So I was having problems with my bike surging when I would hold it at a steady RPM range, and when I would get on it, I'd hit a brick wall, the tach would go to 0 and the bike would pretty much die. Because I would be going at a decent rate of speed, it seemed like it would kick start its self again.
I was racking my brain, trying to figure out what this could be. My husband and I would stay up late at night, laying in bed, throwing out possibilities to each other. Every time it came back to be something electrical due to the tack dropping to 0 and the bike pretty much dying.
So I decided that today, while at work, I would read my DesmoTimes manual some.
I got to the part about the electronics and the Pickup Coil.
Signs of a bad pickup are hiccuping at sustained rpm, or the bike dieing at high rpm.
So I came home and immediately pulled out the coil and unplugged it from the harness...splash....a BUNCH of water comes pouring out of the connections. Makes sense. I had to ride home in a HORRIBLE down pour on Friday and the bike has never run right sense.
Anywho, the Desmo Times manual states that this sensor should read 680 ohms +/-15% at 68 deg. F.
It reads somewhere around 930.
So, since the S4R has the same sensor, I figured I would pull it out and test it. 980.
It's about 80 deg F out, but that shouldn't make THAT much of a difference?
Anywho, we dried out the connector, plugged it back in, and the bike rode fine for a few miles. The true test will be tomorrow on my way to work.
So why would there e such a discrepency here? 680 -> 930 is more than 15%....
Also, I have found quite a few discrepencies in this manual.
For instance, it states:
There are two different models of pickup coils used, one up through 2002 and the other on post-2002 desmodues. On the later design only one bolt secures the coil in place
My SS is a 2002 (manufactured 02/2002), and it has the single bolt design....and IIRC, my 01 Sport was the same way....but that was over a year ago that I had that one....strange.