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Canbus defeated by percussive maintenance...

Discussion in 'Servicing & Maintenance' started by wessie, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    Fired the bike up to take a parcel to the Hermes collection point.

    ECU reports a rear bulb out. I thought it was telling porkies as all seemed to be working fine, then remembered there is a number plate light. This was, indeed, lacking lumens. Thinking that it would need to be changed some time before September 2019 for the bike's first MOT I decided to ignore it, apart from giving the housing a whack. Lumens returned. I'm a maintenance god.

    Bloody unreliable BMW piles of shit. I am going to write a letter in green ink.

    Parcel was dropped off. This happened to be a Texaco garage and 15 litres of their finest unleaded fell into my tank so I decided to use up some as the bike would be far to heavy to put back in the garage. Quite balmy at 10.5C and did not need the heated grips or Keis jacket powered up. Roads were wet & slimey from earlier rain but aren't modern tyres fantastic?
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    I kneel before your greatness (not in that way). Yes the weather's been great today,Mrs Bravo and I ventured out to Burnham Deepdale to visit a Christmas market,the roads were pretty shitty and the bike got filthy but as always the bike handled the conditions with its usual surefootedness and progress was well and truly made....... This bike never ceases to amaze me and I absolutely fuckin love it:)
     
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  3. boxter

    boxter Active Member

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    Being you a maintenance god wessie you can come and sort out my bike last week lost its throttle again ( I say again, the first episode was my last rs), 1st gear ok, 2nd gear ok 3rd gear no throttle, twisted for fun, nothing , down a gear, nothing then it was back, just like that, checked incase I had pressure on speed shift sensor , no, can't simulate,

    Do you recommend a good kick or just a light kick or maybe two kicks ;)

    Ged
     
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    wessie Well-Known Member

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    I suggest this is a case of PEBSAC and it is the rider that needs recalibration. 2 kicks is unlikely to be enough. I suggest the matter is escalated to a proper shoeing.
     
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    Leon.P. Well-Known Member

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    LOL :) Her Indoors has been a little temperamental lately.What do you boys suggest???:):)
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    When they start playing up I usually trade them in for a different model.
     
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    Leon.P. Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bravo. What do the old Models have to say about that or can't they speak. LOL:):)
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    OBVIOUSLY they're devastated :)
     
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    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Sort of deflated in their own way....
     
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    wessie Well-Known Member

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    Get a man in
     

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