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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #10 on: 16 June, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hanta Yo [+]
I have had a small problem with the bike that I asked the Service people to look at...  the bike floods out at stop signs every once in a while.

Just out of interest. What exactly happened with what you call floods out?
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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #11 on: 16 June, 2019, 08:01:42 AM »
It happens/happened occasionally that I would be sitting at a stop sign / red light with the bike idling and then when the light changes, I go to give it a little throttle while simultaneously putting it into gear and the engine simply cuts out. 

BTW all - I was able to find a used ECU which cost me around $100 to get here from California*, and it was installed in the bike which now has the proper tune... but somehow both headlights ended up blown...!    It never rains, but it pours!   The engine runs good and sounds good so I am reasonably happy if somewhat perplexed that in fixing one thing, something else so often seems to - ah - retire.  Anyone else out there have a similar experience?

But generally speaking, I am pretty happy just to have the bike back... two wheels always trumps four in my book.

Cheers.

* I actually have a second one coming from Florida just in case... will probably keep it as a spare assuming I will never have to use it, BUT would need it instantly if I sent it back... a variant of Murphy's Law.  Phew and/or yikes... Take your pick.
« Last Edit: 16 June, 2019, 08:03:43 AM by Hanta Yo »

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #12 on: 16 June, 2019, 08:41:02 AM »
I agree with tutha boys, sounds like dealer feckt it.
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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #13 on: 16 June, 2019, 05:17:05 PM »
To be fair, the intermittent "cutting out" was a long standing problem, i.e. before the dealer had ever touched the bike, at least on my watch. 

As I said in an earlier post within this thread, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.  IF I had had to pay for a new ECU,  I would probably be looking at this a little differently.  One of the troubles with these situations is finding an alternative.  There is another dealer over on Vancouver Island and there are some good independent M/C mechanic shops in Vancouver itself, but the former requires a ferry ride and the latter do not have the diagnostic computer capability (as far as I can tell) so...   What's a guy who is not confident with engine and/or electronic repairs to do?

The mechanic who works on my bike at the dealership (and worked on the Black '09 I had just prior to this, the '07 White one) correctly identified the exhaust as the aftermarket OEM one and sorted through and subsequently installed the appropriate, off road tune to match (it previously had the Arrow tune apparently) so is either fully competent and really cares OR is a bloody good actor; the next 5000 km will tell me which it is, I reckon.

And once again, thanks to all who weighed in on this... it was really helpful to get different perspectives.  Ride on.

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #14 on: 16 June, 2019, 07:12:07 PM »
Hmmm...   Cutting out as youre putting it into gear...   slightly flaky clutch switch could just as easily be behind that.

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #15 on: 16 June, 2019, 11:47:47 PM »
Hanta Yo, well done, on managing to remove the dealers grip on your  :172:

I doubt the blown headlamp fuse is related to anything more than power fluctuations, with disconnecting and reconnecting the battery.

Hope this one plays out well for you. You have certainly make excellent headway  :031:
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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #16 on: 17 June, 2019, 12:29:41 AM »
Can I have your 'dead' ECU please? Happy to pay freight.

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #17 on: 17 June, 2019, 03:42:47 AM »
Mike_B:  Thanks... IF it happens again, I will check the clutch switch as a 'probable cause'.

Yellow Dog:  I get by with a little help from my (Forum) friends.  Thanks.

TCC: They likely chucked it, and they are closed tomorrow / Mondays BUT... I will call them on Tuesday and will be going in there when the bulbs arrive so if they have it,  I will let you know and we can arrange something.  Cheers, mate!* 

*We Bermudians say "mate", "ace", "skilla'", b'y, and the old timers still say "bird", I believe.  When we say "Cheers" it does not sound anything like - shall we say - someone from the Mother country... it sounds more like "Churs".  Oh, and we also say "aiyah' but that is more properly Jamaican.  We miss you, Bob.

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #18 on: 18 June, 2019, 03:46:29 PM »
Hi Hanta Yo,

I wonder if you ever considered buying a cheap OBD2 connector and try to plug your bike with the old ECU to Tuneecu free software. It happened to me two years ago I thought my ECU was broken after map download, bought a second hand one and while waiting for it to arrive, though I had the opportunity to fiddle with the broken one, so downloaded again the software to my computer, including fresh maps, plugged the bike and... viola! Alive again! Now I keep the second ECU as spare.

Simptoms seems to be the same as mine (sorry TCC), corrupted software or communication

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Re: ECU packed it in... at the dealership.
« Reply #19 on: 25 June, 2019, 03:40:32 AM »
If you have electrical components burning out like the ECU and bulbs you could have too much voltage. Maybe a problem with the regulator. I would check it out before it is run much more to prevent any more damage.