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Old 01-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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1150 GS running rough after repairs

Back in November the wind blew over my '02 1150GS in the parking lot, the curb hit the instrument panel, shattering the windshield, the panel, and most of the brackets holding it all together. Between working with the insurance company/bank to buy parts (find new part broken, schedule appt with adjuster, adjuster writes check, take check to bank, they deposit it, place order for part, email order to bank, they release funds (sheesh!)) and the fact that I have an unheated garage, it has taken me until now to get it all back together.

Now it won't idle, constantly sputters, and surges. I can keep it running by holding the throttle up to 1500rpm, when driving at 30mph it constantly sputters, and when I try to accelerate, I get nothing and then a yank the bike out from under me surge.

Looking through the forums and FAQ, I have a couple of ideas.
TPS damaged in fall? (it fell on the left side)
problem with the throttle cables (is there a doc on that, I couldn't find one)
throttle body sync?
fuel problem due to setting for 2 months with no fuel stabilizer

Does it sound like I'm on the right track, anything you would add or subtract? Suggestions on how to check for each problem?

Thanks,
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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Unseated throttle cable at TB.

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Unseated throttle cable at TB.

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+1..as I read your post it was my first thought...Look at both throttle cables and make sure they are seated properly...usually the right one is the culprit unless your fall was to the left
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #5
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You all are amazing. That is exactly what it was. Kinda funny it happens often enough that you have a picture of it.

Thanks again, can't wait to get back on the road after 2 months off. I think that is the longest I've been off of a bike since I got my license.

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:10 AM   #6
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3rd or 4th time this month?
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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You all are amazing. That is exactly what it was. Kinda funny it happens often enough that you have a picture of it.

Thanks again, can't wait to get back on the road after 2 months off. I think that is the longest I've been off of a bike since I got my license.

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Old 01-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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You all are amazing. That is exactly what it was. Kinda funny it happens often enough that you have a picture of it.
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Sir,
There is an explicit warning about that issue in the GSpot FAQ.
It is indeed frequent.
I've now even added the image in the hope that it is not overlooked by anyone.

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:17 PM   #9
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
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Sir,
There is an explicit warning about that issue in the GSpot FAQ.
It is indeed frequent.
I've now even added the image in the hope that it is not overlooked by anyone.

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Yeah, I did see that in the FAQ and it was on my list of things to check. Although the name "Running on one cylinder" is a bit too specific, I'm not sure that mine was running on one cylinder, or that I would know if it were. Perhaps renaming it to "bike runs rough after doing unrelated repair" would stand out more. That said, the picture helps a lot, even with the description not quite matching, I would have checked that.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #11
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Perhaps renaming it to "bike runs rough after doing unrelated repair" would stand out more.

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Good idea; I'll change it.

And, if I may add, your reply was just what I was hoping for. I did not mean to harass you
for not finding it in the FAQ. I am sorry if I came across in that manner!

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EDIT: And now it has been done.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #12
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You all are amazing. That is exactly what it was. Kinda funny it happens often enough that you have a picture of it.

Thanks again, can't wait to get back on the road after 2 months off. I think that is the longest I've been off of a bike since I got my license.

Brandon
Rest assured it has happened to all of us (me more than once....) and the initial "oh shit what have I done to my bike now" feeling is replaced by a HUGE sigh of relief once we remember to check the damn cable! Welcome to the club!
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #13
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Yep!!! On the day I bought my '01 gs, while riding home, it happened to me. And that was exactly what I thought to my self. What the F... have I gone and done now. The rough running does leave you w/ a bit of an empty feeling. BB
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #14
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My right side TB cable became unseated this morning as I was replacing the battery. Hard to start and wouldn't idle without some throttle. Dammit!
All is well now. Thanks!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #15
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The late Rob Lentini helped me when I removed my tank and unknowingly dislodged the RH throttle cable from the ferrule.

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