 PM
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a balance sensor? There is no such thing. Try to push start it. Even if the battery is dead it will still start
Old 10-14-2011, 08:41 PM
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He may be talking bout the BAS. But that doesn't make sense. +1 on the bump start.
Old 10-17-2011, 12:02 AM
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go look at the bike, try to jump start it with a car, if it starts then you know its just the battery.. it nothing happens then I personally would walk away. My first bike I bought I was so exited to buy, the guy sold it to me telling me "It just needs a new solenoid which costs about $50" I tailored it home and had a couple friends look at it.. the cylinder was fried, the guy lied to me and sold me a dud. I learned my lesson tho
Old 10-17-2011, 05:39 AM
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def dont try to jump start it with a car...you are able to bypass the bas with a paperclip if needed...if you happen to have a bike battery laying around bring it with you and swap it out and see if it starts
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