Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by jfwaller » Tue May 16, 2017 8:41 am

Went for a ride around west Marin today, had the MTC fault out again. The check engine light stayed on—again—although I was able to reset the MTC and return home without a repeat. This suggests to me that the exhaust valve is once again the culprit. I've armed myself with your observations on previous posts here, and will return to the dealer to see what they can do. Last time (last week) they plugged into the ECU to identify and then reset the error code, which they identified as coming from the exhaust valve. I've watched the exhaust valve to verify that it is moving when the ignition is switched on. Problem is, the fault has always occurred during a ride, out of nowhere, never on initial startup.

I've had this bike just over a week, and wasn't planning a link pipe install, or exhaust valve removal, right away. I'm wondering if the kind of bypass that DaveNZ describes can be done with the stock exhaust and cat intact. Any ideas?

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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by DaveNZ » Tue May 16, 2017 10:07 am

JF, i got a link pipe from Remus, and it came with a cam that replaces the valve cables, and the valve cable cam, at a later date you could get the Remus link pipe and a muffler to suit, but for now and under warrantee, get the bike shop to sort it, it could be a sticking exhaust valve, or the electric mechanism that turns the cam opening and closing the valve. Let them sort it, the do your add ons when you need them. my 2cents anyway.
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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by jfwaller » Tue May 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Thanks, Dave. I'll take it in this afternoon or tomorrow and see what they can do. I've copied the relevant parts of these posts on my phone, maybe they'll provide the service guys with some guidance.

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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by AllanP » Wed May 17, 2017 3:51 am

jfwaller wrote:Thanks, Dave. I'll take it in this afternoon or tomorrow and see what they can do. I've copied the relevant parts of these posts on my phone, maybe they'll provide the service guys with some guidance.
I hope they get it sorted out for you.

Be careful riding the bike until you get the MTC problem fixed because when the MTC fails the bike is designed to go into what my dealer calls "limp mode" and only allow limited power to the back wheel. This by itself would not be a disaster but my bike had an intermittent MTC failure and before it failed completely and would cut ALL power momentarily before going into limp mode each time it happened. If this occurred right on the apex of a corner it could significantly throw you off line which might not be good.

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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by steved57 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:40 pm

Okay just did a 1,400 mile ride so now have 2,200 miles on her and so far no issues whatsoever !! :P
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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri May 26, 2017 8:46 am

Not had any problem (only 6,000kms :roll: ) but, was wondering......on the Caponord1200 forum everyone was talking about a Healtech exhaust valve elimunator plug-in device. Not seen any mention in this forum. If such a device was made for the 1290, might remove a potential weak spot.

My exhaust valve motor controller eventually failed on that Capo1200 and was replaced under warranty at 30,000kms, but the thing was still easily ride-able with the exhaust valve stuck fully open...... sounded great too (not too loud - just more menacing). I wonder if the 1290 would work as well with the electronics tricked into thinking the exhaust valve was still working, after being disconnected?
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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by DaveNZ » Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 pm

Thats what many of us are waiting for Dave, an electronic plug in solution, so the entire valve- cables an motor can be removed. my valve and cables have gone, but the motor (actuator i think its called) is still operational, but it has a sneaky little cam inside that fools the ECU into thinking the valve is still there and working as it should. A valve in an exhaust after time must get stiffer and eventually fail, putting strain on the actuator motor. I'm hoping with my sneaky cam, and no valve, the actuator motor gets an easy life, and lasts much longer. long enough for an electronic dongle to come out to replace the whole stupid system.
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Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Post by J biker » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Just hit 3000miles this weekend, problem free happy miles;)

Unlike my mates new Multistrada....had to cancel meeting up with us, big pool of oil next to his bike that should have been inside the fork leg!

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