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How can we tell if you don't give us the code?

Without that information it's anyone's guess. One of the codes for instance relates to a bad contact in the ignition. In that case, if you manage to start the bike it'll keep running no problem. But it could also be a critical sensor for the engine so that it goes into emergency-limp-home mode. Or boom.
 

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Last try.

Go find a paperclip or another piece of metal wire. Look up where the dealer mode plug is for your bike. Probably under the seat near your left buttock. Insert the paperclip into the appropriate connectors. You'll find the details on where the plug is and what connectors to connect on this forum if you search for "dealer mode DL1000A".

You should now see a Cxx code. This is the ECU telling you exactly what sensor is broken or is giving a wrong/implausible signal. Give us that code (or look it up yourself) and we can take it from there.

What you see on the dash is not F1. It's FI, short for Fault Indicator. It's the LED that the ECU lights up when it has detected a problem. Any problem. It only tells you there's a problem, but not what kind of problem.
 

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I've had up to 3 simultaneous fault codes occur, with the bike in limp mode and have ridden bike back - less than 5 km though. Limp mode = not much acceleration, refused to exceed about 5,500 rpm. Depending how far away you are from final destination, go for it
 

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The most reported problem with the earlier bikes is the exhaust flapper valve either getting stuck with a small rock in there or the cables get stretched.

Pull the cover off the exhaust valve (just before the muffler) and ensure there is no junk in there.
 
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I've had up to 3 simultaneous fault codes occur, with the bike in limp mode and have ridden bike back - less than 5 km though. Limp mode = not much acceleration, refused to exceed about 5,500 rpm. Depending how far away you are from final destination, go for it
Kept riding as bike felt fine and booked into a garage in Salamanca. At next fuel stop used 98 octane instead of 95 and bingo, fault light went out and stayed out for 50 miles. Cancelled garage and will wait and see.
 
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