Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Northern New Mexico
Similar issue recently- I was doing my initial oil and filter change @ 600 miles-
I placed my bike on the center stand, & started it up to warm up the oil in the motor before changing it. Decided to put it in gear momentarily to help circulate and warm up all the oil, & ran the bike for a couple minutes until the motor temp gauge was at the 3rd indicator and where the gauge registers as normal operating temp when I am out riding.
Decided to go for a quick spin up the road and back, & as I was heading out our long driveway/gate I noticed that the “check engine light” was on now.
Turned around & rode it back up to my garage, shut it off, & started researching: I called the dealership (110 + miles away)
they said don’t ride it, & bring it in... Crap!
Thankfully I also have an EXCELLENT local bike mechanic in Santa Fe (German) that once I told him thru a few email exchanges exactly what I did that resulted in the error light coming on, he explained that it was a “safety error” and that the computer probably detected that one wheel was spinning, & one wheel was not spinning, & the bike was operating in 2nd gear, (on center-stand).
He said that probably the bike would reset it’s own computer after a few “run cycles” and to go ride it. 😁
I did and after a few miles riding it with complete stops and turning off the ignition key, waiting a minute then restarting it and driving a few more miles and repeating-
The check engine light or “efi” error light went off, & the bike returned to normal operation! 🕺🏽😁🕺🏽
I had a feeling what it was but after the dealership said to not ride it & bring it in- my local mechanic saved me the hassle of trailering the motorcycle to Albuquerque, dropping it off, and waiting...
I ended up going into Santa Fe (the next business day) to my EXCELLENT German mechanics shop where he also has the diagnostic machine to read the error codes, & can reset codes. He had offered to hook it up no charge previously in our email exchange conversations 🙂.
I gave the shop a nice $ tip and have had no trouble at all since.
2018 Africa Twin Adv Sports 30th Anniversary Edition 😁
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