Hmm . . .As it happens, I came on the forum this morning to see if anyone else was having this exact problem.I went for a ride the other day, mostly low-speed dirt-road travel (I'm still in the break-in period). After running perfectly for a couple of hours, I accidentally killed the engine on a steep climb out of a wash, and it would not restart - no fuel pump. Lights worked, starter worked, no fuel flow.I suspected low voltage after so much low-RPM running, so I disconnected the headlight, let it sit for 15 minutes, and tried again. Nothing. Checked fuses; checked all the connections I could see, to no avail. Finally I called a friend. When he arrived an hour later, I tried again, and the fuel pump fired right up and so did the bike. I had him follow me back to pavement, and the bike died again. We wound up trailering it home. This morning I tried it again, with no luck. Voltage at the battery is 12.3, so that pretty much eliminates the low-voltage theory.And if I put another gallon of gas in it, it would overflow. It's only four or five inches from the filler.Hopefully, since this seems to be a recurring theme, someone will find a definite cause. Right now I won't ride alone, and most of the trips I have planned for the bike are solo.
Current status is, I put the battery on a charger and ran it to 14.1 volts. Installed, key on, lights come on, fuel pump solenoid clicks, fuel pump does not come on. Still stumped.
These are not things that I want to hear about as I ready myself for a 1,700 mile trip on mine. By myself.All alone.In the rain.With nothing but a Visa card and a Cell Phone to protect myself against those crazy mid-west farmers.CJ
I'll probably get whacked for this one but here we go. Been working on fuelies for a while now gassers and diesels. Try bleeding the fuel pressure off the line from the tank to injection module. If there is a line or fitting to the injector (don't have an Enfield fuelie but Kawasakis that are) crack that also to see if it has air lock. Fuel injection is great until it gets a gulp of air, believe me. Your injectors normally shut-off in the fully pressurized state, the cointrol unit shuts down the impulse(more than probably) to keep the engine from flooding/floating injectors. Of course like I say I have no experience with Enfields with fuel injection. Just giving you an option since you are an all day journry to and from a dealer. Will.
I am very close to 3000 miles on my C5, never had any problems of any kind. Head for the rally!
You won't have any thing to worry about. I'll see you there on Saturday. I don't have time for the whole rally so I'll ride up Sat morning early and leave in the afternoon.
I've removed the side stand switch from my AVL, along with the clutch lever switch. The clutch lever switch wasn't working properly and I thought the side stand switch was unnecessary. I think they were added to the bike to solve a problem that never existed.My tortoises have never shown much interest in bikes.
Good you're going again. Don't know why the engineers made it that these won't start with the side stand down. Most other bikes make the engine stall if you select first gear with the stand down. Maybe they can correct that in the future, but hey at least now you know. Will.
Royal Enfields have a clutch lever switch?
Yep - allows the e-start to work with the bike in gear (or an unplugged neutral indicator light as mine came from the dealer...).Mike and Stumpy in Michigan
All of these safety features are driven by a legal system driven amok by the idea that the consumer is not responsible for himself.
If I had any of that stuff on my bike, it would be yanked-off there by morning.
Agreed.If I had any of that stuff on my bike, it would be yanked-off there by morning.
" I about bit the end of my tongue off to keep from laughing at the youngster .....
Perspective, I guess.I laughed when someone pointed at the bicycle pedal on my kicker and asked what that paddle was for. Yet- I can't do much with one of these picture boxes besides answer e-mail and read forums.
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