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post #131 of 136 Old 06-14-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Two days later, maybe 30 cycles of the ignition switch, cannot repeat it.

One thing to note, however, is that the temperature is significantly cooler today than it has been for a couple of weeks and the surging phenomenon is drastically reduced. So, the surging seems to be temperature related.

I expect once it hots up this afternoon, the surging will once again become more pronounced. It's most noticeable between 3000-4000 rpm.

Going to do another TBS this weekend since it was set with the old TPS which is now replaced. I expect that will make some difference. I will report back with results.

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Man, I just had the airbox off Friday. It would have been so easy to see. I'll try to get a look for you tomorrow.

Today's project was the windshield. After 13 years it was pretty yellowed and beaten up. A couple weeks back, I crossed the border to ride up Mt. Baker; the border guard's first comment was, "I bet you can buff that right out." That's how bad it was.

Anyhow, for kicks, I put a buffing pad on a drill and used some glass polishing compound.

Here are before and after pics.

I also gave it its seasonal bath.

Im curious, what polish did you use? And was it really plastic polish, or did you use actual glass polish? I thought the only thing that could really polish glass (get scratches out) was cerium oxide, though I could be wrong on that. Just wondering...
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It was 3M glass polish, not plastic.

Just what I had access to, kind of on a whim.

It had some interesting ingredients, for sure.

I think I need to finish it with some plastic polish because it is swirly in the sun. I'll probably give it another going over as well since I did it pretty quick, just to see if the windshield had any hope.

I don't think I mentioned, I did the headlights too.

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I wouldn't be surprised either, after reading that thread. No codes yet today.
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Get the code out of it before you worry what it is.

Would not be surprised to see a C42!
Well, no code for two months....

Until today!

I've been on a multi-day two-up road trip with my wife and, after a hike at Smuggler Cove this morning, I went to fire it up and no fuel pump prime and the dash showed the expected C-42.

So, that's that.

Still has the uneven throttle/surge issue though. Some days it is more prevalent than others.

And, on the odd occasion, the pump will prime for twice its normal duration. Dunno if that's related to the ignition switch or not.

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Update on C-42 code. It's done it a few more times since. Always goes away when the key is turned off and back on again.

Also, regarding the surging, I have ruled out the fuel pump I think. While the bike is down with charging issues (there's a separate thread on that saga), I performed a fuel flow test. Three repetitions of the prime cycle produces over 300 ml of fuel, which seems to be the benchmark according to an old post by John of Char.

Had the pump not been up to snuff, I think I would have thrown in the towel and called it a day.

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I dealt with the C42 code the whole time I owned my 2003 DL 1000. Always started....after some intervention.

BTW, cycling the kill switch works the same way as turning the ignition key on/off and is easier/quicker to do.

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