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    H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    on: Aug 28, 2017, 08.21 am
    Aug 28, 2017, 08.21 am
    This morning, while I was driving to work, the H.I.S.S. red light turned on and the bike lost all it's power for approximately 2 sec, then the light turned off and after that the bike went normal. It happened to me twice in 5 minutes, after that there was no problem. Did anyone have a similar problem?
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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2017, 08.52 am
    Aug 28, 2017, 08.52 am
    I forgot to note that power was lost during the overtaking of a big truck, so it was very scary! And the second time, during low speed drive in the city.

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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2017, 09.10 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 09.10 pm
    Are you on a manual or DCT, and did the bike jump start itself, can a DCT be jump started if its in motion.  :027:
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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2017, 09.16 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 09.16 pm
    It is a manual. Start was fine, everything was normal except those 2 sec, when the red hiss light get on and the bike lost power, then the light goes off and the bike got power back.

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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #4 on: Aug 28, 2017, 09.36 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 09.36 pm
    Could have been very nasty for you there.
    Im no mechanic, but could it have been the bike loosing power through a loose battery connection or something simple like that which would then i think put the H.I.S.S. light on and off as quick as you describe, good luck with sorting the problem.

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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #5 on: Aug 29, 2017, 04.28 pm
    Aug 29, 2017, 04.28 pm
    Like pistnbroke said, almost certainly an electrical problem, so check all the connectors and loom carefully to make sure there's no loose connections or chafing anywhere.

    Given the safety risk of losing power when riding (on an overtake, like you said) I'd get it checked-out by a dealer if there is no obvious cause.

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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #6 on: Aug 29, 2017, 08.17 pm
    Aug 29, 2017, 08.17 pm
    Had something similar on a kawasaki I had before. It was a loose connection to the kill switch. Cable was too tight up against the front shock leg. I figured it out by turning on bike and moving the cables around, bike would cut out when I played the cables. Just a thought!!! When I was driving, the bike would lose power then just come back, basically the bike was jump starting itself when the loose connection was re-made.

    Maybe the HISS light comes on when ignition is lost?

    Hope that is of help..


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    Re: H.I.S.S. problem - power loss
    Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2017, 07.37 am
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    Had same, was a loose battery terminal connection. Was unnerving, but easily dealt with.
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