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post #1 of 7 Old 07-06-2019, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Pump kept running

I washed my bike today and when I turned the bike on after drying it off - the fuel pump kept running and would not shut off. Check engine light lit up and was flashing. I promptly took it out for a quick ride to dry off some internals and it went away. Is there something else I should I do to avoid washing a certain area or look to dry off or waterproof somewhere? Has anyone else had this happen?


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post #2 of 7 Old 07-06-2019, 08:15 PM
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I always hand clean mine with Honda spray polish and wax in a aerosol can, you can clean everything on your bike with it, makes it shine like new, that goes for the engine to, my 2012 looks brand new, I never put water on my bikes, I learned that trick from a Honda dealer when I asked how do you get these used bikes looking so good and they showed me, spray it on and wipe it off.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-06-2019, 11:00 PM
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I'd get out the service manual and figure out where the fuel pump relay is and test it a few times.
If you NEVER ride in the rain I suppose Mark59's advice might be OK but if you ride anywhere that might be raining, finding out in your driveway that something is water sensitive is much better than being many miles from home on a "dark and stormy night."
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Kenors suggestion makes sense, Mark’s ass is not going to be out riding on a dark stormy night, or stormy day either lol. Also was you soft rinse the area or using a nozzle with pressure.

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Did you have the seat off? Maybe if you used a high pressure washer I can see water getting in this box, or the wires that connect to it? If so, there is a relay box in there. It looks so much like the ecu tha tIvan says he gets 1 or 2, per week, from people wanting flashes.

It looks like the ecu, but its the one with three plugs. This pretty much checks/replaces just exactly what Kenors is talking about. Heres an excellent video of how to check it out if you want to.

I would replace it just because its easy and cheap to replace. If you get it, from Kawasaki, its expensive, but they are all over ebay. The same box is used on most all Kawasaki streetbikes. The ones advertised for the "Ninja 300" are the same as we use, and priced much lower than the ones from a "Ninja 1000". Figure 15-20.00 for a nice, new-ish one. Very easy to replace. Probably a good idea to unplug the battery when you do.

This feels like a long shot, but changing this would eliminate that end as a trouble spot. Heres a nice one for 20.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Kawasa...ss!84081!US!-1
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Thank you guys. I was using a spray nozzle on the hose. The seat was on but it is obvious I got water somewhere where I should not have. I think I will look for the relay and either replace or waterproof it. I may even purchase the relay replacement to have on-hand.


Thank you all for the support and detailed info. I flashed the ECU so I am somewhat familiar with that area of the bike. It was tricky to get the boxes in and out but I am sure I can do it again.
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Quite likely a shot of silicon grease around the connectors will take care of the issue. Just remember there's no place you can shoot water to with a hose that it won't get to traveling down the road 60 mph in a rainstorm.
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