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Old 24-Jan-2004, 09:55 PM
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not working

My 749s has been in a friends garage for the winter whilst I've been having some building work done. Unfortunately as he has no power in the garage i't not been connected up to it's Optimate.

Went round to collect it today (only next door) to find no power - as expected. Having wheeled it back home and put it on the charger I expected it to start as normal but after switching off the alarm and turning the ignition key the dash goes through it's normal cycle but the EOBD and petrol lights stay on and flash incredibly quickly - with the side panels off I can here what i presume to be a relay clicking below the battery housing and ECU. No surprises that its a non starter.

Any ideas folks?
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Old 24-Jan-2004, 10:37 PM
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sounds like your battery has expired big time you'll probably need a new one
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Old 25-Jan-2004, 05:47 AM
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It could be that if the battery was completely flat the ECU has lost its "memory".
The EOBD light flashing probably means the engine has beeb imobilised.You can disable this by using the red key.The instructions are in the owners handbook.
You may need to get your black keys reprogrammed.

[Edited on 25-1-2004 by keefyboy]
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Old 29-Jan-2004, 08:21 AM
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Had to put a new battery on mine, found a cell had gone in the original

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Old 25-Feb-2004, 06:26 PM
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749 won\'t start!!

walked out to the garage this morning looking forward to taking the bike out for a blast and lo and behold the bloody thing wouldn't start the engine was turning over but it wouldn't fire up so a quick phone call to my local dealer was swiftly followed by a call to the recovery people who come and took it away.
1,is this a problem that other 749/999 owners have come across and does this happen to the older models i.e 748/9**.
last month it let me down and they had to replace one of the coils! i'm getting a bit p****d off with my bike because its no good to me stuck in the dealers every month especially as i don't get much time off work to get out and play, any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 25-Feb-2004, 08:11 PM
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The coil on my 749s had to be changed last month after it wouldn't start. It was a good job I checked it, I was going to Almeria 4 days later! I'm wondering if this is a common fault?
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Old 25-Feb-2004, 09:00 PM
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ive got a 999s and ive changed three plug caps( one vertical and two horizontal )and two spark plugs and one battery and two complete tacho/rev units plus two repairs to the wireing loom ! oh and a new standard exhaust muffler and a set of fork seals........
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Old 25-Feb-2004, 09:28 PM
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folks you need to use your bikes more!!!!! keep them hot and they stay hot. my 999 has been brill no probs, just a louse battery connection volt meter showing lose of voltage.easy fix. one big thing DON,T LET IT FALL OF THE PADDOCK STAND my did on sunday f**kin gutted niggs.ps the wife said its not the of the world COW
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Old 25-Feb-2004, 10:20 PM
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Likewise Niggs, 6k miles and not missed a beat. Sorry to hear about the paddock stand incident, hope there's not too much damage.
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