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Offline LongWayHome

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Engine warning light / throttle disabled
on: October 24, 2020, 08:04:16 PM
I've had a strange issue with my 2017 S1000R, recently bought used from a dealer.  This happened on my first ride home, and a few times since.

After a gear shift, the engine light comes on and the throttle becomes completely disabled.  If I pull in the clutch, the engine is idling high, above 2500 rpm.  The throttle does nothing, no response.

If I shut down the engine and restart, it goes through the initial diagnostics and it's fine again.  But of course I must coast off the roadway to do this.  It happened the other night on a narrow road on a blind curve with no shoulder.  I pulled over as far as I could; luckily there was no traffic behind me.  Kind of unnerving.

I'm still under the 90-day dealer warranty, and I'll probably ask them to look at it.  Just wondered if this has happened to any other riders.  -LWH

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 10:47:21 PM
I would get that bike back to the dealer ASAP!   Let them sort it out at there expense (90 day guarantee).  sorry to hear about it and I haven't experienced this as of yet.
Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 10:48:37 PM by MA413
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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 10:54:47 PM
If the engine controller is disabling the fly-by-wire, it must be losing a critical sensor input...like throttle position.  There has to be a stored code.  Need to get to the dealer pronto.  AFAIK, this is not a common problem.

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 06:26:22 PM
I emailed the dealer over the weekend and they sent a truck out this morning to pick up the bike.  Cool.  Fingers crossed for a good outcome.

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 07:15:20 PM
*Originally Posted by LongWayHome [+]
I emailed the dealer over the weekend and they sent a truck out this morning to pick up the bike.  Cool.  Fingers crossed for a good outcome.

Sorry to hear of your trouble with the new bike. That has to be a little disappointing.
They will fix it and you will have one of the best motorcycles on the road today (imho).
Please let us know what they find wrong.
You should remember that itís peace of mind youíre after and not just a fixed machine.
Robert Persig

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 09:37:23 PM
I had this issue and the dealer did some update to the ECU to fix.  Mine brand new had it with 7 miles on the odometer

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 03:35:50 PM
Good news on this.  Dealer found the error codes and diagnosed a throttle control error.  As with ILikeVroomVroom -- the factory recommended a software update to correct this.  Easy fix.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 11:41:16 AM
glad it's resolved.  happy riding  :821:
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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 04:39:10 PM
That's a pretty serious software "bug" that would shut down the whole fly-by-wire system.  I'd love to know what the issue was, buy I guess we will never know.  IMO, that software should never have gotten past the QA department.

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Re: Engine warning light / throttle disabled
Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 09:59:14 PM
I have seen this when the throttle connector just on the back side of the throttle comes loose.