Originally Posted by Lost_but_Happy
I've done a bit of searching through some of the older threads. I'm wondering if, for some reason, the computer switched into "Limp home mode".. Some of the same symptoms had been present. The techs said that they checked through all the electronics (presumably just checking for error codes) and found no problems...
As of right now, the bike is home and she's running fine. I think that they either unplugged the battery or pulled some fuses to reset things, as the clock was *way* off when I got back on and my trip meters were reset.
Does anyone know if the same fuse on the 2006's that is for the O2 sensors and such is for the Motronic? The owners manual does not specifically state that, but it's the only one that makes sense (and since they changed the fuse blocks from the older models, the wonderful diagrams that others have posted on here don't work). I'm thinking about giving it a reset myself to make sure that I can start from a clean slate.
let me ask you this, just how low of rpm do you ride this bike at?
seriously low rpms in traffic all the time will let the plugs foul, the computer learns your low rpm driving habits and for some reason just feeds it fuel fuel fuel,
I had a short trip to work in fl in traffic, and would notice my plugs fouling quickly, I then started running up 1st gear, it helped the problem. later after I started doing my own service as it fouled plugs prematurely again,
I switched to a single electrode plug and opened the gap up some, problem went away, I actually get about 3-5 mpg
more out of it now.
so there are two things you might try to keep it from happening again
Higher rpms!! the lt does not like low rpm, run it at 4k in traffic take her above 4k often it will clear her up, you can actually hear if you hold the htrottle open a few k rpm the bike miss when the plugs are starting to go bad, hole the rpm up higher yet and it will clear out, unless you have waited till a plug has completly fouled
Switch to a single electrode plug and open the gap up (mine are at .045) it runs great and my plugs last longer
now almost all you r problems are solved with the LT
next switch over to a external air and fuel filter and do your own services
you will learn your machine save money and become ONE with it <grin>