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Offline sche202460

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Eco indicator small one
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:44:50 pm »
Just got bike back from shop. Had gear indicator replaced, working fine. Now small ECO symbol stays on while bike moving. Not larger one that mode controlled at handlebar. It rarely came on before. Can not make it go off except at stop. Any thoughts......thanks
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 08:20:05 pm »
Are you talking about the three-ring triangular Eco riding indicator?  That will normally be on all the time when you are riding economically (not gunning it).  It can't be disabled or turned off.

The other indicator you are talking about (also stupidly labeled "ECO" but rectangular) is the FEAM status.  Fuel Economy Assistance Mode.  That can be turned on and off via the handlebar control.
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 06:42:39 am »
Yes the small three one. Rarely came on till got back from dealer. Going to call them later to see if they may have done additionl work other than replace indicator switch. Question answered by shop. They added fuel system cleaner, apparently short term deal with sensor and should clear up when add gas.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 11:09:38 am by sche202460 »
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 11:34:51 am »
Yes the small three one. Rarely came on till got back from dealer. Going to call them later to see if they may have done additionl work other than replace indicator switch. Question answered by shop. They added fuel system cleaner, apparently short term deal with sensor and should clear up when add gas.

Well, the ECO indicator should not be affected by fuel system cleaner.  It is computer controlled and I believe it is just based on throttle position/RPM/gear.  If your gear indicator was wacky, THAT could possibly cause the ECO indicator to not be on as often as it probably should have been.
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2015, 12:03:41 pm »
I usually clear that up with a twist of the wrist to the stop. 8)
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 12:11:18 pm »
New guy on a C-14, so correct me if I err.

If it rarely came on previously, it was not working right.
(Probably because of the gear indicator problem).

If it is currently (on when cruising, and goes off when you do an accell), it is correct.

Ride safe, Ted
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 02:38:27 pm by connie_rider »

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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 12:30:37 pm »
It should come on whenever you are cruising, and go off when you do an accell.

If it stays on most of the time and goes off when you accell, it is no correct.

I think your last two lines directly contradict each other (I assume the last "no" = "not").  Generally, most of the time on motorcycles is spent cruising.  So the first line said it IS normal for ECO to be on during cruise and off during acceleration.  The second line says it is NOT normal for ECO to be on during cruise and off during acceleration. 

Could just be that last "no" wasn't meant to be in there at all?
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 02:11:23 pm »
I think the "no" should be now. Then c_r would be correct...

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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 02:39:27 pm »
Oops, thank you!
I re-worded it.

See if I got it right this time.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 05:58:02 am »
I have split off the non-Eco stuff into another thread/topic.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=18754.0
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 07:02:15 am by VirginiaJim »
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 06:58:06 am »
I think that indicator is total useless BS bling.  When you're on the throttle hard it's off and when you're not it shows.  Do we really need  an indicator to let us know when we are using more gas?

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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2015, 07:00:52 am »
No.
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2015, 09:19:21 am »
I think that indicator is total useless BS bling.  When you're on the throttle hard it's off and when you're not it shows.  Do we really need  an indicator to let us know when we are using more gas?

ECO mode indicator: Just one more thing to totally ignore.
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 09:42:04 am »
I think that indicator is total useless BS bling.  When you're on the throttle hard it's off and when you're not it shows.  Do we really need  an indicator to let us know when we are using more gas?
The EPA, etc, believe we do.  Next step will be for the bike to automatically kill the throttle input when the indicator goes OFF, in a government effort to save the planet.  could happen.   Remember K cars and 90HP Chevys and Fords of the 80's, along with 55MPH highway speeds?
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Re: Eco indicator small one
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 10:23:30 am »
The EPA, etc, believe we do.  Next step will be for the bike to automatically kill the throttle input when the indicator goes OFF, in a government effort to save the planet.  could happen.   Remember K cars and 90HP Chevys and Fords of the 80's, along with 55MPH highway speeds?

That was the 80's. Now it would be a recording GPS (think fed gov version of On-star) with a gas guzzler tax that would charge by the mile and the speed complete with LEO remote shut down.