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Bike will not start

Two days ago, I was riding down the road and the bike sputtered and shut off. I noticed the oil light was on when it shut off but that may be because the engine shut off. After getting the bike home, I checked the spark plugs and I have recently done an oil change. With the key set to the "on" position, when I turn the killswitch on, the fuel does not prime like it did before and the engine light flashes. I'd like to take it to a dealer but I'd like to learn how to work on my bike (also the closest dealer is about 90 miles away and towing would also be expensive). Any thoughts? Any help is much appreciated.

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  • Kris Apr 24, 2013

    Thank you for the suggestions. I am currently running V-Twin Mobile 1 full synthetic 20w-50 and the bike was running great for a couple weeks after I changed the oil. Dennis, if I spray starting fluid in the intake, are you saying it may remove whatever the blockage is? I haven't drained the fuel system before; is this difficult to do? I checked the battery terminals, and they look clean and the starter goes pretty strong when I try to start the bike. Regarding coolant, the bike is oil and air cooled only. Could it possibly be the air filter or fuel pump?

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Check the fuses, especially the fuel pump fuse. Then, check to see if voltage is getting to the fuel pump wires. (1 wire should get battery voltage) If fuse and voltage to pump is good, replace fuel pump.
Fuel pump replacement requires a special tool.

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there is no way for fuel to get passed the rings right? So if you filled the head with fuel, it would just work its way down the exhaust pipe and out the back, just like its doing. The only way of getting fuel into the sump is; if you have seriously bad rings (it would be burning oil) OR if its getting through the breather system. I don't even think if the injectors were on full-time, it still wouldn't get into the sump... very strange. Are you sure its not coolant? A serious coolant leak can be completely unnoticeable from the outside, but catastrophic to the inside. __________________

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Are you using the Victory specified oil and filter?

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Put fuel stabilizer in gas and was going to start

Check the battery terminals for dirty connections. Clean them if you can.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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The first thing to do is get a can of spray starting fluid and shoot some into the air intake of the engine, it may be your fuel has deteriorated and this makes it harder to ignite, the starting fluid may get the engine going and that may cure the problem, then you can drain out the old fuel. The fuel system doesn't have a stand alone filter it has a strainer made of fine mesh nylon that is part of the fuel tank valve.

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I have a 2006 Kingpin with stage one. Victory down loads newinfo to onboard engine control modual, for remapping. I am not a big fan. What you need is an independant fuel proccesor, so you can fine tune all the pots. This will really put a smile on your face. Like the saying goes If you wonder why dogs ride with there heads out the window and there tounges hanging out. Ride a stage one Victory. Good luck

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