Main Motorcycle: T-bird 2010 BluABS
Join Date: Sep 2008
Can T-Bird be tuned without computer link?
I've got a 2010 T-Bird (blue) I bought new a little after I turned 60 in fall of 2009, now has 16,250 miles. When I took it to the dealer (Frederick, MD) a few years ago, to finish up the 12,000 miles service, they couldn't synch up the computer to my ECU. The dealer swapped out my ECU for one from a new bird in their showroom, but nothing changed. They thought it might be a problem with the wiring harness, but they didn't really know how to approach that.
A few years before, parked overnight on a city street far from home, someone tried to steal my gas by cutting the main hose to the tank (we both learned that gas doesn't come out without the fuel pump on). I had a dealer (Annapolis) replace the main fuel hose fixture and few other minor hoses that got cut. Now I wonder if there might have been collateral damage to the wiring harness. I've pulled the tank and eye-balled the wires, but saw nothing amiss.
The bike runs strong, never stalls, and always starts on the first or second try; it's spent no more than a dozen nights outside in its life. But it's getting to be a little big for me, so I've found a buyer on Craigslist, just banked the check, and I mentioned this issue briefly in the CL ad, but I want to know if the throttle bodies can be balanced manually? Can I sell this bike in good conscience ($5400) without making a big deal (read, big discount) of this problem. Is this a deal-breaker or not a big deal? Thank you for any advice, insights, recommendations, etc. Best regards, -j.