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post #1 of 10 Old 08-14-2018, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Vee2 exhaust valve issue

I saw on advrider where a guy with a Vee2 had his FI light come on and he took it to the shop and they found a rock in the mechanism for the exhaust valve. It was an easy fix.
SW Motech makes a guard for this, a bit spendy. At least if your FI light comes on check for rocks!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-14-2018, 07:48 PM
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where and how do we check for a rock?
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Directly between the vertical pushrod for the rear brake and the visible portion of the exhaust pipe feeding the muffler. There are 2 cables with silver ferrules going to a small steel pulley behind a black pulley shield held on with 2 acorn nuts. Remove shield and inspect.
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I saw on advrider where a guy with a Vee2 had his FI light come on and he took it to the shop and they found a rock in the mechanism for the exhaust valve. It was an easy fix.
SW Motech makes a guard for this, a bit spendy. At least if your FI light comes on check for rocks!!
I had that exact thing happen to my 2014 V2. Road rocks can get flipped up and drop right into the valve mechanism. You can pop them out with a small flat blade screw driver or grab the rock with some small needle nose pliers and pull it out. Not a big deal, just something you wouldn't expect.
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Good to know... Hasn't happened to me yet, but last trip out on the dirt was drenched in light road gravel. Will add this to my things to look out for.

Was there a performance issue or just the FI light?

Also reminds me that I need to install my fender raising kit. Anyone have subsequent issues with rocks getting at the radiator? The theory behind raising the fender is to keep the little rocks from grinding through between the tire and fender, but I wonder about unintended consequences of the raised fender allowing rocks a better chance of hitting the radiator.
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Donít remember if he had a performance issue or not. His thread is on advrider, epic road trips, ďAtlanta, GA to Alaska 2018Ē. Interesting thread as well.
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I rode my bike about 10 miles to the dealer to have them figure it out. I didn't notice any performance issues but the valve changes the back pressure so it is going to affect the way the engine is designed to run. I assume mine was stuck in the open position. If it had been stuck in the closed position, it may have been a different story.
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Is this the same valve that some folks disable in the open position whenever they install a new exhaust?
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If you are riding a lot of dirt, I highly recommend installing a radiator guard. I am on a 650 and last service my mechanic commented on my radiator fins. About 20% were pretty dinged and bent up.

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Is this the same valve that some folks disable in the open position whenever they install a new exhaust?
Or completely remove the thing like I did...

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