Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
I have an LTD, the fuel system light was on when I got it, but once I got it running, it ran fairly well, and there were no codes on the ECU. But the digital dash did not work. While messing with it, I unplugged the trip computer, the fuel system light went out, and the dash started working. I was never able to get any kind of display on the computer, but the display was so badly damaged by the sun that you couldn't see it anyway.
While I was working on other parts of the bike, the engine developed a loud err err err noise, and the idle became erratic. Still no codes on the ECU. I found the noise was being made by a vacuum leak where the hoses had rotted off the reed valves, which have something to do with the idle. I still don't understand it completely. They are connected to an AIR valve behind the right valve cover. There are also two coolant hoses connected to this valve. While messing with that, I discovered that every single rubber hose on the entire fuel injection system was rotted, cracked, and leaking. I ended up removing and completely disassembling and cleaning the entire fuel injection system, and replacing all the rubber hoses. It was a several week job after work every day. But it ran great after that, and still does.
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