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Knocking sensor
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:59:28 PM »
Was wondering if anyone has ever been forced to change this sensor - knocking sensor.

If yes, how does the engine behaves with faulty knocking sensors ?

Thx for the enlightenment


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Re: Knocking sensor
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 05:09:25 AM »
Yes, on several occasions.

One of the issues I recall is that the bike jumped all over the place when idle and sometimes even stall.


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Re: Knocking sensor
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 11:16:49 PM »
Please forgive my ignorance...  I do not have a modern bike.
On older bikes there are several (safe/ basic mode maps)
If a sensor fails or give not plausible values the ECU switch to another map.
Its often very hard to notice the difference- except for a higher fuel consumption.
As a example: If the TPI fails- then the bike will work almost as usual up to 4- 5000rpm or so :-)
I would think the modern ECU`s was even better in that respect....  HOPE they are!

2000 F650-GS