Got back from LS BMW yesterday after they connected the MoDiTec and told me it was the sensors....here's the rest of the story.....According to the MoDiTec print out, it wasn't indicating the sensors were bad....it says...."open circuit or short circuit to battery positive" for both sensors. I sure wish I had a GS-911 diagnostics tool!
On the way home, as I turned the corner to my house, my brakes felt very "sqooshy."
As I got off the bike (turned it off), to put it in the garage, i looked under the front fairing and saw the leak coming from the brake line leading from the handlebar.
I turned the ignition on.....and then noticed my newly installed low beam didn't work!
Needless to say, I called the guy I was going to Arkansas with and told him I had to bail for multiple mechanical failures.
I ordered Spiegler brake lines, all new pads, and speed bleeders today.....glad the front brake line didn't fail on a twisty up in the Arkansas hills (that I won't be riding through this weekend now)! I called DDM and tell them I had my H7 light go out and left a message asking for a call back (their customer service voicemail box is "full"). I'm looking to see if they'll send me a replacement light and I'll ship this one back once received. Although, the light now works for some reason!
I stripped Belle last night, checked to ensure the two temp sensors were connected properly and ........ no change to the problem with the cold start. So, basically, for $42.50 I didn't get a fix. According to the print out, the test only took seven minutes....that's $6 a minute!! Wow!!
My plan is to not redress Belle until I've resolved this starting problem.
I will use the Clymer manual as my main source for troubleshooting. My next check is to put an in-line spark plug tester (purchased on Monday at Harbor Freight) and check to see if its an ignition or fuel thing. The next move is to remove the fuel tank and air box and check (and clean while I'm in there) the fuel rail, intakes, injectors, and connections. Then I'll make sure all my Motronic connections are good to go (connected properly). I may take my rotors (and maybe calipers) off and clean them off real well. Once the Spiegler lines come in, I'll install those and the new brake pads (I think some fluid got on the front pads, hence the new ones.
If all this fails, I may wind up setting up another service appt at LS and taking the bike (stripped to save labor costs) back for troubleshooting and repair.
Sorry for being so long winded.....I'm at my wits end on this thing! On the bright side though, once complete, I'll know tons more about this bike and practically have a bike with all problems resolved and mechanically sound!