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22 Jul 2013 14:24 #18980

Thought I'd join here too whilst I'm waiting to have my account properly activated on the UK-Beat forum.

I bought a Beat for a bit of fun and to replace my MX3 V6, which whilst it has been a reliable beast and has lots of MOT remaining, is going to take more TLC in future than I've got time for (got about 10 motorcycles to work on).

I picked up the Beat friday evening and drove it home, which revealed that the minor throttle response problem I'd experienced on the test drive country lanes is actually a much bigger one in town. There's a missfire at light throttle and I'm having to adopt a 'burn and coast' technique akin to riding my 30bhp 125cc 2-stroke Gilera CX. It seems to be entirely pedal position related rather than load, so my thoughts at the moment are that it's the throttle angle sensor.

Hopefully It will be easily sorted.

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22 Jul 2013 15:30 #18982

Hi there and welcome. B)

I'm sure one of our Beat experts will be along shortly to offer their advice :)

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22 Jul 2013 15:32 #18983

Hi Paul, welcome to KKITP. ;)

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22 Jul 2013 16:56 #18984

welcome aboard paul
fraid i cant offer much help with the throttle problem, but if you let me know your username i'll log into the admin on the beat forum and approve your user account :D



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22 Jul 2013 21:33 #18996

Hi Paul and Welcome :)

I recently had a lot of sensor probs on my Beat, most of them went away when I pulled the plugs and cleaned up the connectors - the only one I had to replace was the Lambda sensor in the end but it was a bit of trial and error!

burn and coast sounds like a bit of a pain, I assume you've checked all the normal stufff like plugs, ht leads ect. Is the check engine light working - it should come on for about 10 seconds when you first turn on uhe ignition then go out?

hope you can get it sorted soon !!!

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23 Jul 2013 18:25 #19006

if you let me know your username i'll log into the admin on the beat forum and approve your user account

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I recently had a lot of sensor probs on my Beat, most of them went away when I pulled the plugs and cleaned up the connectors - the only one I had to replace was the Lambda sensor in the end but it was a bit of trial and error!

burn and coast sounds like a bit of a pain, I assume you've checked all the normal stufff like plugs, ht leads ect. Is the check engine light working - it should come on for about 10 seconds when you first turn on uhe ignition then go out?

I've only driven it a few times so far! Engine check light is working and not showing any error codes.

Got a track day (Morini Riders Club) coming up on Friday at Cadwell, so any real investigation will have to wait.

It starts and idles fine and pulls cleanly well past the redline. Fuel economy is going to exceed 100 miles on 15 quids worth of slightly expensive fuel. It's just a bit annoying to drive in traffic. It will get sorted, even if it has to be Megasquirted.

Thanks all for the welcome.

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23 Jul 2013 19:43 #19008

It starts and idles fine and pulls cleanly well past the redline. Fuel economy is going to exceed 100 miles on 15 quids worth of slightly expensive fuel. It's just a bit annoying to drive in traffic. It will get sorted, even if it has to be Megasquirted.

A standard, unmodified, Beat will run fine on standard(95) pump fuel - it's a very well designed Honda engine, until you start playing with it, then they do turn a bit fragile.

In my opinion (although I'm sure a few people will disagree) the red line on a Beat is a target not a warning (the warning is the rev limiter cutting in!)

So a Morini 350/500 owner, I love Italian V-Twins :)

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23 Jul 2013 19:59 #19009

fxdlidon wrote:

A standard, unmodified, Beat will run fine on standard(95) pump fuel - it's a very well designed Honda engine, until you start playing with it, then they do turn a bit fragile.

It was expensive 95 Octane! With the gauge on empty I wasn't taking a risk.
So a Morini 350/500 owner, I love Italian V-Twins :)

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23 Jul 2013 20:06 #19010

Only remember lusting after the 350/500, back when my balance was ok and I could still drive bikes :)

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23 Jul 2013 21:53 #19016

Just been outside resetting the ignition timing (with the service link in!). It took quite a while as I kept getting interrupted by phone calls from a self confessed mechanical incompetent who's Morini I just recommissioned. His rear brake was sticking and I had to talk him through rear wheel removal and diagnosis and cure of a partially seized operating cam. The timing was out, but correcting it has not cured the problem. It will miss-fire with no load as I gradually open the throttle and you can see the timing jitter as it does so. Whether this is because the rpm is varying, or because the ignition itself is the cause, I'm not sure. I've been through a few of the connectors, which all appeared nice and clean.

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