Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??


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Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by curtm » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm



How many people have there Tilt sensor Bypass permanently ??, i recently purchased a 91 SE, keep thinking i would be in the middle of no where when the sensor malfunctions and i have to diagnose it on the side of the road.



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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by tigi » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:58 pm

It is on my trike, No problems at all.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:05 am

The 88 to 93 models had a Bank Angle Sensor recall so, check the VIN with your local dealer and if it hasn't had the recall done they will order the part and do the recall for free. The recall is a safety issue so, if the bike is still on the road it is still in effect. I just had mine replaced recently. There is no time limit for this recall. I wouldn't bypass this sensor because if it should go down I wouldn't want it to continue running. I have dropped it on a loose gravel parking lot and was glad it shut off until I picked it back up. The new sensor is really reliable.
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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:28 am

The BAS bypass on trikes is necessary, because when cornering, the ball inside will move outwards causing engine to stop, while on normal bikes the ball will stay centered, and move only when you drop the bike.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:17 am

curtm wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm
How many people have there Tilt sensor Bypass permanently ??, i recently purchased a 91 SE, keep thinking i would be in the middle of no where when the sensor malfunctions and i have to diagnose it on the side of the road.
I am wondering why you would be concerned about the BAS malfunctioning. Have you had issues with it before? Why not be worried about any of the other systems that may or may not malfunction while you are out riding? Such as the fuel pump or kill switch or a relay. They are just as prone to failure, or more so, than the BAS.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by curtm » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm

the reason i was wondering about a permanent bypass was, there seems a lot of discussion and posts about these switches, if they are so reliable why is there so much discussion

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 pm

curtm wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
the reason i was wondering about a permanent bypass was, there seems a lot of discussion and posts about these switches, if they are so reliable why is there so much discussion
Because early ones had a manufacturing/design defect, where the damping fluid inside them leaked out. This caused the pendulum switch inside to actuate over bumps and around turns, causing the bike to shut down. Because it was a safety issue, Honda issued a recall to replace them - but not everybody had the recall done. There are still some out there who don't know that they have the original, defective BAS on their bike, and occasionally they come here with a "my bike keeps shutting off by itself" post.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by jwebfournow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:39 pm

I have an 89 that I just picked up has not been on the road since 2003, I looked for the x stamp by the r side lower engine mount and see that here is no x mark there so I figured it has not been done, just haven't called the dealership with the vin numbers yet to verify for sure.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by curtm » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:03 pm

Would anyone know if dealer will still replace it it was never done ???, mine is a 91 and has never been done

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Charlie1Horse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:14 pm

If it is still on the road the recall is still active, because this is a safety issue. Have your local dealer check the VIN and if it has not been done they will order the part and fix it for no charge.
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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by curtm » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:30 am

Thanks, hope the dealer will play ball, they are not usually very co operative
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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:50 am

Might be a good idea to know where it is and know how to jump it to bypass it..so on the road failure won't be too much of an issue...
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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by curtm » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:05 am

Good idea, I have a little tool bag i keep in the bike, i could keep a a print in there in case
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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:50 am

Here is how to bypass the BAS for emergency use or for a test.

Bypass BAS
Bypass BAS


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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Blackngold » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:44 am

Had the BAS on my '98 , way past recall date, leave me stranded. Dodged road debris and engine shut down. Had no idea why. Found out about BAS here and bypassed it 3-4 years ago. Had no prob. since. OH! So called mechanic told me I needed a new fuel pump!

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:50 pm

Blackngold wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:44 am
Had the BAS on my '98 , way past recall date, leave me stranded. Dodged road debris and engine shut down. Had no idea why. Found out about BAS here and bypassed it 3-4 years ago. Had no prob. since. OH! So called mechanic told me I needed a new fuel pump!
Recall was for 88-93 models.

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Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

Post by Greenwinger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:37 pm

Out of the same fear of failure I tapped on to the two wires necessary for the bypass and left them behind my right side cover with bullet connectors on them so if it ever fails I just remove the side cover and plug the two wires in and the sensor is bypassed. I am planning bypasses for all the systems that might shut the bike down ( Kill switch, side stand switch ) Or as I understand these systems cut the current to the ignition coils, so I may just so a ECM bypass to the coils. I am also considering a hidden redundant starter button. At 21 years old the wiring might be getting a little less reliable. And at almost 60 my brain is certainly getting less reliable.

And I still don't know why people thinks I am paranoid?? :D



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