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post #1 of 2 Old 10-25-2016, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rocks & Butterfly Valves

Last time I rode my 2014 V2, my FI light came on and stayed on. I looked at the exhaust butterfly valve but didn't see anything. Took it to the dealer and they found a piece of pea gravel, with some tar attached, lodged in the valve mechanism just forward of the muffler. It only cost me $37 but I could have saved that and a trip to the dealer (and having to wait a week for an appointment) if I had known what I was looking for. The way that mechanism is built, it is a perfect place to catch a small rock.

Just a heads up for anyone that gets the FI light business. Check for rocks in the exhaust butterfly valve mechanism. Only do a better job of looking than I did...
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-25-2016, 07:51 PM
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Thank's for the tip !

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