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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Weird Fault, any ideas?
    on: Feb 08, 2016, 10.38 am
    Feb 08, 2016, 10.38 am
    Before Christmas my bike cut out a couple of times for no apparent reason and would imediately restart.  I thought as she was 33,000 miles and getting towards her third birthday I'd treat her to a new battery.  This appeared to fix the fault but alas on my last few rides it's started to happen again.

    It is very difficult to understand why and under what circumstances it does it.  It appears to be random, just cuts out, like stalling it, but instantly will restart.  I pulled out at a junction and bang, cut out, leaving me stranded straddling lane 1.

    I thought that as I steered perhaps it was pulling a cable, but no.  I've tried to replicate the cut out but can't.

    Any ideas to check as my dealer is now a 150 mile round trip?

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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2016, 11.10 am
    Feb 08, 2016, 11.10 am
    Do you remember and bumps or pot holes?
    Something that may shake a lose connector?

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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2016, 11.35 am
    Feb 08, 2016, 11.35 am
    It certainly sounds like a loose connection but no bumps prior to cutting out.
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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2016, 12.34 pm
    Feb 08, 2016, 12.34 pm
    Did you have some of the recall work performed? Like fuel tank replacement, cylinder head replacement?
    I did. Mine cut out once, very slow speed, handlebars tuned to the right,  threw the bike and me to the ground. Turned out to be improperly routed ignition switch harness. Probably happened when the cylinder head recall was performed. I am in the middle of performing a 26,000 mile valve adjust and cam timing check. I am finding a few other items not routed or clamped properly as it should be.

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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2016, 12.56 pm
    Feb 08, 2016, 12.56 pm
    I did suspect the cable pulling a connector but I have tried lock to lock and it runs OK. I have had no recaps done myself but they were done year 1 which the first owner only did 4,000 miles and now 28,000 fault free miles until the last 1,00 miles?

    Go figure!
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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2016, 01.11 pm
    Feb 08, 2016, 01.11 pm
    Hi Dave,  not sure if I read it on this Forum or not,  but there was a issue with the switchgear assembly which effected  both the cut out / cruise control on just a   few Bikes,   Some of those  effected had the later style switchgear fitted instead,  whilst still in warranty, just a possibility ?      :187:
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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2016, 03.06 pm
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    Have you tried to see if there are any fault codes?
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    Re: Weird Fault, any ideas?
    Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2016, 04.05 pm
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    A possible suspect is the emergency stop switch.  Try cycling it several times ( a good chance to test it ) and cleaning it by squirting a small amount of good quality electronic contact cleaner around it.

    I'd also suspect the connector to the ECU.   You have to remove some tupperware to get to it... 
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