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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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VDS code

Ok, see below better pics. Also, the tachometer and lights just keep flicking on and off now that i removed the OEM sensor and put it back. That does not look like the drop sensor accessory has been added.




Now its worse. Removed battery to get to OEM sensor, removed it, simply looked at the wires to make sure none disconnected etc. All was good. Replaced OEM sensor behind battery, replaced batter, Turned ignition on and now display and rear brake lights just blink. Anyone had this problem?

Could it be the OEM lean angle sensor?


Ok, here are the pics. The sensor does not looked moved. And the Slick plug is the red one. I did notice the engine ight and brake light on too. I just drained fluid in front brakes so I know why that one is on but the engine light, I do not. The bike makes a click/clunk noise when I try to start it but no more. After a few times the VDS!!! displays. What now? I hope this helps you so it helps me.


Ok, I have a VDS code on display. Bike has not been down. Fairing was taken off and put back on. That is it. Now bike does not start. I see the "VDS" code on display. How do you get rid of it? Bike wont start with this code. I have switched ignition on/off and emergency switch on/off, still bike does not start and code is still there. Does this have to go to the dealer? If so this is BS.. That is free money to them.
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Have you checked that the drop sensor is still attached as it should be?

Another poster had a similar problem;
https://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bm...sor-issue.html

If you do have to take it to a dealer I'd be very surprised if they charged you for sorting it out. It should be evident that you didn't drop the bike so it'll get fixed for free.

Hope you get it sorted.

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Where is the drop sensor located? If this is an added accessory I dont think this bike has one. I bought it used. I looked on the right side of the bike behind the tank and there is nothing there in the same location as the Slick accessory on the left side.


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Have you checked that the drop sensor is still attached as it should be?

Another poster had a similar problem;
https://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bm...sor-issue.html

If you do have to take it to a dealer I'd be very surprised if they charged you for sorting it out. It should be evident that you didn't drop the bike so it'll get fixed for free.

Hope you get it sorted.

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under your seat on the opposite side to your slick plug..

are you sure there is nothing left unplugged elsewhere....
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There is nothing added on the right like the slick plug. I saw the pick of the accesssory and I dont think this bike had it. What could be unplugged from removing fairing that would prevent it from starting?


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Have you checked that the drop sensor is still attached as it should be?

Another poster had a similar problem;
https://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bm...sor-issue.html

If you do have to take it to a dealer I'd be very surprised if they charged you for sorting it out. It should be evident that you didn't drop the bike so it'll get fixed for free.

Hope you get it sorted.
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under your seat on the opposite side to your slick plug..

are you sure there is nothing left unplugged elsewhere....
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There is nothing added on the right like the slick plug. I saw the pick of the accesssory and I dont think this bike had it. What could be unplugged from removing fairing that would prevent it from starting?
The drop sensor wasn't an optional accessory. It's fitted so the bike cuts out if it goes down. That in addition to a revised breather tube to help prevent hydrolocking. Early bikes had neither and while I don't think it was a full recall for both parts they should've been fitted by the dealer if it's been back for a service.

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If it shows VDS then the bike has had one installed. It is probably on the bike somewhere near where it should be as described in the above posts. It is probably not in its correct location and that is why you are getting the VDS in the dash.
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How is that possible? Doesnt there have to be a connector for it?

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If it shows VDS then the bike has had one installed. It is probably on the bike somewhere near where it should be as described in the above posts. It is probably not in its correct location and that is why you are getting the VDS in the dash.
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The drop sensor should be vertical, but yours is not located in the clip on the opposite side of the slick plug.

Go to the dealer and make them fix it.

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How is that possible? Doesnt there have to be a connector for it?
I was thinking that it is still there but not located in its bracke where it should be. It would be on a small length of wire coming off of the main harness so it should be fairly visible and probably dangling somewhere where it should be mounted. I saw in another thread where you installed some suspension. Did you have the subframe moved up? Did you remove the tank? Doing either of these can cause it to be dislodged.

Not to sound condescending but the bike was running before, correct?

Give it another look see.

Just looked at the picture. The one showing the tank. The sensor is at the bottom right of the picture. Purplish colored wires (two). Move it to the clip position just above it in the picture. Use a zip tie to keep it in the holder!!

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