My ZX14 turns on but cuts off when I put in gear or leave running
I turn my bike on this morning drove off and the red light came on and the engine stopped. I pulled off the road restarted with clutch in and engine ran for 10 seconds and stopped. Im told that it may be my side stand switch. I was riding just fine on sunday
Re: My ZX14 turns on but cuts off when I put in gear or...
Check oil level! i know this sounds funny but with my last bike i had i changed the oil and shorted it and headed off the hit the mts and made it half was down driveway before that scary check eng. light came and then it died on me.
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The "red engine light"? I'm not familiar with this. I know there is a red oil pressure light on the dash. If you "engine stop switch" is in the off position, this light will not light up on most models. This should disable your starter as well if I'm correct. Still, if the ignition switch is on, engine not running, and the oil light is not illuminated, check the "run-stop" switch on your handlebar controls.
I will guess that your bike cut off when you put it in gear because you still had the kickstand down. That is normal, it is a safety feature to keep you from riding away with it down and crashing when you make a left turn and the kickstand hits the ground.
To check your oil you have a sight glass. Stand the bike straight up and down and have someone look in the sight glass, it is probably on the lower part of the bike on the right side. The oil level should be above the middle, but not covering the whole glass.
Try this process. Go out to the bike, turn on the key and put it in neutral. Check your kill switch, make sure that is in the run position. Now try and start the bike and report back with what happens. Does it turn over but won't start? Does it refuse to turn over? Do the lights come on the instrument cluster for a few seconds, then go out except for the low oil pressure light (normal for that to stay on unless the bike is running.
It's normal for the check engine light to take from 0 to a couple seconds to turn off. The computer runs a system check. Put an oil pressure gauge on the bike and watch it closely. If your pressure drops when the bike loses power, the engine may be locking up from lack of oil. Another possibility is your lean-angle cut-off switch is defective. The switch cuts power to the bike in case you lay it down. Harley also has had problems with their fuel injection system losing power for no apparent reason.
I have just found my 30 amp fuse blown on my daytona , this prevents the alternator working , it was reading 10.9v before I changed the 30 amp fuse , now it reads 14.5 volts , I think I blew it as I didnt know how to put the alarn into service mode and left the ignition on , anyway I am hoping its just that , 3 heat up/cool down cycles and the engine management light should go out