1985 Aspencade SeI


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nightair
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Motorcycle: 1985 Aspencade Special Edition

1985 Aspencade SeI

Postby nightair » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:42 am



We received the new ECU and installed it, the motor runs smoothly. I bought the bike running poorly and dumping fuel at all ranges, we used the FI supplement and went through the troubleshooting along with a lot of help from virgilmobile, we ended up diagnosing the ECM as having only 3.5 volts output signal and fear that the previous owner had spiked the electrical system by using a battery charger on "Boost" without the battery installed during the winter.
The mechanic disconnected the ECM and opened the casing for signs of corrosion, overheating, or bad solder joints and poked around. After a period of two days we re connected the ECM and the bike fired up and purred like a kitten.
I will keep the new ECM $400 installed and put the old one in my saddle bag.

Thank you to everyone in this forum for their help



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Re: 1985 Aspencade SeI

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm

I'm happy to hear it's good now.
We learn something new every day,sometimes more than we intended to.
Can we ask you when we have have problems with our ECU modules now? :D
Your probably well versed in how it works. :ugeek:
Good job.

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Re: 1985 Aspencade SeI

Postby nightair » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:19 pm

I hope to at least give people a different outlook at the problem. We all tend to say "No Way It Can't Be That' , but seeing outside the box now allows us to re think the problem.

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Re: 1985 Aspencade SeI

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks and keep on touch.You know,pictures And adventure stories.
There's another fellow having problems with his system too,so 'here we go again' :D

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Re: 1985 Aspencade SeI

Postby nightair » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:24 pm

What is the problem he is having? The simplest way is to have him measure that 5 volt output, if it isn't what it's supposed to be then I would assume the ECM is screwy. Unplug the ECM for a couple of days and disconnect the battery, remove the ECM cover and use something non metallic to probe the circuit board gently, re install it and connect the battery. See if it fires up and check the 5 volt reference signal. If the signal is ok then away we go with the manifold sensor, tubes etc.

I will help as best I can
Keith




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