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post #1 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Another FI Light Question

My bike has been sitting in the garage since I got back from my Deals Gap trip about 6 weeks ago. I took her out and washed her and now my FI light is blinking. Is the actuator under the rear passenger seat supposed to move when I first turn it on? Because it's not.

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 01:54 PM
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Yes it is. Mine started to have trouble moving so I lubed the cables and it works great now. More than likely your problem me thinks.

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My actuator is under the seat. There's a little area where the cables are exposed where they loop around the actuator, but then they run down to the exhaust and are encased in a plastic sleeve, for protection I assume. Exactly what am I supposed to lube? The little area where the cables are exposed and the actuator itself? I did that and it didn't change anything.

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I used a cable luber. I detached the cables from the actuator and put the luber on the end of the cables and sprayed jigaloo in, but you can use whatever lube you want. I used jigaloo cuz it's non-flammable and I didn't want any suprises later. The luber is about $20 and can be used on anything that uses cables, like the clutch or throttle.

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I took the actuator off and looked it over. I then put it back on. When I did, it doesn't turn like it used to, but just skips. It starts to turn, then skips back. Like it wants to turn, but can't. The FI light is off now. DYAMMMM!

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yeah I jacked my actuator up when I tightened up the bolt on top the disc.. no idea that thing was so fragile!! LOL so its completely deleted now because it "skipped" as well once I was done with it..

and she blinks Red.. and when I put on my turn signal..it looks like christmas...:headshake

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yeah I jacked my actuator up when I tightened up the bolt on top the disc.. no idea that thing was so fragile!! LOL so its completely deleted now because it "skipped" as well once I was done with it..

and she blinks Red.. and when I put on my turn signal..it looks like christmas...:headshake
So what did you do once you fugged it up like I just did? How did you fix it? Or, do you just ride it as is?

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So what did you do once you fugged it up like I just did? How did you fix it? Or, do you just ride it as is?
yeah i've logged about 3 tanks of gas and a full NJMP track day with the light blinking.. i know what it is.. so it doesn't bug me.. but i would like to fix the actuator and make the light stop.. we'll see how it goes..

If I have any success when I open it up and wrench in it..I'll let ya know!!

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I took the actuator off and looked it over. I then put it back on. When I did, it doesn't turn like it used to, but just skips. It starts to turn, then skips back. Like it wants to turn, but can't. The FI light is off now. DYAMMMM!
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Get rid of it all and put Ivan's servo eliminator in it?

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