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2002 vulcan 1500Fi seems to lose power, lurches and Fi light and fuel light flashes. Some times it just shuts off during ride.

Hesitated at start up.2002 Vulcan 1500Fi seems to lose power, lurches and Fi light and fuel light flashes. Some times it just shuts off during ride. Will idle, but a little rough. When revved sometimes the lights flash, but not every time. When the power dips it lurches hard enough to throw rider forward, but doesn't always completely shut down.

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It sounds like you are running out of battery, and that is why the bike is quitting.

Have you checked the charging?
Check the battery voltage with a meter after you have charged it. should be 13.5 volts or so. Start the bike, you may have lost a little but the voltage should increase as you watch the volt meter, rev the bike, Any increase?
If there is no increase or if it is decreasing in voltage then I would suspect you charging system.

Hope this is of some help.
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It could need the ECU software updated, some manufactures are still screwing up they're fuel injection, the dealership should do free of charge. Failing that it could be something as simple as dirt in the injectors which should work itself free in time. Cant see it being something major on such a new bike, as I said contact your dealership to see if there's an update.

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