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    How to save on fuel, tyres and ...

    ... really piss your owner off!



    Me and a mate had a blast up to Donny to Watch Vale stick it to the lesser mortals in qualifying. Good ride, up good time - those Dukes sound awesome.
    Off home and just stuffed an R6 down the sliproad onto the M1 when ... nothing. Engine stopped. Dash reading 'Diag 1'.
    Started up after a few tries so continued. Stopped again. Started Again.
    Few miles on, same routine. Pulled off the motorway at Leicester, 20 mph into McD's car park, did it again.
    Not wanting to be stuck on the hard shoulder for several hours, decided to call the AA. Van arrives quickly but the bloke doesn't even bother getting out when I tell him the symptoms - we both know he ain't fixing it.
    Two hours-odd later, this truck arrives and I then spend the next three hours going home at 56mph.
    We're cutting the bloke's tacho hours down to the second rather than do a transfer to another truck so I tell him to head for the services about two miles from my house and I'll ride it home - sure it'll get that far right? Two attempts to get off the services forecourt and much sprag torturing before it finally ran long enough to get me home.
    So, I'll do a search on Diag 1 but if anyone's got any ideas where to start, I'd appreciate them. Battery's OK, dash still working when engine dies. No alarm/immobiliser and not connected the diag wires (if that's what you're thinking) not disturbed anything ... but did put a large lock and chain in the rear compartment to go to Donny with ... mmm, wonder if it moved around and hit something?
    I'll check the sidestand switch and kill switch tomorrow but would they bring up the Diag 1 code?
    Suspect it's a wire loose somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A303 View Post
    ... really piss your owner off!



    Me and a mate had a blast up to Donny to Watch Vale stick it to the lesser mortals in qualifying. Good ride, up good time - those Dukes sound awesome.
    Off home and just stuffed an R6 down the sliproad onto the M1 when ... nothing. Engine stopped. Dash reading 'Diag 1'.
    Started up after a few tries so continued. Stopped again. Started Again.
    Few miles on, same routine. Pulled off the motorway at Leicester, 20 mph into McD's car park, did it again.
    Not wanting to be stuck on the hard shoulder for several hours, decided to call the AA. Van arrives quickly but the bloke doesn't even bother getting out when I tell him the symptoms - we both know he ain't fixing it.
    Two hours-odd later, this truck arrives and I then spend the next three hours going home at 56mph.
    We're cutting the bloke's tacho hours down to the second rather than do a transfer to another truck so I tell him to head for the services about two miles from my house and I'll ride it home - sure it'll get that far right? Two attempts to get off the services forecourt and much sprag torturing before it finally ran long enough to get me home.
    So, I'll do a search on Diag 1 but if anyone's got any ideas where to start, I'd appreciate them. Battery's OK, dash still working when engine dies. No alarm/immobiliser and not connected the diag wires (if that's what you're thinking) not disturbed anything ... but did put a large lock and chain in the rear compartment to go to Donny with ... mmm, wonder if it moved around and hit something?
    I'll check the sidestand switch and kill switch tomorrow but would they bring up the Diag 1 code?
    Suspect it's a wire loose somewhere.
    Mate

    Cant help you with the problem, and certainly sorry to hear about the woes. Sure you will sort it good and quick though.

    If it makes you feel better, I would gladly come to the UK, go to the GP, and be more than happy to break down with ya!!

    Cheers Pete

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    That happened to me twice. Once in the dry and once in a monsoon.
    The fault was eventually found to be a poorly isolated wire, behind the rear seat, were some water may collect and cause the electric to short. But mine only triggered the immobilizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefano View Post
    That happened to me twice. Once in the dry and once in a monsoon.
    The fault was eventually found to be a poorly isolated wire, behind the rear seat, were some water may collect and cause the electric to short. But mine only triggered the immobilizer.
    Think it's going to be something like that, thanks.

    Oz, you're a diamond mate

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    Found this M8

    perhaps its related??

    http://www.rsvzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7349

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    Thanks Tim. See his was the immobiliser which mine doesn't have but exactly the same symptoms so I'm going to start looking at wires in the back end first. Think the Diag 1 is a red herring as this is TPS setting, right?

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    Is this the same problem you were having at Cadwell Simon

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    Sorry to hear of your problems Simon. If you like I will come up to yours and have a look at it with you, I'm still getting to grips with the Rsv's but have been a mechanic all my working life so may be able to help
    Hope you sort it soon
    Whats going on two of the locals down on the same day

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocker View Post
    Is this the same problem you were having at Cadwell Simon
    Not quite Sprok, - still got power just not starting - either spark or fuel.
    Thanks for the offer John - I'll have a fiddle with the wiring but if no joy I might call on your expertise

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    Simon, its that can you have fitted, best give it to me!
    Sorry about the problems buddy, would offer to pop over and lend a hand but I don't have a clue, im only good for drinking coffee and eating pizza

    good luck with it buddy, im sure its a dodgy connection you've knocked

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey2003 View Post
    Simon, its that can you have fitted, best give it to me!
    Sorry about the problems buddy, would offer to pop over and lend a hand but I don't have a clue, im only good for drinking coffee and eating pizza

    good luck with it buddy, im sure its a dodgy connection you've knocked
    Yeah, you're right, I'll pay you to take it away Paul
    Moral support is always welcome - you can bring the pizza this time.
    Seriously, I just need a couple of quiet hours to work through it methodically and see if I can find any wiring faults. Now, let me consult my calendar and see when I'm going to have a couple of hours free ... yeah, about February ... 2011!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A303 View Post
    Yeah, you're right, I'll pay you to take it away Paul
    Moral support is always welcome - you can bring the pizza this time.
    Seriously, I just need a couple of quiet hours to work through it methodically and see if I can find any wiring faults. Now, let me consult my calendar and see when I'm going to have a couple of hours free ... yeah, about February ... 2011!
    SI GUTTED FOR YA MATE oops shouting anyway try this, disconnect the rock bun from the kettle pizza then pour coffee down inside the ignition barrell ,,,,works everytime m8 i swear to god you need to be on map 6 and using the axone as a back protector ....has anyone tried quiche lorraines as apposed to carbon lorraines ? chin up matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by butch1276 View Post
    SI GUTTED FOR YA MATE oops shouting anyway try this, disconnect the rock bun from the kettle pizza then pour coffee down inside the ignition barrell ,,,,works everytime m8 i swear to god you need to be on map 6 and using the axone as a back protector ....has anyone tried quiche lorraines as apposed to carbon lorraines ? chin up matey
    How about I just eat the lot to make me feel better

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