7th Gen check engine light

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  1. Qilong Hong

    Qilong Hong New Member

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    Newb here, had my 2010 VFR for almost a year now but hadn't had as many chances to go on rides other than commuting or local errands runs as I wanted so issue didn't pop up until recently.

    When I do get the chance to stretch the old Veefer's legs out, I've noticed a peculiar issue with the check engine light. Was curious if anyone had similar issue. Would prefer not to have to take it to the stealership to have it checked on.

    When you start the bike and run around town, no engine light. However, after the engine has warmed up (maybe about 30 - 45 minutes of riding at a moderate pace), when you give her the beans and run it in the mid range or higher on the tach, the check engine light comes on. The bike doesn't feel or sound any different with the light on. If I stop, turn the engine off and turn it back on the light goes away. As long as I stay below ~4-5k rpm the light doesn't come back on. However, the second you open her up the light comes back on.
     
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    Have you chocked for errors with the light codes?
     
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    The light doesn't flash when it comes on. When the check engine light comes on, it stays on. And when I turn the engine off the light goes away.
     
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    In service manual (or Google ;) ) find "blink codes". You will find the instructions how to get them.
     
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    What you most likely have is an active code when the light comes on, some CEL's reset with an ignition cycle, but sometimes there are stored codes (not active) that can be investigated and cleared. I don't have a 7th Gen to know the system, but you should go through the exercise of looking for codes and clear them.
     
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    I would suggest fixing the issues instead of just clearing the codes.
    What it takes is 5 minute read and a piece of wire. Nothing complicated.
     
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    Absolutely fix issues! You shouldn't be able to clear codes if there is an active fault.
     
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