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Noticed today on my trip in CO. After a stop, when I turned the key on, CHEC appeared where the clock was. Happened a couple of times but bike started OK. Later clocked showed all the time. Don't have my manual out here, any thoughts? TIA-Ian, Iowa

BTW, enjoying the Wee in the CO twisties. Have to adjust my passing after riding an FJR for 6 years.
 

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If a CHEC shows and the bike still runs, There is a marginal connection between the ECM and the instrument panel. The ECM is sending out the proper signal or the bike wouldn't run but the signal isn't getting to the panel. The connector right at the instruments and the one under the rubber cover in the left side of the fairing are the usual suspects. Loss of headlights is common with connector failure too. Installing headlight relays eases the load on the connectors significantly.
 

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Thanks Pat, I hung a HeatTroller from the big connector on the left side, I'll wiggle it tomorrow and also check the headlights if it shows again.
When I get home Wed, I'll check the other stuff. Ian
 

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Noticed today on my trip in CO. After a stop, when I turned the key on, CHEC appeared where the clock was. Happened a couple of times but bike started OK. Later clocked showed all the time. Don't have my manual out here, any thoughts? TIA-Ian, Iowa

BTW, enjoying the Wee in the CO twisties. Have to adjust my passing after riding an FJR for 6 years.
This may be too obvious, but was the kill switch engaged? The CHEC light shows with ignition on and kill switch activated. Disengage the kill switch and you hear the fuel pump humming and the light goes out.
 

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The engine was running in this case though. If a kill or safety switch caused the CHEC, the fuel pump wouldn't run and neither would the engine.
 

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Not to be nit picky here, but what he said was "After a stop, when I turned the key on, CHEC appeared where the clock was." He is describing a point just prior to cranking. At that point, the CHEC light does come on if the kill switch is in the off position.
 

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He said "Happened a couple of times but bike started OK." I took that to mean at most it started with the CHEC present or at least no further action was taken to make it go away before starting.
 

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Happened again today going over Independence pass. I stopped to take a px of the snow drifts, got back on and the bike had the CHEC message and wouldn't start. I recycled the kill switch to no avail, thought I had really screwed the pooch by not checking the connections Pat mentioned!
The guy behind me is yelling "your side stand isn't fully retracted". I had my tunes playing and didn't hear him until I turned down the volume.
God I love being 70. Ian, Iowa
 
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