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2018 Springfield With 7700 miles. Yesterday when I started engine it stalled. I restarted and it stalled again. Third time I held a little throttle and it finally settled into normal idle so I took off. Short distance later I noticed check engine light on so returned home. Shut down and waited a minute Restarted normally and no check engine light. So I cleared the check engine code from the display and ride a couple hundred miles with no further problem. Today it started normally and everything seemed normal. Any ideas? Just a fluke?
 

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Bone stock. Hadn’t washed it after previous ride either so don’t believe moisture problem. Otherwise this bike has been flawless.
 

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How long had it been prior to riding it the first time? Sometimes if the battery struggles even a pinch it will trigger the check engine light.

I would ride on and keep an eye on your voltage screen at start-up and while idling to insure it is charging correctly....
 
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There is a decompression system built into the cams to make turning the motor over a bit easier on the starter. Sometimes that system won't kick into action until the motor has gone through a full rotation and this can cause a minor hiccup. The ecm interprets the harder startup as a fault, perhaps timing or fuelling or knock sensor. That will throw a code but once the motor is up and running there is no further problem.
 

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There is a decompression system built into the cams to make turning the motor over a bit easier on the starter. Sometimes that system won't kick into action until the motor has gone through a full rotation and this can cause a minor hiccup. The ecm interprets the harder startup as a fault, perhaps timing or fuelling or knock sensor. That will throw a code but once the motor is up and running there is no further problem.
 

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How long had it been prior to riding it the first time? Sometimes if the battery struggles even a pinch it will trigger the check engine light.

I would ride on and keep an eye on your voltage screen at start-up and while idling to insure it is charging correctly....
I had ridden a couple hundred miles a couple days prior but I agree, keep an eye on voltage. Doubt if it was low but the starter does draw a lot and it may be enough for the ECM to notice.
 
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