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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Damsel In Distress

There is a young lady here in So Cal who needs some help. Insert your own jokes here, but she really does need help.

She owns a 2015 f3. Last Sunday, the bike started giving her incorrect gear shift readings on the dash. IOW, the readings didn't match the gear she was actually in.

Then the horn started working intermittently, and finally, the bike started shutting off while she was riding.

Obviously this is an electrical issue. I know, I know, highly unusual for an Italian bike. LOL! I'm hoping that you can provide us with a checklist of things to look for in the order of most likely first.

I don't want to put any pressure on you, but I told her that you guys were good!

BTW, she's a Brazilian beauty, a flight attendant, owns seven bikes, and does track days at Willow Springs in the B Group. I think I'm in love, LOL!

I live near Topanga Canyon and Mulholland now, and I met her at the famous Rock Store above Malibu two weeks ago. Yep, I'm becoming a regular "So Cal Bro"

OK, if you help me figure this out, I'll post up her pic

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Bob

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 02:42 AM
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Hi Bob,

Is the bike still under warranty? Seems like a silly question, but I had quite a few issues with mine and the dealer resolved many if not all of them under warranty. Water impeller upgrade, bad fuel lines, among others.

Cheers, James

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Yes, she has an appointment with the MV dealer in Newport Beach next week. I believe the bike is a 2015 and still under warranty. She was hoping to ride it this weekend, so I thought I'd take a shot at fixing it.

No worries, she has other bikes, and I offered her one of mine if she wants. I'm assuming that it's a loose connection at a plug or some other simple fix. That or a whole new wiring harness.

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Now, you've had your help, picture please!!!! lol

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Does sound like a bad connection...and first thing I would look at would be grounds.

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All known issues if same as early versions, do a search. Wrong gear, replace sensor. Horn, check connections to horn. Engine stops, check kick stand. Others reason almost too many to list.

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If this bike had an SPU, I'd suspect that.

Everything you are mentioning only has the ground connection in common. Without going into the wiring diagram and spending hours doing an analysis, I would take the fairings off, unplug every multi-pin connector, clean and reassemble them and then check every ground point for visible, or invisible, corrosion. Wipe each connecting point and use a corrosion inhibitor and reassemble.

For this routine I would also do the ECU connections.

Apart from that, check the wiring loom for cuts and shorts.

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Low voltage could be a culprit.....

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