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I have a 08 FI 883. Every time I get on it, it craps out on the top end. I don't have a tach so I don't know what is the RPM is that it craps out. Is there a way to check the chip?
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you can retrieve diagnostic codes as follows:

Speedometer Self Diagnostics: The speedometer is capable of displaying and clearing speedometer, tachometer, TSM/TSSM and ICM/ECM Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC).

1- Turn Ignition switch to OFF & Run/Stop switch is to Run.

2- Push odometer reset button in & hold.

3- Turn ignition switch to Ignition and release odometer reset button. Background lighting should illuminate, speedometer needle should sweep its full range and indicator lamps (battery, security, low fuel, check engine and cruise) should illuminate. The word “diag” should then appear.

4 - Push the odometer reset button once and you will see the selection menu "PSSPt" with the first P flashing.

5 - Each letter represents an area of the diagnostics module. The module that is flashing is the one you are going to check. To move from one letter (module) to the next, you push the odometer reset button one time. (from P to S to SP to t and back to P, etc.)
P = ECM/ICM (Electronic Control Module [EFI] / Ignition Control Module [Carbureted])
S = TSM/TSSM (Turn Signal/ Turn Signal Security Module)
SP = speedometer
T = tachometer

6 - To get the DTC within an area of diagnostics, push and hold the odometer reset button in for 5 seconds and release. If there are any DTC’s the code will be displayed or the word “none” will appear if there are no DTC’s. Push the odometer reset button again to view additional codes if they exist.

7 - Record the codes.

8 - If DTC’s are not to be cleared, Press and release the odometer reset button. Part number of module will be displayed.
NOTE: To determine if a code is current or historic, clear the displayed code by pushing in and holding the odometer reset button ( longer than 5 seconds) until 'clear' comes up. Release the odometer reset button. Turn OFF the ignition switch. Run your bike and shut it down then recheck the DTC’s again by repeating steps 1 to 9. If the code is current it will reappear.

9 – Press and release the odometer reset button to continue to the next module.

10 – Turn Ignition switch to OFF.

On models not equipped with a tachometer "No Rsp" will appear when the tachometer identifier is selected.

"No Rsp" will also appear if the run/off switch is in the off position when doing this procedure.

let me know what you find.

Steve

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks! I can't get back to you until tomorrow. How do I get back to you with going through all this bullshit?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 2 years ago

respond to email this response was delivered in.

tomorrow then.

Steve

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I should just respond to this tomorrow?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 2 years ago

yes.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just tried to see if I could Get back to you, But it is not in my e-mail. Now what?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 2 years ago

it has always worked for all my other customers.

I have never asked a question on here, so I have no idea.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They must leave there computers on 24/7. I don't! I guess I will tonight.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 2 years ago

let me know what you find.

Steve

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Tomorrow brother!
Motorcycle Mechanic: Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 2 years ago

please do not respond until you have the codes.

Steve

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