Hope this is NOT too dumb a question...

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Fourdogs, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    I have a 2004 RK....when i get on ..sometimes I'm talking to the wife are something that takes my attention away from what i am doing (or its i am getting old)...when I turn the Ignition switch on I get the eng. light...and there have been times i hit the starter before the light goes out...which i was told to wait till it goes out...Whats happen during the time the lights on and am i hurting anything by being in a hurry sometimes ..?
     
  2. soulshaker

    soulshaker Member

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    if it's a E.F.I. you need to wait. You'll hear the fuel pump come on and stop. then hit your starter switch.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not really hurting anything but it needs time to pressure up and go through the self diagnostics which you are bypassing by starting before the light goes out.
     
  4. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    Ahhh..ok Gotcha ..thanks to you and Glider for the quick response....
     
  5. paulmack

    paulmack Active Member

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    I was wondering about that myself. Thanks guys.
     
  6. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    We all have those senior moments at times.
     
  7. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    i have always waited, just seemed like the thing to do, but i've noticed once in awhile the check engine light will come on for a few second, is it storing a code then? i've never gone back to check.
     
  8. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    thanks Hobbit, i guess i'd better go out and check it
     
  9. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    I used to worry about that, but now that I'm retired, I really don't care how long it takes to cycle through. I've got all day.

    (Eat your hearts out!:D)
     
  10. Butch

    Butch Active Member

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    I guess everyday is Saturday huh :s