I decided to adjust/tighten my MCCT today. No, it wasn't making any noise- I was tinkering.
Then, reading up on the TPS position, and 'dealer mode' ; I decided to put my bike in 'Dealer Mode' for the first time since I've had it.
No it had no FI light.
No, it wasn't running funny- runs like a raped monkey!
So, I read a few posts and the consensus was to adjust/check the TPS position WHILE the bike is running and warmed up. OK, no problem- did that.
When it was not running and on- the - line was not in the middle.
Started the bike went to the middle when I revved it to 4K, the jumped upper or lower (don't remember), then also in the middle.
Got out my star driver, and adjusted it some. When I put it in the middle when not running, it jumps off of it when I start it and stays there, not in the middle.
So I adjusted it when it's in the middle when idling, stays then when revved.
Turned it off and key on several times, not in middle. Started it, in the middle and stays there.
You can see my trip meter, when I turn a 29 mile trip TO work, into a 62 mile twisty trip home!
**Edit- OH yeah, I almost forgot.
When starting the little projects yesterday of course you start the breakdown by taking out those special bolts with the collar on them that hold one of the side plastics on from the gas tank, to get the seat off.
It seems, I tightened them so much the last time I was in there that one of them stripped out. I think it was a 4mm hex. I tried everything, 12 different hexes similar size. Metric, American- nothing worked.
You know this bolt- the head of it is recessed into the plastic and holds the seat on.
So you can't get to it and grab it with vice grips or pliers, etc. I tried to hammer a goove in one side and then put the flat screwdriver on it and chisel it loose, etc.- Naada happening.
Then, I remebered this 'easy out' I saw in one of my tool boxes recently- and I found it! I think I've actually used this once in the last 30 years! It was rusty, but I said, why not?
So I drilled the bolt out some, and was able to tap the 'easy out' in to the hole.
The grooving on the easy out is such that it bites or grabs when you turn it counterclockwise, so it bites into the drilled bolt as you are trying to get it out.
If I hadn't got that out, none of yesterdays projects would have taken place.
Now to order a new one!
** Edit #2- shocker- they had those specialty bolts in stock! Only $ 3.49! Picking it up when I get the clutch mod fix parts.