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My engine light came on after installing my new exhaust. Turns out to be an issue with the servo.
Remember, the servo disk was removed with the cables and replaced with 2 parts. One on the bottom with the "V" was mounted via the philips screws and the other mounted on the post and would swivel.
To fix the issue, I removed the seat and the "new" rotating part for the servo that came with the muffler. I turned the ignition on and watched the servo "post" rotate a couple of times to see what center was. Working the key on and off a few times to get the "post" to the center position. Set the rotating part back on the post and rotated it until the arm contacted the "V" one way, made a reference mark pointing to the center of the "V". Then did the same thing in the other direction. Then made a larger mark in the center of these two and aligned it with the center of the "V" and tightened it down. Started the bike and the engine light was out. I was prepared to have to rotate it slightly, one way or the other but wasn't necessary. Beats buying a servo buddy for $50.
 

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I didnt even read the post but have the following to add after looking at your picture.

Yes, that method is cheaper and does work. The issue is that eventually the little internal plastic gear of the servo will eventually strip and your mod will no longer work. A servo buddy may cost a little more (I paid $35 shipped) but it will work forever.
 

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Welcome to the forum and nice job contributing on first post...I believe you may have set a record here... :oops:

I can see a lot of forum members copying your idea down the road.... :bigthumb:
 

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To add to what Ebster1085 mentioned, the other benefits of the servo eliminator is to free up weight and space for other electronics.
 

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To add to what Ebster1085 mentioned, the other benefits of the servo eliminator is to free up weight and space for other electronics.
Just saying...Yoshimura and two Brothers use a similar method to what the OP did as a way to "trick" the system mechanically instead of electronically. As long as its installed properly at the correct points nothing should strip internally in the servo motor......But I do understand the appeal of an electronic version which cleans up that section nicely.
 

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Just saying...Yoshimura and two Brothers use a similar method to what the OP did as a way to "trick" the system mechanically instead of electronically. As long as its installed properly at the correct points nothing should strip internally in the servo motor
I understood that as well. Since the OP made the comment that it beat having a servo eliminator, I wanted to reinforce the comments made for it so anyone reading the thread could weigh the pros/cons.
 

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FYI, for that year model (2009 - 2015) you don't need those extra parts on the servo! Just remove them and put the original disk back on. The servo will index itself when you turn the key on, and there will be no FI light.

Also, welcome to the forum!
 
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