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    Warning lights & messages
    on: Oct 30, 2017, 06.34 pm
    Oct 30, 2017, 06.34 pm
    Went for a wee run yesterday, me and the missus, up to Dundee to meet my son and have a bite of lunch and back again..... Got all the gear on, pulled the TT out of the garage and hit the go button..

    Engine management light stayed on along with the traction control & the ABS light? the ABS light normally stays on until you move off but also along the bottom of the dash I got.. " Warning - Traction control off & Warning - ABS turned off"

    Bugger, I could feel my wallet tightening up  :033:

    Shut it down and restarted the engine and the warning text didn't come up again but the engine management light came on again, all went off in 50 yrds and stayed off all day... Im thinking low battery? any ideas

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2017, 07.13 pm
    Oct 30, 2017, 07.13 pm
    The ABS can not be "turned off" manually,
    so a display saying the ABS is off indicates a potential fault.

    However, it IS known for spurious Codes to be generated
    when the main Battery Voltage becomes low,
    and hopefully this is what has happened here. 

    One of the first things to check is for any "DTC's" ( Diagnostic Trouble Codes )
    that have been stored in the ECU - it's easy to display these on the Instrument Panel.

    There's a separate Topic on How To do this, with a Word Document attached
    that can be downloaded, and explains the meaning of any stored Codes :

    Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes -
    Scroll down to Reply #8 "Diagnostic Trouble Codes ( DTC's ) / Fault Codes"

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 01.25 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2017, 08.11 pm
    Oct 30, 2017, 08.11 pm
    Thanks Coconut, forgot about the faults code function, will check that out when i get a chance, also the battery.

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2018, 06.28 pm
    Jan 06, 2018, 06.28 pm
    Knew that was going to happen    :008:

    Tried starting the TT today, battery is dead...... stuck it on charge, doesn't look as if we are going to get temperatures above freezing for a wee while so no hurry for a new one...

    Surprised to see a good price for a yuasa at Halfords? Local branch has one on stock but how long has it been lying there? I think it is dry and you get the acid to fill it in the box so does it matter how long its been on the shelf?

    Looked at a few alternatives but thinking Yuasa is the way to go, any suggestions?

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08.37 pm
    Jan 06, 2018, 08.37 pm
    If you are getting a standard lead acid battery (don't know why you would - get an AGM style for better and longer performance) then sitting should not hurt it as the lead plates are dry.  It's 'life' starts once you wet the cells.
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10.58 pm
    Jan 06, 2018, 10.58 pm
    Lead acid just because the standard one was..... I had a look at lithium ones but they are a different size as far as I can see so would need to pack out the battery box.

    Either way   intend to buy a new one before spring when I see a good offer, if I buy a lithium one can I leave it sitting for a while before I fit it?

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2018, 11.13 pm
    Jan 06, 2018, 11.13 pm
    Why not get a battery tender and never worry about a dead or low voltage battery ever again?

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    Re: Warning lights & messages
    Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2018, 11.26 pm
    Jan 06, 2018, 11.26 pm
    did look at them, to be fair this is the first time I haven't been able to start my bike in about 10 yrs, last bike (tiger 1050) first battery lasted 5 yrs, noticed it slow one day so replaced battery before it failed..... would have done the same with the Trophy if it wasn't the end of riding season, with roads salted etc I won't use the bike for a bit and haven't used it for 2 months, didn't want to put a new battery in then leave it without a good run to get it fully charged. Only tried to start ot today because i knew the battery was on its way out. I'll replace it and see how it goes. Just have to decide on Yuasa lead acid as my last 3 batteries or try something different.