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I have a 2021 Spyder F3. The VSS fault light has been flashing on and back off when starting my Spyder. Recent issue is the Spyder will not start had to get bike towed to the dealer today. The "Check Key" light came on and I am unable to use any of the functions (ie parking brake, mode switch, settings) nothing works at all. Fuel is topped off yet the fuel symbol is lit. After about 30-40 sec the display and everything electrical shuts off completely. Battery checked out fine. It is frustrating having something new not work. Has anyone had an issue with their keys or the ignition? I will update with information from the dealer when received.
 

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First I've heard of this kind of a problem.
Exactly how did the battery "check out fine" ?
Sometimes a bad battery will still pass some simple tests.
Could also be a loose main battery connection.
It was tested with the TopDon BT200 battery tester. It seems more of an ignition issue because there is clicking when the key is turned to the on position. The display flickers for a few seconds then nothing.
 

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It was tested with the TopDon BT200 battery tester. It seems more of an ignition issue because there is clicking when the key is turned to the on position. The display flickers for a few seconds then nothing.
That doesn't sound anything like an "ignition problem" to me.
It sounds VERY much like a 12 V power delivery problem.
The ignition circuitry is only one thing that can cause it......and not a very likely one.

You need to turn it ON so that it fails and then start tracing the 12 V power to see where it fails.
Start at the battery posts. Then the connectors attached to the battery posts.
THEN from chassis ground to the positive post.
 

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That doesn't sound anything like an "ignition problem" to me.
It sounds VERY much like a 12 V power delivery problem.
The ignition circuitry is only one thing that can cause it......and not a very likely one.

You need to turn it ON so that it fails and then start tracing the 12 V power to see where it fails.
Start at the battery posts. Then the connectors attached to the battery posts.
THEN from chassis ground to the positive post.
You were absolutely correct...the grounding cable was the issue. Thanks for the replies. I was beyond frustrated:unsure:
 

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I have a 2021 Spyder F3. The VSS fault light has been flashing on and back off when starting my Spyder. Recent issue is the Spyder will not start had to get bike towed to the dealer today. The "Check Key" light came on and I am unable to use any of the functions (ie parking brake, mode switch, settings) nothing works at all. Fuel is topped off yet the fuel symbol is lit. After about 30-40 sec the display and everything electrical shuts off completely. Battery checked out fine. It is frustrating having something new not work. Has anyone had an issue with their keys or the ignition? I will update with information from the dealer when received.
I have a 2021 sea to sky and have had the same check key come on. Stopped to put fuel in and when I went to restart that came up. A mechanic from a can am dealer just happed to be at the same station and saw that I was having issues. He tried everything that he could think of and even phoned his boss and they could not come up with a solution. Pushed the bike away from the pumps and tried again. Nothing. Eventually had to spend the night where I was at. Went to it the next morning and it started no problem. The dealership thought there may have been something interfering with the signal..Haven’t had a problem since. “Knock on wood” They reprogrammed the keys anyway.
 

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When I had that issue it was the ground wiring. Make sure all wiring is secure to the battery and grounded.
 
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