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post #1 of 2 Old 07-22-2018, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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CEL / limp mode at full throttle - Solved

I had a long standing problem with engine light coming on under high load. Sometimes it would go into limp mode, run on 1 cylinder, or idle at 5000 RPM. After much connector cleaning & re-plugging, the problem disappeared when I re-routed the vertical cylinder HT lead so that it wasn’t pinched between the seam of the fuel tank & cylinder head. I also added insulation using silicone tubing (see before & after pics)
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-27-2018, 09:08 AM
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The "before" picture, was that how your wire was routed from the factory? Your "after" pic was how my 899 was routed from the factory and I think a better way. I've gotten my bike back after service and it has been routed incorrectly.

Also, to add to this: if you've had your 15k service done, make sure that the front plug wire is ziptied to the small plastic routing piece right behind the radiator. If not, fun things happen like the spark plug wire being too close to the radiator and arcing and causing the bike to run on one cylinder, especially in the rain or after a wash.


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