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    MIL and traction control lights
    on: Mar 16, 2017, 09.53 am
    Mar 16, 2017, 09.53 am
    Right then, the answer to this is probably on here somewhere but I can't find it. :431:
    I haven't used my bike for a couple of months, I'm too old to go out in the cold, so I took it out for a spin last night. It started and run well, after about 2 or 3 miles the traction control light and the MIL lit up. I pulled over, switched off the ignition and switched back on, the traction control light was then out but the MIL was on and now stays on. It still rides properly but that Bi##bY light wont go out. :183:
    I took the shell off my racing snail thinking it would make him faster.
    It just made him more sluggish.

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2017, 02.28 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 02.28 pm
    For it to reset it needs 3 heat cycles.  If it is a transitory alarm (i.e. no longer in error) it should reset then.  Even my car does exactly the same.  But has to be heat cycles not just start stop

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2017, 02.37 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 02.37 pm
    Thanks for your reply John.
    Will I be able to just start it on the drive and let it warm up for 15 minutes and then stop it, let it cool down for an hour and do it again another twice?
    I took the shell off my racing snail thinking it would make him faster.
    It just made him more sluggish.

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2017, 02.42 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 02.42 pm
    yes I think it is warm until the fan comes on and then turn off for a bit?

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2017, 03.31 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 03.31 pm
    cheers mate, that'll annoy the wife having the bike running on the drive.
    I took the shell off my racing snail thinking it would make him faster.
    It just made him more sluggish.

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2017, 04.43 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 04.43 pm
    Could be ABS sensor lost contact, check no crap on the front or back ones and then ride it / cycle the ignition.
    Good luck.

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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2017, 07.04 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 07.04 pm
    The MIL Light comes on whenever certain faults are detected,
    and will extinguish after the fault has been remedied,
    and there have been a certain number of "No Fault" starts ( usually 3 ).

    There is usually an associated "DTC" ( Diagnostic Trouble Code )
    stored in the ECU Memory which is often erased ( depending on the fault )
    after a certain number of "No Fault" starts ( usually 40 ).

    The IMPORTANT thing to do, whenever the MIL light comes on, is to find out WHY,
    especially in the case of an intermittent fault, where the corresponding DTC
    may get erased before you have chance to visit a Dealer for investigation !  :138:

    Fortunately it's very easy to display any DTC's on your Instrument Panel :

    Press the SCROLL UP and SELECT buttons together,
    and hold them in - while switching on the Ignition.

    "P0000" means there are no Codes stored.

    To find out what any other Codes mean, have a look at this Topic :
    Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes
    and scroll to Post Reply #8 where you will find, at the end of that Post,
    a Downloadable "Word" Document listing all the DTC's and their meanings  :028:

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: MIL and traction control lights
    Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2017, 08.17 pm
    Mar 16, 2017, 08.17 pm
    I'm getting all excited now, wondering what will happen next.
    I got home, started the bike and the MIL went out.
    Checked for fault codes ( thanks Coconut) got 7075 gear position sensor. It must have been that sensor that started it all.
    I'll go out for a long run on Sunday and see what happens.
    Thank you all for your help, I'll let you know what happens. :087:
    I took the shell off my racing snail thinking it would make him faster.
    It just made him more sluggish.

     



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