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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down vstar1100 tps options?

Sadly after 11000 miles i am getting intermittent errors from my tps sensor. I have been cruising down the road and just randomly the check engine light comes on and i loose power. When i turn the key off and then click it back to on. I get 3 blinks from the check engine light. When i inspect the sensor it has white corrosion on it. I haven't yet removed the seat and tank to check the ohm ranges. That is my next step. However if its where it should, where can i find a cost effective tps replacement? Or do they just cost around $140 like I've seen online?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 08:43 PM
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Double check those blinks....there is more than 1 group of flashes so basically you have half the code.

33 is primary lead Ignition coil #1 short circuit. It will close the fuel shutoff solenoid on cyl 1.

34 is primary lead coil #2 short circuit which closes the fuel shut off on cyl 2.

Those are the only codes with a 3....and neither has anything to do with the TPS.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 02:29 PM
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Check your ignition wire ends both at the coil and at the plug cap. They screw in/on to a stud and do come loose. Also a bad wire can cause the coil to arc thru the case. Only seen that on GM coils, so take it with a grain of salt. You can also run the bike in the dark and check the wires for St Elmos Fire (external glowing or sparking)/

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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It was 3-3 i will definately check that out. Thank you.

2007 vstar 1100 classic
  • helmet lock relocation
  • Yamaha highway bars
  • Pro-one tach
  • 55w 4500k bixenon headlight
  • Baron oil filter relocation kit
  • Bakup drivers fully adjustable backrest
  • exhaust mod
  • Maxair Predator Pro kit 142.5 Front jet\140 Rear
  • Maxair carb solenoid delete
  • Maxair PMS thumb screws 2 1/2 turns out
  • lighted skull carbcover w/LED backlight
  • Metric magic extended brakeline
  • Custom Dynamics 100 LED Genesis II LED Tail Light
  • AIS Removed, replaced with 45 gunshell
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Am i correct that the coil and the wire per cylinder are one item. Not a seperate wire and coil? I have no problem replacing these parts since im already tearing into the bike during prime riding season here in colorado. What would you guys recommend? And certain brands of coils and wires?

2007 vstar 1100 classic
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  • 55w 4500k bixenon headlight
  • Baron oil filter relocation kit
  • Bakup drivers fully adjustable backrest
  • exhaust mod
  • Maxair Predator Pro kit 142.5 Front jet\140 Rear
  • Maxair carb solenoid delete
  • Maxair PMS thumb screws 2 1/2 turns out
  • lighted skull carbcover w/LED backlight
  • Metric magic extended brakeline
  • Custom Dynamics 100 LED Genesis II LED Tail Light
  • AIS Removed, replaced with 45 gunshell
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Did you check for a short in the primary wire? These coils rarely go bad. You can replace the coil and still have an issue with the wires going into it.

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You can replace the sparkplug wires without replacing coils..

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Pro-1 Tach
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TPS Connected
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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when i look on the parts diagram they are showing the coil and wire as one unit. anyone have a part number for the spark plug wires?

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  • helmet lock relocation
  • Yamaha highway bars
  • Pro-one tach
  • 55w 4500k bixenon headlight
  • Baron oil filter relocation kit
  • Bakup drivers fully adjustable backrest
  • exhaust mod
  • Maxair Predator Pro kit 142.5 Front jet\140 Rear
  • Maxair carb solenoid delete
  • Maxair PMS thumb screws 2 1/2 turns out
  • lighted skull carbcover w/LED backlight
  • Metric magic extended brakeline
  • Custom Dynamics 100 LED Genesis II LED Tail Light
  • AIS Removed, replaced with 45 gunshell
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