Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
speedo & backfiring
Paid the state extortion to get Kay licensed today. She's on the road. Runs smooth as stone washed silk. Reminds me an awful lot of the R1100R named Acela which I briefly owned. Pulls with the same solid feel, ergos about identical; except that this Corbin is very comfy, whereas the Russell on the R1100R I just could never get set right on; always had me sliding forward. Of course, Acela pulled hard at much lower RPMs. But once you hit 4K, Kay takes off like a bullet train on a mission. OTOH, where Acela throbbed, Kay whishes.
Two minor things, possibly related, puzzle me:
1) Speedo is deader than disco. Now, surprisingly, the turn signals self cancel just fine. I have to think that it requires a combination of distance and time or speed and time to turn the signals off. If this is true, then the sensor feed must be working all the way up to some place the other side of self cancel.
2) She backfires on hard engine deceleration. I thought I read somewhere that the brain shuts down the injectors under engine braking. If that's so, then the brain must gauge that the throttle is closed yet we are under way, so shut down the injectors. If this is true, then the sensor feed must quit working before it gets to here.
So, if my guesses are worth a crap, then the disconnect comes somewhere between the "self cancel my signals" decision and the "shut down for engine braking" decision. Anyone know where that may be? Or are my assumptions full of it?
Other than that, I am putting new gaskets in the panniers, lubing the splines, and riding the hell out of her.
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