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99savage
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Getting a check engine light
Anybody aware of anyplace/anybody in the Elmira - Corning - Binghamton area able to read the code?
Performance HD in Syracuse is the nearest place that I am aware of. Against the possibility that the problem is serious hesitate to ride 110 miles

Thank you
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Teeps
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/327 77/146574.html
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Cecil1
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pm sent.
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99savage
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks all
Got a "Code 21" - Interactive Muffler Control
Safe to ride with a gimpy Interactive Muffler Control?
What is the fix for a gimpy Interactive Muffler Control"
The manual is not much help here

Thanks again
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99savage
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cecil1 try again on the PM, either it got blocked or I did not get it
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It is perfectly safe to ride with a dead actuator, you may just notice a power loss under some conditions as the valve in the muffler can't open/close to divert the exhaust flow.

The easiest fixes are to either replace the actuator (expensive), or disable the functionality in the ECM.
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Teeps
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

99savage Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 -
Got a "Code 21" - Interactive Muffler Control
Safe to ride with a gimpy Interactive Muffler Control?


Should be fine for around town riding.
The engine might run hotter if riding at high speeds for long periods of time.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/327 77/151735.jpg
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Tootal
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you ever remove the air box cover and watch the IMC you will notice it doesn't open very often. Unless you're riding WOT you most likely won't even notice.

If yours is held together with screws then it's an old style with plastic gears. Go get a new one held together with rivets. They have steel gears. Don't try to rotate the actuator by hand. Remove it to pull off the cable and make sure the cable isn't froze up and that the muffler valve is also free.
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99savage
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks again

Has anybody even taken apart an actuator? This assumes that the actuator is the problem
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Hughlysses
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Has anybody even taken apart an actuator? This assumes that the actuator is the problem

Yes. I attempted to fix mine without success. I'm sure you can find pics of the innards with a little googling. I think replacement is the only viable option.
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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99savage
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Boo

Aside from e-bay are there any other sources of actuators?

Thanks
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Hughlysses
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Get a new one from Lance at St. Paul Buell/HD:

https://st-paul-harley-davidson-buell.myshopify.co m/products/s1138-1aa-new-buell-exhaust-actuator-mo st-xb12-models-b2-h

Pricey at $185, but replace it and forget it. It'll be hit or miss to get a good one off of eBay. 95% of those listed probably are the plastic geared variety and either are broken or will break shortly.
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Tootal
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



I had one replaced under warranty but had to buy the next one. They already had the new "steel gear" type but gave me old stock and it lasted 2 weeks. The dealer would not stand behind it so I called Buell and they took care of it getting me the new style. No problems since. As Hugh said, bite the bullet and forget about it.
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99savage
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Miracle, it healed itself

Shot some silicone down the cable & under the cable pulley, and been shooting penetrating oil in the general direction of where I think the shaft of the muffler valve is, all of which might or might not have anything to do with the miracle

Probably be next year before I replace the actuator

Thanks all
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Hughlysses
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

IIRC, the mechanism has a spring inside to help protect the gears if the cable gets frozen. It's possible your actuator is fine; the cable was just stuck. I had to replace my cable earlier this year.
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There's a test sequence you can do to watch the actuator cycle. I think you turn the key on and off 3 times or something like that. With the air cleaner cover off you can watch it cycle. It might be a frayed cable.
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Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Flip the kill switch to off. Turn on your key. Hold the throttle wide open and flip the kill switch to on. Unit will cycle.
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