I would check both Ecu,s first , if only to find the damage to the second one is the same as your original.Quick update, the bike is back at Corse, so Ant can work his magic. Which is a little odd for me, as I’m used to working on my bikes myself. I figure this one needs to be sorted out by one of the best in the business though.
We’re currently investigating the possibility of getting one, or both of the ECU’s repaired. If not, I have a couple of options for a replacement, so we’ll see what pricing comes back.
While she’s in the shop, I’m going to ask Ant to check out the stepper motor and reset the TPS in the hope that it fixes the severe overfuelling, and upgrade the battery leads to the starter motor. And remove the exhaust valve solenoid as I’m fairly certain that it’s that stupid piece of shit that’s causing things to go pop.
Any other ideas on what to look for?
No specialist shops anymore in WA mate, there are rumours of an Ex-Benelli tech residing in the eastern suburbs who only takes on specialist work, but I have been unable to locate this mystical being.Goofy et al,
Where in WA is a specialist (Benelli) engine rebuild shop ?
Since getting some time to take a look at this 2006 1130 Sport I fear that something "bad" has happened to the engine. It doesn't feel like a seizure, possibly something as jammed in the engine or ancilliary equipment. Before trying to start the engine I turned it over by hand...tried to that is. It turned reluctantly about quarter of a turn then stopped with an audible clunk. I cannot turn it anti clock since the bolt unwinds. I cannot turn the engine in 6 th gear because the clutch slips (plenty of free play and pressure at the clutch lever and throw out pivot on left side. You can see the pack move through the oil filler). I was wondering if something like the alternator drive has failed and jammed.?
Anyone got any suggestions before I either start work on it or scrap it ?
I am totally unfamiliar with these particular machines
Thanks ( and Rick too ). What you outline is usual procedure for me as well. I usually analyse oil and cut open and wash out filters then "pan for gold". In this case, unfortunately, it looks like the oil has been recently changed, haven't taken off the filter yet. I've changed rings and big end bearings in many DOHC bikes with the engine in. I bought this bike knowing that there would be time and work to get it back to a standard I am happy with. What I had not budgeted for was a major engine rebuild. I am trying to find out what other possibilities could cause the lock up problem so I can look at all the options.Hi,
Sorry to hear your woe,s
I would start by stripping the bike to have a look.
Tank off, plugs out , inspect what they are like, drain the oil, look at the sump plug for shrapnel , take off the clutch cover and check in there for obvious signs of chewed metal, take the sump off and look in there for sludge and shiny bits.
If nothing obviously a miss, its top end off cam chain off ,cams out, head off.Then you can see what is going on and spin the engine.
It is all possible with a bit of mechanical knowledge and common sense. You can do all this with the engine in the bike.
Trust me, it is possible , even barrels off, con rods out and pistons changed.
Beware the pistons are matched to the barrel sets, so you need the same pistons as marked on the barrels (
a b or c).
Have fun , its only when you have a hole in the engine , its a scrapper.
Not a problem !.Thanks for the offer, on behalf of y'all to assist, it looks like I may need some of that assist if the rebuild goes ahead as the recommended and only European bike specialist in Western Australia "Corse Motorcycles" has just replied to my enquiry saying that they are not interested in rebuilding a Benelli engine 1130 "at this time".Goofy has his Tornado with Corse ATM ( I understand ? ) If the engine needs reboring, crank grind, that will be prohibitively expensive and would be better to buy a used engine from overseas.Sorry wasn’t implying you were panicking. Just that most things can be sorted. You can take clutch cover off without draining oil by leaning the bike over. but The fact the clutch is slipping I would start that end. Anything you need to know just ask there are some great guys n gals on here.
HI,Not a problem !.Thanks for the offer, on behalf of y'all to assist, it looks like I may need some of that assist if the rebuild goes ahead as the recommended and only European bike specialist in Western Australia "Corse Motorcycles" has just replied to my enquiry saying that they are not interested in rebuilding a Benelli engine 1130 "at this time".Goofy has his Tornado with Corse ATM ( I understand ? ) If the engine needs reboring, crank grind, that will be prohibitively expensive and would be better to buy a used engine from overseas.
Anyway, thanks mucho to all, see how we go.