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Author Topic: G5 died on the road  (Read 1269 times)

Chris-G5

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G5 died on the road
« on: August 03, 2009, 02:07:29 AM »
I was cruising down the highway going about 60 mph when all of a sudden the bike lost power then died. I pulled over and tried to restart it, but it would only crank. When the kill switch was set to run the engine light would come on for a second then go off like normal but there wasn't any sound from the fuel pump. The only sound was the click of the fuel pump relay from under the seat and maybe a slight click from the pump itself, couldn't tell for sure. I tried it a few more times while waiting for my brother to come with the same result. We loaded it up and took it back to my house. When we got it in the garage I put in the key turned it to run and the fuel pump sounded off like normal!! Pressed the starter and it started right up. So I am thinking the fuel pump has either a faulty electrical connection or the pump was bound up and then freed up during transportation back home. Any Ideas? I am going to call the dealer, Bill at Interstate, and see what he thinks.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 11:06:38 AM by Chris-G5 »

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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 10:55:17 AM »
No Idea about that, let us know what you find out.
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 12:38:50 PM »
It sounds like a loose connector unless it's a "black box phenomena".
At least you have a good dealer to back you up.
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 12:39:49 PM »
Possibly a heat issue with your particular fuel pump. Fuel pumps in general are protected from the heat issue by being submerged in the fuel tank. I think the C5 and G5 are not inside the tank, if I remember correctly.

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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 05:39:43 PM »
I had this problem with my G5 DL.
Turned out to be a dogey? spade connector on one of the small black boxes (relays/ecu or whatever)  in the LH side (chrome plated)pod(adjacent to the battery enclosure)

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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 04:10:53 AM »
 The UCE engine will likely power my sons first bike.  I watch these UCE threads and take notes.
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 11:14:44 AM »
I think the UCE will be a good choice for your son. My bike has been rock solid from day one, and a ton of fun to ride.
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 11:45:04 AM »
Check the side stand. It has a cut-off switch, and if it's even slightly extended, it can cause the engine to cut out and not start.

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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 09:27:41 PM »
The dealer and Classic said it might be the fuel pressure sensor. The fuel pump has been working since I got it home after it died, but I am leery to ride it too far and have the fuel pump stop again. I am going to check the MIL codes to see if it has registered a code.

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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 09:50:41 PM »
let us know what you fine out, I bet it's something simple.
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 12:45:51 AM »
1063 miles on my G-5... Blew main fuse 2 times... Turned out that a wire in the headlight bucket rubbed through and shorted. I would trust this bike to go any place I so desire. Just be sure to carry extra fuses and a plug as you never know... Engine loosened up now and runs excellent... Good Luck with your problem...
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Re: G5 died on the road
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 03:05:46 AM »
I checked for a MIL code but there wasn't anything. Hopefully it was just a weird anomaly and won't happen again. I've put 70 miles on it since it happened and and the fuel pump has been fine.