Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Angus, Scotland
Engine Management Light
Has anyone else had issues with the engine management light coming on?
The first time it happened to me I was in Germany. I had just set off when I stalled the bike at a set of lights. (The clutch is quite snatchy when it is cold and it is easy to stall the engine if I'm not careful. This seems to go hand in hand with the clutch drag when cold.).
When I re-started the motor I noticed that the engine management (MIL) light was on. It remained on all the time until we stopped to fill up, about 200kms on. Fortunately the bike behaved normally with no ill effects.
A week later when I was back home it came on again under the same circumstances, I stalled the bike with a cold engine. I did notice this time that the engine management light came on immediately the engine stopped. Over the next couple of miles I tried shutting off and restarting several times but the light stayed on, again with no effect on performance. Thirty miles up the road we stopped at a set of lights and I tried shutting off and re-starting again. This time the light went out.
Last week I managed to do it again. Restarting didn't clear the light. I tried again a couple of miles on with no joy. 12 miles later I tried again and it cleared.
The problem appears to be temperature related and a number of on/off cycles doesn't clear it. I had thought that perhaps the butterfly valve might be sticking open but I can hear the servo motor operating and see the cable flex as it does, so I think maybe not.
It doesn't affect the bike as far as I can tell but annoys the **** out of me. And unlike many other models, the SS doesn't give you any error codes on the dash that could provide a clue to what the fault is. I'll get the dealer to check it next week when I get the heated grips fitted.
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