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  • Offline Sir Sceptalot

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    Warning lights sequence
    on: Apr 14, 2020, 06.39 pm
    Apr 14, 2020, 06.39 pm
    Hi people,

    My bike is acting up a bit today. I'd love to take it to my dealer (bikes, not drugs) and get it checked out, but tomorrow is their closing day. There's also a slight chance that humanity is going extinct, but yeah.

    It's a 2017 manual.

    When I turned on the ignition today (engine still off), the traction control light started to flicker (slowly).
    I turned the ignition off and on again (I'm in IT) and it worked normally.

    Went to work without issues, started there again with no issues.
    Halfway home, the check engine light went red and the traction control (or TC-off) light went on. I came to a stop and the engine died.
    Did the IT-crowd trick again. Engine started, check engine light was solid yellow, no TC warning. An improvement, but still worrysome.
    I was able to ride home the rest of the way with no issues.

    After turning it off at home, I checked again if it would go away with another reboot, but it didn't.

    A few more details, but I'm not 100% sure about this:
    - I think the "main event" happened upon a downshift. I always blip on downshifts, this was no exeption. Not sure if the downshift with blip is accidental correlation or causation.
    - I think I lost power at that point. Since I was already braking and downshifting to stop for an intersection, this is more or less conjecture. The reason why I believe I lost power is because I think the next blip for downshift didn't raise the RPM.
    Then again, I had a lot on my mind at that point, so I'm a bit fuzzy on this.
    - I washed my bike yesterday. This might have nothing at all to do with it.
    - The decorative exhaust heat cover was replaced by me this morning. To get a bolt out, I needed to loosen the heatplate next to it, for which I needed to remove a small plastic cover on the right side. Behind this were a few wires. There was some foam attached to the cover plate which was damp.
    I didn't touch the wires that I know of, but for the sake of being complete I'm mentioning this as well.


    The manual isn't much help, so I hope someone has any ideas before I can contact my dealer the day after tomorrow.
    I probably won't be able to fix it, but knowledge is power.

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    Re: Warning lights sequence
    Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2020, 07.04 pm
    Apr 14, 2020, 07.04 pm
    If you search for trouble codes     it will show you where and which wires to bridge to count the flashes which should point you in the right direction 

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    Re: Warning lights sequence
    Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2020, 06.36 am
    Apr 15, 2020, 06.36 am
    Just tried the bike again, and no more errors or warnings. It started without issue. Didn't ride it though, since I'm working from home.
    If I need to visit work again this week I'll update here again.

    If it doesn't happen again, I'll just talk about it with the dealer at the next maintenance interval.

    Thanks for the reply. I had a quick google for error codes before I posted here, but didn't really find much relevant.
    Didn't look long though.

     



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