Originally Posted by ducnut
You're absolutely correct.
I pulled the tank back, on my 1050, today. Cycled the key, started the bike, and whatnot. The aforementioned SAI solenoid makes some noise, but, the stepper motor is definitely the "faxing" noise. What's weird is that it makes a bunch of racket, but, doesn't move the whole time it's sending. Mystery solved, again. I shall bow down to Mark.
Haha -- don't bow down to me, I learned this from other people in the main Tiger 800 thread. Rob Dirt was one of the early investigators of this issue. I just put other people's findings into practice when I had the issue myself on the Trans-Labrador Highway.