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fault indicator light

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:42 am
by singleton
I have a 2001 Goldwing with 130,000 miles I bought new. Several months ago I started getting a F.I. of 26 blinks which has to do with a left knock sensor but the bike ran fine. The F.I. light would come on ever so often, not every time I rode, the bike continued to run fine. Last month the F.I. came on and the bike started running rough and would die at low idle RPM'S ( stop lights). I could keep it from dieing by keeping the rpm's above 1,000. I changed the spark plugs and the bike ran fine for about a hundred miles but is now acting up again. I smell gas during the rough low idle/die instances. I am also noticing a whistling sound seems to be coming from the bottom underside of the engine at low idle rpm's which goes away above 1,000 rpm's. Any ideas on what the problem/fix is and the cost. I need to decide if a 20 year old bike is worth the price of repair.

Re: fault indicator light

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:50 pm
by MikeB
I have read about the FI 26 code multiple times on several forums. In very instance but one, about 5%, the malfunction was caused by a failing Electronc Control Module, PGM-FI Unit. The PGM-FI UNIT is PN:38770-MCA-P00. The cheapest I have seen it is $635.77 from MRCycles.com.

Re: fault indicator light

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:15 pm
by singleton
Thanks MikeB, your comment seems to be in agreement with others I've read.