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by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: TomTom Rider 2 fault!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: TomTom Rider 2 fault!

Hi Eddie,

That looks like a good result and at a fair price too!

Hopefully that is your problem now resolved and the contact given may help others with similar problems.

All the best,
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Anyone heard from Ced?
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Anyone heard from Ced?

I'm still here and look in now and again!

Been busy over the last few months and haven't had the chance to even service the bike as planned for December.

Been in touch with Rae [Raesewell], Bill [Bill Smithson] and John [Windmill John] re their concerns.

All the best guys! :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electrical frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Electrical frustration

Hi Simon, A couple of questions first: 1. Are you using the R80 wiring loom? 2. Has the wiring loom been modified? In order to fault the problem you should use a Test Lamp fitted with a 12v bulb of around 12 to 21W. Unlike a Voltmeter, this will draw substantial current when testing and any high res...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: TomTom Rider 2 fault!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: TomTom Rider 2 fault!

Hi Eddie, If I read you correctly then all three TomTom Rider 2 mounts you are using are the same part? If this is not correct, then there is something different with the car windscreen mount which seems to allow a better TomTom/Mount power connection. As far as pressing together the pins and contac...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: TomTom Rider 2 fault!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: TomTom Rider 2 fault!

by raesewell » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm The Tomtom V2 is quite old now, on the other hand the Rider 550 is shiny and new :razz: The TomTom V2 is from the stone age - I don't think it even shows the M6! :lol: I think the TomTom Rider 2 is a different animal. I still have my TomTom V3 but at £50 for ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: TomTom Rider 2 fault!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: TomTom Rider 2 fault!

Hi Eddie, comments below in blue font: I have a Tomtom Rider 2 which I use all the time on my R100S. However, I have a problem with it! I have it set so that it goes into a timed shutdown when power is lost or the ignition is switched off. It is hard wired onto the pilot light. It seems to be ok fo...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: The shame, the shame, I just broke down...
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: The shame, the shame, I just broke down...

That is what I did when mine failed (ordered a complete new one). Keep the old unit and strip the sleeving off to expose the whole of the wiring for examination. Any crumbling insulation will be obvious. You then have the option of replacing the wiring at your leisure to keep the unit as a spare. El...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: The shame, the shame, I just broke down...
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: The shame, the shame, I just broke down...

The R1100 series HES wiring is subject to failure after 50.000 miles and the complete HES unit or just its wiring should be replaced at that mileage before failure occurs even if the HES appears to be working OK. Here is where the HES wiring fails due to crumbling PVC insulation: Click to Enlarge/Sa...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So much for electric safety :)
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: So much for electric safety :)

That is a Lithium battery fire and why I won't fit a Lithium battery on my bike. It is quite frightening when it gets to the exploding stage and appears difficult to put out the fire with normal extinguishers. The problem appears to have been caused by using an inapproprate Battery Management System...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Dave/Peter, For info: The following Subaru car diagnostic video explains how a spark is generated from the HT coil (primary), Igniter and ECU (Motronic). NOTES: 1. Two coil primaries are shown - only one coil primary is used on your R1150R HT coil which has twin HT outputs (one at each end of the Se...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Dave, Further to my previous post, I was searching for an archived post by 'roger 04 rt' on the BMWSportTouring forum where, a few years back, he described using a GS-911 to acquire Real Time Data from his R1150RT which he displayed in graphic form on his PC. During my search, I came across the foll...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Dave/Mjolinor, Dave has previously purchased a MotosScan Diagnostic Tester and, with his electrical friend Peter coming round to help, I think it would be a good idea to use this tool to its maximum in terms of reading actual Fault Codes which may be present and Real Time Data on the HES sensors. No...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

12. ECU Throttle Position Sensor voltage when Throttle Closed - tested OK. I think that this should be tested more. Voltages from "pin 9 to ground (P2)" plus "pin 5 to ground (P1)" should always be the same as the voltage on pin 3 to ground (DKP+). It needs testing at various throttle positions. If...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Things I am unclear on: This 5 volt is pin 22 on the ECU? No - ECU pin 22 (31EL) appears to be the earth return for the/one of +5v power supply/supplies inside the ECU. A +5v supply is fed to the Air Temp Sensor (ATS) from ECU pin 6 (GL) and this supply appears to have a 3 KOhm or so resistance in ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1506

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

The thought occurred to me that the 'off' may not have been just due to 'greasy' roads or leaves but to the low 5C temperatures we have been getting recently.

When the tyres get cold they do not grip the tarmac as well - especially if the tyres are not new.
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

What is an "F.I. valve"? Lambda heater circuit should be maybe 1 amp ish so protection for that would be perhaps 2 amp as would the fuel pump relay. Throttle position sensor is a dual device designed to increase on one wire while it decreases on another wire. That could be tested with a meter easil...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Killala, Mayo, Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Killala, Mayo, Ireland

Hi Pat,

Thanks for posting your painting - it would make a great Christmas Card for those who have enjoyed the Club events at Killala! :smile:

All the best to Frances, yourself and family over the coming festivities! :cheers:
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Hi Dave & Mjolinor, I agree with Mjolinor - further investigation is required. Quick Summary: 1. New Starter Motor fitted - engine would not fire up - no spark. 2. Ignition coil/plug cap/+12v supply/spark tests - OK. 3. New PATTERN HES fitted - still not sparking via ECU. 4. Pattern HES tests - OK. ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1506

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Hi Keith,

Glad you are reasonably OK - an ongoing hazard on the bike at this time of year. :sad:

Incidentally, most car bumpers/bodywork seem to be plastic nowadays and when dented it 'recovers' its original form when gently heated with a hairdryer or sometimes just a warm sun.
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern Diagnostic Testing
Replies: 25
Views: 1690

Re: Modern Diagnostic Testing

Hi Grant!

Thanks for posting the info on the Duonix Bike-Scan 100 Pro tool and the Foxwell OS100 4-Channel USB high-speed Automotive Oscilloscope FXOS100 - much appreciated. :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

That's great guys, here's the ECU pinout:

Click to Enlarge/Save As
MA2.4 Motronic ECU R1150R Single Spark.jpg
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Refurbishing valve covers
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Refurbishing valve covers

You might try using Rub 'n' Buff colour 'Silver Leaf' after cleaning up your Valve Covers to see if the finish suits you. Apply sparingly with a toothbrush and buff to required shine. Works well on alloy such as wheels, fork sliders, engine/gearbox casings, swing arms and final drives and lasts well...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern Diagnostic Testing
Replies: 25
Views: 1690

Re: Modern Diagnostic Testing

If NO voltage is read, then the ECU HES Input circuit is a 'Pull-Up' design. NOT TRUE!!! :pale: Or should I say, only true if the ECU trigger input is referenced to 0 volts. It could be referenced to line voltage (unlikely) or to an internally generated voltage somewhere between line and 0volts... ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

Dave, If you can't confirm the ECU Connector pin numbers below, can you post a photo of the existing ECU Connector mated with the ECU but with the connector top cover removed so that the main loom wire colours can be seen along with the ECU Connector Clip 'A' orientation? Click to Enlarge/Save As MA...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 196
Views: 8868

Re: loss of spark

That sounds promising!

Is the fuse in the Ignition circuit?

The HT Coil is suspect, so Dave MUST fit a NEW HT Coil before powering up the ECU!

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