Re: 2001 RC51 running and idle problem
Thanks for the advice, I am going to remove the air filter housing tomorrow and check for loos, blocked hoses etc. Spent all day today looking for loose wires & corroded connectors but couldn't find any. This problem is driving me mad, if it vdidnt work at all it would be easy to diagnose!
Just incase it helps, I have put below the sequence of event leading up to the problem, however, I cant understand how any of the below would cause the problem , but it wont hurt!
1. bike due for service
2. removed lower fairings, drained oil, removed and replaced filter, refilled oil. Oil done.
3. removed ridier seat, removed rear seat cowl to get clearance to lift up tank. lifted tank, removed air box cover, removed air filters, replaced filters, replaced air box cover and connected up air temp sensor. Filters done.
4. removed front indicators, fitted new front indicators.
After doing the above, replaced anything removed from he bike, started it up and found that it wouldnt idle and that if you kept it going by playing thr throttle, it had no power to even move itself once in gear.
Totaly confused by this, removed fairing panels and checked for obvious loose connectors as I though that I could have caused a problem with the front connectors while unclipping/clipping the front indicator wires but found nothing.
spent all day today checking for loose wires and contiunity at all the wiring connectors I could find, still nothing.
did have a strange problem where if i kept the bike running on the throttle and then put it into gear (with stand up) it would cut the engine out, but only sometimes!? so I disconnected the side stand switch and tried to run it again but the problem was still the same, however the the mil (FI) light flashed. once 9 times then 2 long flashes. checking these codes they seem to point to the IAT sensor and the ECU, will double all connections again tomorrow to the ecu.