Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
There is a quick way to test the TPS. Search for "putting Vee in dealer (diagnostic) mode". You can ride the bike in this mode and monitor the TPS signal. You are looking for a -C00 reading at idle. If the - is high or low the TPS is out of adjustment or fried.
Since all you risk is nothing, I readjusted my TPS. Everybody posted that once the TPS goes out of range it's toast. Since mine has been trouble free now for 20,000 miles since readjusting, I do not agree.
The adjustment requires some cussing as the TPS will only need a very small rotation to bring it back into spec. Mine is set to raise the - at about 2,000 rpm. Nothing will need to come off the bike. Go in from the left side of the frame below the tank horizontally with a mini ratchet and the proper security torx bit (harbor frieght), slightly loosen the switch, rotate a frog hair, and check reading at dash.
Once you think you have it, leave bike in diagnostic mode and ride it for a while. If it stays in adjustment...send me $70.00, if it doesn't, send the money to your parts guy.
2007 Blue SuperVee 1000
2013 Grey Super Te'ne're' 1200
2002 White HD Road King Police (divorced)
2000 Red Honda XR 400r
2003 Green Honda Rincon 650 ATV
If it is not broken, it can still be fixed
Last edited by Scott E. Bonds; 12-10-2012 at 10:11 AM.