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Hi all,

I'm the new owner of a Thruxton R, which I need help with, please, as it's broken down. :frown2:

I bought the bike very recently from a UK dealer and within a week it's died. Here's the story:

I've ridden the bike only 4 times. First, about 70 miles form the dealer to home, then a short-ish ride out, and then on a day-trip (about 40- 50 miles each way, only) and on the way back it broke down.

After about 30 miles (slow, in traffic for about 4 miles, and then on the motorway), the bike ran rough for a few miles, and then stalled, and it wouldn't re-start. Eventually, I had it recovered to my home. Now, the fuel pump primes, and the engine turns over strongly but there's no sign of anything else. Engine management light is on, but goes out when the starter is pressed and the engine turns over. I haven't checked for spark yet...

The recovery man said that he reckons it's the ECU, but the selling dealer says that they've never experienced this, so they doubt is strongly. They're a long way away, so it's not really feasible to take the bike to them directly. They bought for me a warranty insurance, but as it's summer, it's almost impossible to get an appointment with a local workshop.

So - I thought I'd look into seeing whether I could download any fault codes to give me some clues. I found out about TuneECU, but on their web site they say that it's not compatible with the 'R'. Does anybody know, please, whether it's feasible to use TuneECU just to download the fault codes? It does seem unlikely to me that just reading fault codes should cause issues, but I don't want to make an already bad situation worse...

Or is there an alternative to TuneECU that would be safe for this?

Thanks, in anticipation.

Nick
 

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first. toggle the (I) button , fault codes will be one of the choices. then, its almost impossible to diagnose problems over the IN. its a new bike, get it trucked to dealer. :frown2:
 
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