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06-18-2011 08:46 AM
atl.mv
ebs relay

Thanks for info MV forum, Hung my EBS relay outside Fairing and no problems. It stayed cool and no sputtering. Looking to buy a new one. This will do for now. Drove me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again.
06-22-2010 10:18 AM
Obmot Yeah why not, I really like this bar end set - has reduced the vibrations somewhat at least in my opinion.
06-22-2010 09:49 AM
Djester they work well, huh? I have an extra set for sale if you know anyone who's looking.
I'll let them go for a good price too! Maybe I should post them up in the "For sale" section ?
06-22-2010 09:42 AM
Obmot Thanks Djester that looks great, I'll try that setup when my new part comes in. Hey I think we have the same bar ends.
06-22-2010 09:34 AM
Djester It's easier to see if you click on the pic... sorry I am no good at the "paint" features.
06-22-2010 09:33 AM
Djester When my EBS relay went out, I moved it away from the headers a bit so it would stay a little cooler and not act like a heatsink adn get heat soak. (Hope I worded that right!) I just ran the wires behind the frame and used zip ties to hold it into place. I used Italy's colors for the ties to add an extra touch!

Here is a pic of the old location and an arrow pointing to the new location:
06-21-2010 01:23 PM
Obmot Thanks CAG - yeah it's just that in the manual they call it the "EBS valve relay" (and also call it the "EBS control unit") which I presume controls the EBS valve.

Anything toolless is fine by me!
06-21-2010 01:17 PM
CAG The relay and the valve are two different things. The ebs valve is bolted to the engine. The relay is a small gray or black box about 2"x1"x1/2". It will be held to the frame behind the radiator with one of those rubber ties. Unplug it from the harness and plug the new one. No tools except your hands needed.
06-21-2010 01:03 PM
Obmot Well, Im not sure how to test it and I really dont have many tools. Also, based on the symptoms described by others, it really seems a likely culprit. I considered fuel issues, but if it was bad fuel I would think (?) that the motor would just sort of run crappily in general. The sputtering was totally "on again" then "off again" as if cylinder(s) were suddenly kicking in and then out.

My bike has gotten very hot in the past (up to 269), so it is likely the EPS relay took a bit of a beating.
06-21-2010 12:58 PM
mv2envy Didnt you want to test yours first to see if in fact it was defective? It could have been old fuel.
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