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    I get, it's all a guess. One of my thoughts has been to buy a second 2009 Xt and simply swap parts till I find it.

    Just bought a new Motus to ride while I'm waiting to get the Ulysses fixed.. Enjoying it... but I'd rather be on the Buell.

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    Mid 50°F yesterday, high 60'sF possible low 70'sF today, went out for a spin yesterday and will do again today !

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    I rode mine today too NJ! Runs so sweet And so dependable too with both cylinders firing


    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Turk View Post
    One of my thoughts has been to buy a second 2009 Xt and simply swap parts till I find it.
    Is this how you became such a (self described) awesome, amazing, stellar, 'mechanic'


    Good luck. Because thats what you need, Keith

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    Swap till ya drop Baby!!! What’s better then one broken bike? Two broken bikes!!! Lol (the eventual outcome of non scientific trouble shooting)

    Does the BUELL ecm have a limp mode? Like newer motorcycles, cars and ATVs? My buddies CAN-AM ATV will limp home when it has any sort of issue, including regular service counter. (very annoying sometimes). I don’t think the BUELL has an actual limp mode because then all of my bikes would be “limping” home regularly! Hehehe
    Last edited by pdksh; 01-12-2020 at 12:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    I rode mine today too NJ! Runs so sweet And so dependable too with both cylinders firing



    Is this how you became such a (self described) awesome, amazing, stellar, 'mechanic'


    Good luck. Because thats what you need, Keith


    I'll try and be more Humble...

    Okay got the bike back and just got back from a a test ride. It's about 75 degree's today and when I got back from the ride the Light was on again and I let it idle for a minute in the shop. Fan never came on.

    So that's where I'll start. I don't currently have ECMDROID... or a way to communicate with the bikes ecu yet, So that's my first project. Any recommendations? (my wife found ECM DROID on her Cell ).. we'll see how good she is about sharing her phone... ( she's a Realtor.. my chances are about Zero ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Turk View Post
    I'll try and be more Humble...

    Okay got the bike back and just got back from a a test ride. It's about 75 degree's today and when I got back from the ride the Light was on again and I let it idle for a minute in the shop. Fan never came on.

    So that's where I'll start. I don't currently have ECMDROID... or a way to communicate with the bikes ecu yet, So that's my first project. Any recommendations? (my wife found ECM DROID on her Cell ).. we'll see how good she is about sharing her phone... ( she's a Realtor.. my chances are about Zero ))

    K
    You can start by checking ur fuses, Then you can test by hooking it up to 12V.

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    I thought you had a Harley master tech friend? Didnt he check the bike for codes and relay that info to you?

    If you do not have access to an Android device... or want to purchase a cheap Android tablet from Walmart or some other discount retailer, you could always do this for free. All it takes is time. I googled "Buell diagnostic code retrieval" and this is what I found:

    RETRIEVING TROUBLE CODES
    PART NUMBER TOOL NAME
    HD-44750 DIGITAL TECHNICIAN
    Trouble codes may be retrieved without the use of the DIGITAL
    TECHNICIAN (Part No. HD-44750).
    1. Remove the protective cover from data link connector
    [91A]. The data link connector's location is different for
    each model. It is located under the fairing (Firebolt), under
    the seat (Lightning) or behind the left airflow guide
    (Ulysses).
    2. To activate the diagnostic feature of the check engine
    lamp, proceed as follows:
    a. See Figure 2-6. Install diagnostic test wire from parts
    shown.
    b. See Figure 2-7. Install diagnostic test wire across
    terminal "1" and terminal "2" on the data link connector
    [91A].
    c. Turn the Ignition Switch ON and wait approximately
    eight seconds for the check engine lamp to start
    flashing.
    3. See Figure 2-8. All trouble codes are sent out as a series
    of flashes. To retrieve the first digit of the trouble code
    simply observe the number of times the check engine lamp
    flashes.
    a. The transmission of a trouble code is always preceded
    by six rapid flashes (about 3 per second).
    b. This "intermission" is followed by a 2 second pause
    in which the check engine lamp is off.
    c. The check engine lamp will then flash one or more
    times to indicate the first digit of the trouble code.The
    length of time the check engine lamp is illuminated
    and the length of time in which it is off are each about
    1 second in duration.
    4. The second digit follows:
    a. Following transmission of the first digit, there is
    another 2 second pause in which the check engine
    lamp is off.
    b. The check engine lamp will then flash one or more
    times to indicate the second digit of the trouble code.
    Count the number of times the check engine lamp
    flashes to retrieve the second digit.
    5. If more than one trouble code is sent:
    a. Following transmission of the second digit of the first
    code, there is a third 2 second pause in which the
    check engine lamp is off.
    b. After the pause comes the intermission, which is followed by transmission of the next recorded trouble
    code.
    c. All subsequent codes are sent in the same manner
    each separated from the next by he intermission.
    6. Once all codes have been sent, the data string is repeated.
    When you have recorded the same trouble code twice, it
    is an indication that the transmission has been restarted
    and that all trouble codes have been retrieved.
    NOTE
    If the check engine lamp flashes at a rate faster than normal,
    then you are observing the "intermission" only, which means
    that no trouble codes are present.
    7. When examining trouble codes, write down all codes on
    a piece of paper.
    a. If trouble codes are present, refer to Table 2-13.
    Follow the applicable flow charts for each code.
    b. If trouble codes are NOT present, but starting or drive
    ability problems are evident, see charts under
    2.8 INITIAL DIAGNOSTIC CHECK.
    8. Turn the Ignition Switch OFF.
    9. Remove diagnostic test wire and install protective cover
    over data link connector. Return data link connector to
    original position

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    I'm going to look into a tablet at Wally world... I like the look of the ECUDROID... just checking out the few trouble shooting video's I've seen so far have convinced me it's a good idea.

    Is a bluetooth Dongle device a requirement? Is there a Particular one I need?


    Thanks for access to codes



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    Last edited by Keith Turk; 02-12-2020 at 03:30 AM.

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    The Buelltooth is for an Android phone, this allows you to basically look at your phone troubleshooting and adjusting certain parameters. Now, since I am not computer literate the members here will correct me if I'm wrong about this.
    The fan on both my 2008 ully and 2007 SS both come on when I shut the engine down, even in the winter, they are both pretty much stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njloco View Post
    The Buelltooth is for an Android phone, this allows you to basically look at your phone troubleshooting and adjusting certain parameters. Now, since I am not computer literate the members here will correct me if I'm wrong about this.
    The fan on both my 2008 ully and 2007 SS both come on when I shut the engine down, even in the winter, they are both pretty much stock.
    If you get a Race tune from Tim @ IDS the fan doesn't run on once you shut the engine, Thank you Tim B. on XB and 1125s



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