Fingers crossed Rick. I’m hoping it’s just a fouled plug as the bike has been running rich (black smoke on startup, 80-100km per tank)
Hi Goofy .Well ****. Fried ECU by the looks of things.
Any idea what could cause this?
Thanks for that, I'll follow it up in the near future.We get the hard to find parts from Maniac Motors in Germany. While exchange rates and postage make that expensive, Alex and Nicole know their Benelli parts and give excellent service. Some bits can be found on eBay or Aliexpress. Oil filters are Ryco RMZ128, available from Sparesbox.com.au, if not in local auto stores. Maniac Motors site has the spares lists. Manuals and spares lists are also available from the Aussie Benelli Riders FB page if you join the group.
once the bikes back on the road and I’ve got some spare time, will doBenelli 1130 project
Where abouts in WA ?
As soon as Emperor McGowan releases us from this C-19 lockdown I'll head off to Pt Kennedy to pick up the Benelli and trailer it back to Australind.
Running out of work space at the moment so it will have to wait on the trailer until I can get the cb 750 cafe project out of the way and finish the YL2 museum exhibit.
Drop me a line.
The 2 pin is the solenoid for the airbox flaps, if they have been removed you can unbolt the solenoid and just leave it in pluggedWell, I just plugged the 2 ends of the smaller plug to it’s female equivalent, fired up the bike.... and it’s running like shit again!
Hi Goofy,Well, I just plugged the 2 ends of the smaller plug to it’s female equivalent, fired up the bike.... and it’s running like shit again!
I’ll have a closer look tonight, the other one looks like the ECU connection, might be a 3 pin though. Speedo is working fine at the moment.The 2 pin is the solenoid for the airbox flaps, if they have been removed you can unbolt the solenoid and just leave it in plugged
Is the other a 3 pin ? can not really see it clearly. If it is, it should be the speed sensor pick up from the back wheel.
neither should affect the bike running, but if it ran ok and then like shit , as you say , leave them off .
Unplugged it, bike still runs like shit. Engine light is on. I think it’s fried the new ECUHi Goofy,
The larger plug under the tank looks like the main diagnostic plug to me.
The other one could possibly be for the exhaust flap. If not for the airbox flaps.
Unplug it to see if the bike runs better.
My money is still on a bad stepper motor and map .
doesn’t connect I think the air box flap solenoid has shorted out the ECU. Pretty sure that’s what has fried both of them.If it still runs I would not be too worried. Have you got Tuneecu if so plug it in and see if it gives you any clues. As Rick says stepper motors are a pain because they can stick giving an incorrect mixture or poor idling. And mapping is an art to get right
I’ll have a closer look tonight, the other one looks like the ECU connection, might be a 3 pin though. Speedo is working fine at the moment.
many idea why the stepper motor being plugged in would fry the ECU?