Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Two issues...where to start?
So I'm having two issues on my XR that just started popping up yesterday. Curious if anyone may know of a common problem related to either. I can pull apart and put back together most anything, but I lack a bit in the diagnostics end of things. 2011 XR, 11K.
First off is a minor "starting" issue. It'll still start, but is acting a bit odd...and I don't fully recall if she'd done this before or not. In the Spring of 2012 I replaced the ignition system with a Digital Guard Dawg RFID. Never had any issues. And I don't know that this will be related. Anyhow, I'll flip the switch to turn the bike on, finish gearing up and then I hit the starter. Sometimes I get a turn or a few...but then it just dies..all the lights, etc. I hit it again and it fires up just fine. Perhaps the battery? Or perhaps nothing at all.
The other issue is a little more concerning. I live in MN and we just hit our first 80+ degree day in eight months...so heat is seldom an issue. But after some longer riding yesterday, I pulled off and let her run for a minute or two while I looked up directions. In that time, the check engine light came on. She's running fine and I'm a mile away so I head over. Light goes away as I get speed, so I'm guessing heat warning. Happens again today. I've ridden in much warmer temps and waited for much longer periods without it coming on so quickly. The oil is about 1200 miles old and the level is good. Just seems that it is heat related but it comes on very quickly. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance for any help!
PS: Only engine mod is Witchdoctor moddified slip ons (not gutted). Have had them since about new. Never any issues. And there's nothing obstructing air flow.
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Last edited by ALStensby; 05-25-2014 at 08:15 PM.