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    Lightbulb List of issues and fixes

    Hi,

    While hanging out on the Facebook group, I noticed there's a lot of good information, but the way the FB groups work make it very hard to actually find things. So I decided to gather in one place all the issues I've been documenting in case they would happen to me, and put them in one place.

    It's clearly a first draft and it's probably missing some issues and info about those that are below. Feel free to suggest changes/amendments to make that even more relevant. It'd be cool to be able to also add pictures at some point.


    Starter
    Years: 2014
    Problem: End cap seals not working properly allowing water to get in
    Diagnostic: Bike won’t start
    Solution: Replace
    Part: Y0383.1B6A Rev A
    Cost: $160
    Source: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1470797070


    Fuel pump
    Years:
    2014
    Problem: The fuel pump seems to randomly stop working
    Diagnostic: Bike won’t start / P0087 error message / Low Fuel pressure message
    Solution: Replace the pump only with aftermarket part
    Part: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KEMSO-High-...-/151917903618
    Cost: $25
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2899...4080250416184/

    Fuel sensor
    Years:
    2014
    Problem: The OEM fuel sensor stops floating after a while
    Diagnostic: Always-on low fuel level
    Solution: Replace fuel sensor with after marketing part
    Part: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tank-Water-...53.m2749.l2649
    Cost: $10
    Source: https://ebrforum.com/showthread.php?...light-stays-on


    Fuel pump harness
    Years:
    2014
    Problem: The first batch of fuel pump had a quality control issue and EBR tested all the bikes pumps by insert a too-large test lead into the harness connector female pin, damaging it by enlarging the hole.
    Diagnostic: Always-on Low Fuel Sensor / P0087 error message / Low Fuel pressure / bike don’t start
    Solution: Replace pins on the fuel pump harness under the seat
    Part: C1180.16A0 Rev A
    Cost: $9
    Source: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1495475889


    Dash
    Years: 2014
    Problem: The first batch of dash were not properly potted, creating disfunction with vibrations
    Diagnostic: Communication Error message
    Solution: Replace with potted dash
    Part: Y1500A.1B7 Rev A
    Cost:$180
    I don't think I need to source that

    Clutch
    Years: 2014
    Problem: The initial clutch was too hard and later replaced
    Diagnostic: Hard clutch lever
    Solution: Replace slave cylinder with the Oberon aftermarket part
    Part: https://st-paul-harley-davidson-buel...or-1125-models
    Cost: $145
    I don't think I need to source that

    Headlight
    Years: 2014
    Problem: White dust appears in the headlight after a while
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection
    Solution: Replace
    Part: Y0721.1B7 Rev D
    Cost: $510


    Rear brake caliper
    Years:
    All
    Problem: The OEM brake caliper uses pins to hold the pads. They are fragile and can bend or brake off
    Diagnostic: When changing rear pads, impossible to hold them properly to the caliber because of the bend pins
    Solution: Replace with an aftermarket caliper
    Part: https://motowheels.com/i-23899757-br...-71-black.html
    Cost: $90
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2899...4383941385811/


    Front header pipe
    Years:
    All
    Problem: Poor weld fails and the header cracks open
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection
    Solution: MIG welding or replacing part
    Part: S0101.1B7 Rev B
    Cost: $??
    I don't think I need to source that


    Bodywork
    Years: 2014
    Problem: The original plastic part of the tail section was a single-piece design which can crack
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection
    Solution: Replace with 2015+ 2-piece design
    Part: ??
    Cost: $??
    Source: https://ebrforum.com/showthread.php?...d-tail-section


    Casting of the rear wheel
    Years:
    All
    Problem: The center parts of the rear wheel shows bad casting quality on the tubes
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection
    Solution: Nothing to do as it’s just cosmetic
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2899...5517496939126/


    Front rotor
    Years:
    2014
    Problem: The front rotor was defect with a knife blade style pitch cut
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection, inconsistent braking, vibration
    Solution: Replace rotor
    Part: H0201.1B6 Rev B
    Cost: $370
    Source: The first reviews of the bike mentioned it and the first buyers had the issue as well. Shouldn't be existing today but worth mentioning.


    Coolant tank
    Years:
    2014
    Problem: Mounting tabs break
    Diagnostic: Visual inspection
    Solution: Replace or DIY fix
    Part: Q0071A.1B7 Rev B
    Cost: $90
    Last edited by herwawan; 05-30-2019 at 09:44 AM.

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    No one is responding cuz this not a correct to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBRRider View Post
    No one is responding cuz this not a correct to say the least.
    Not sure I understand what you wrote?

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    I think it's a great start! Thank you for compiling this as a reference to the several threads 'What year EBR should I buy?'

    Seems like some of those aren't so much "common issues" as 'it happened one time and I went on facebook to complain about it' LOL.

    The starter fix can be as simple as replacing the o-ring with one that fits. Mine is 2014 #24 and never had the issue. Honestly, I have had only ONE of these issues. YMMV.
    Never heard of the fuel pump failing early?
    The FP harness pin can just be bent back into shape
    I have read about the dash, I would be wary of that part #. It is the cheapest (most go for $350) not sure what the differences are.
    The best clutch fix is the Oberon slave, but EBR updated to lighter springs in 2015 so... options...
    I had the original headlight get the white dust, and EBR sent me a new one (Rev D). It has white dust now too?
    Never heard of the rear caliper, how ofter are people changing rear pads!?!
    I don't know what people are doing to crack the tail, mines fine and I use it to support the bike on and off the paddock stand
    Never heard of the wheel casting thing
    Never heard of the rotor
    Never heard of the coolant tank (I know Herawans was busted, but the bike had fallen over on it).

    Thanks again for the effort man!

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    I've added sources when relevant for each problem so it can be researched more easily - these aren't "one guy problem only", although I only linked to one post each time.

    Fuel pump: There's been a few case from my research, both on forums and Facebook. Thankfully the Kemso fix is cheap vs a new fuel pump assembly ($600+)
    Headlight: That's crazy! I wonder what does that?
    Rear caliper: I ran into the issue and while sharing over Facebook, turns out I wasn't the only one. The replacement is bolt-on and fix the problem!
    Tail: The cracks occur only on the plastic part - probably not the magnesium frame. The way I wrote probably was confusing, sorry about that!
    Wheel casting: you may want to look at the picture clicking the source and then check your bike. I have the same thing on mine!

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