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Old 04-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #24
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Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Oddometer: 70
Mystery Solved

My "check engine" light turns on....

In retrospect, I don't think that was the problem at all. If the bike was overheating, wouldn't the "engine temp" light have come instead? I think that, perhaps, with the heavy load on the bike, the engine didn't like being lugged along at 60mph in 6th gear. Perhaps I'll never really know because I turned the key and, hallelujah, no engine light--we're back in business.
I've taken my bike to the shop to determine what the "check engine" light was for. The bike computer came up with code #18. The tech said, "let me guess, you were lugging the engine at highway speeds when it came on." I was. It turned out to be a signal for my missing XSUP motor, which is a piece of worthless smog related equipment that I removed. Counselor said I didn't remove it properly, so it threw a code. Nothing was ever wrong with the bike.
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