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She's a runner, thanks everyone!

Some of you may remember my "please help!" post from a few weeks ago. I had purchased a '99 R1100S for a pretty good deal ($3500), ridden it for one week, and then it mysteriously died and had no spark. After a little troubleshooting and some very helpful feedback from members of this forum, I diagnosed a bad hall effect sensor. I've finally gotten the new sensor installed and took the bike out today for about four hours (first ride ever on dry pavement), and I am totally gassed up about this machine. What a ride! So planted in the corners, so quiet, and so smooth. Big thanks to the people who helped me get this sorted out, as I'm on a super limited student budget and certainly could not have afforded a visit to the dealer. In particular, RBMann really came to the rescue with the info I needed, and even answered his phone from a hike on Sunday to walk me through the static timing procedure. Rick, your description was perfect and everything went smoothly. Starts easily, smooth idle, no pinging. Let me know when you want to go riding!



Didn't have to completely remove the tank:



There's the problem!:



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so that's what is meant by de-bugging?
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so that's what is meant by de-bugging?
Actually the term "bug" when it comes to computers WAS from a moth. In the early days they used mechanical relays and when one of the first, developed by the US military (navy I believe) quit working properly, the technicians started trouble shooting and found a moth that had gotten caught between the contacts of one of the relays. so they attached it to a note for the Engineers and said we found the "BUG", thus the term computer bug was born.
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it goes back even farther than that. Thomas Edison wrote and talked about bugs in electrical circuits in the 1870s.
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it goes back even farther than that. Thomas Edison wrote and talked about bugs in electrical circuits in the 1870s.
This is why I love this forum. You just don't get this kind of info on KTMtalk.
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Glad it worked out for you.
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I can't imagine how a bug that size got in there. Is the front cover broken or something? Weird.
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I can't imagine how a bug that size got in there. Is the front cover broken or something? Weird.
There are some bug-sized holes on the back side where the alternator sits. For instance, the HES connector is the size of a jolly rancher and threads its way from the pulley area out to the under-tank area. Mr. butterfly could have gotten in there.
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