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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Check engine light

I'm lost! Have a 2004 Vegas. Bike runs fine and starts up fine. No eng light on when in neutral. Shortly after I put it into first it comes on and stays on. When I shut the bike off and start it back up it's off again. Put it in gear again and light comes back. Any ideas what it could be?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 01:55 AM
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I don't know how different 2004 is from 2012... but the 2012 manual talks about being able to find the engine error code by pressing the mode button and reading it from the instrument cluster.

Code:
1. If the error codes are not displayed, use the
mode button to toggle until “Ck ENG” displays
on the main line of the display.
2. Press and hold the mode button to enter the
diagnostics code menu.
3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and odometer displays.
4. Press and release the mode button to advance to the next error code.
5. Press and hold the mode button to exit the diagnostics code menu.
6. See an authorized VICTORY dealer for code details and diagnosis.
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Check your battery connections that they are clean and tight. Check ground wire to frame clean and tight. If that is all good have battery checked. A lot of the time when the check engine light comes on it is the battery going bad.

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I'm thinking maybe idle speed. Noticed this morning as long as when I put it in gear and start driving and not sitting it doesn't come on. If I sit at a light with it in first and not moving it comes on. If I go to neutral at the light before I stop and not have it in gear it doesn't come on. Any ideas? Do I need to adjust the idle speed?

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Atomicdog.....I don't have a mode display. So I can't do that. Thanks for the idea though. 06 ya I checked all the battery connections and they are good. I'll get the battery checked out to see if that is it.

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Have your battery tested. If it's more than a couple years old it may test weak and need to be replaced. If the battery test good then you need to perform a voltage test. I wouldn't mess with idle speed untill you rule out the charging system. Your repair manual will have the test procedure. If you don't have a manual use search window on this forum I'm sure it is listed.

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Sounds like the speed sensor needs replaced. Also try the Throttle Reset Procedure.

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Throttle body reset didn't fix it. Spend sensor? My speedo reads fine. Is that a sign the it is going bad?

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Throttle body reset didn't fix it. Spend sensor? My speedo reads fine. Is that a sign the it is going bad?
Could be. That's a very common code to throw as the sensors were finicky. Checking the codes takes all of 5 minutes if you have a dealer close, then you wouldn't have to take shots in the dark.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I am goin to run by a dealership tomorrow. Tired of shooting in the dark. Can't even find a auto parts store that will do a voltage check on my battery. So goin to make a trip to a dealer. Thanks for the advice guys! Stay up!

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