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So I picked up my '19 MTS 1260 yesterday. The dealer noticed that the top box was warped at the seam, so that's being sent back for replacement.

This morning I started outfitting it with a Sat Nav, Throttle Spacer, and Stomp Grips.
Went for a short ride. After 20 miles, the check engine light popped on. When I finally stopped, it won't hold idle. So I limped home.
I did find it a little odd that the water temp had been 200F prior to any problem, then while limping home it was reading 185F. Probably not related, but we'll see.

A couple of hours later I restarted the bike and it would idle (check engine still on).

I'll call the dealer tomorrow.
Kind of bummed. Not off to a great start.
 

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Check engine light that stays on is really a relief...easy to find something broken...another story finding something breaking

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I've known the owner of the shop for 30yrs. He's always done right by me. So I'm not concerned about that aspect. Just hoping she's not jinxed.
Can you add your location to your profile?
If you are anywhere near me I may want to check out your dealer.
You are probably on the other side of the world though. 0:)
 

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Called the dealer Monday morning.
By noon it was picked up and a demo MS 1260 was in my garage.
By 4pm, the problem was believed to be a cam sensor reading zero on the horizontal cylinder (which wasn't firing). That seems to confirm the reduce engine temp.

Tuesday at noon, the service tech called to confirm the cam sensor lead had detached. Once re-connected, everything ran perfect and the codes were cleared.
The owner of the shop is going to run the bike around for a day to validate before returning to me.

I've known the owner for a very long time. I really didn't expect to have it fixed this soon, but I guess there is a reason I keep going back to them.
There is something to be said for building a long-term face-to-face relationship (even in the age of the internet).
When it comes to customer service I don't think there is anything more they could have done.

** I'm new to this forum and want to respect your rules. If anyone wants to know the dealer or the name of the owner, please PM me. I would love to give them public kudos, but I respect it may not be appreciated on this forum.

I appreciate everyone here giving moral support.
Thanks
John
 

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Hmm, can't imagine why it's not ok to tell us the name of your local dealer. I've used DucPond Motorsports in Winchester before. Great place, but it's a haul for me, especially if I need to drop off. I'm considering Koups which is less that an hour from me for my next valve service.

Sucks that you've had a hick-up but hopefully it's what they say.
In the crazy hot weather we've been having, it's normal for my '10 to run 185ish when we are below about 45mph. Got stuck in traffic a few weekends ago I saw 226. I was a bit nervous to be honest. Haven't had it puke yet and hope not to!
 

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My new baby is back in my garage. The shop owner ran her for a bit to ensure everything was right with the world before returning her to me.

I plan to run her a bit tomorrow to chase the 600 mi service down.

The dealer is Montgomeryville Cycle Center in Hatfield PA USA. As I've noted previously, Bob the owner is a stand up guy in my eyes.

Looking forward to many happy miles together...on the new ride and this forum.

John
 

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That's good news! My ridin' buddies and I go dealer hopping in the winter months and we've stopped in there before. They just happened to have a free lunch spread one day. Everyone there was really cool, seems like a good place to deal with. We talked with an older guy in the apparel section for a long while. He was a trip.
 

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Alright!

Now go forth and ride, and not just a little. :grin2:
Put some miles on that thing. Imho less than 100 miles is not an official ride.
Unless you are commuting I guess.
Anyway, don't let it be a garage queen. >:)
 

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An impromptu 125 mi ride today. All is right with the world.

Again thanks for all the moral support.

Wolverine1: If that "older guy in apparel" had wild hair, that's Bob B. That was his 2nd stint through MCC. He had moved on. Previously he was at Revzilla for a while. He loved Honda V4's including an RC30.
 

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Check engine light that stays on is really a relief...easy to find something broken...another story finding something breaking
The CEL does not need to stay lit, in order to find the trouble code that made the light come on in the first place.

Once the light comes on, the code gets stored in the OBD/ECU and can be read after the fact, whether the light is on or not.
 

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The CEL does not need to stay lit, in order to find the trouble code that made the light come on in the first place.



Once the light comes on, the code gets stored in the OBD/ECU and can be read after the fact, whether the light is on or not.
When it stays on its definitely broken...when it goes off means it's breaking...code stored or not refers to one of many subsystems that only a parts canon approach will solve...not something dealers will do...my bike spent 6 weeks at the dealer with them unable to find it....error code will only point you in a direction...but says nothing definitive...and unless that part is malfunctioning during testing it won't get another look....it took me another 10k miles to narrow my problem down to a corroding wire...so yeah...it's easy to swap parts out until the CEL goes off but a pita to randomly swap sensors and wait and see

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