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gorilla glue tuff
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I ride 60 miles the other night and the bike wouldn't start back up at a friends house. It turned over and sound like it wanted to start but wouldn't. After about 5 try's it would start for a bit then die. I got it towed home and It did the same thing only this time when it started I gave it gas for a while then let off. It stayed running and I rode around the neighborhood with it dying once. I come home and find this
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This is the cam position sensor. From what I've read, when you see this stick goo running out of the cover, the cps is shot. Only problem is I'm not getting a code 56 or any code for that matter.


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gorilla glue tuff
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I thought it was a stator but I quickly ruled that out with a vom. Then i found the pictures above.


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Not reading to die yet but don't trust it. You probably already know that.:know
 

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Ya, from your pics I'd say the CPS is shot ! The goo is the clue !
 

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I just completely disconnected the cps, Tried to start it and it still didn't throw any code.


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If the bike is F.I. test the CKP. Unplug the connection up by the regulator and test resistance across the connector pins on the sensor end. It should measure 1000 ohms plus or minus 3%.
 

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The T/C models had some issues with the connection. I use to get a code, would unplug, clean and lube with dielectric grease, and re-connect.
The goo is an issue like Smittys said....
Try replacing the sensor.


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I just completely disconnected the cps, Tried to start it and it still didn't throw any code.


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The CMP and CKP sensors won't always set a code unless they fail completely. Generally those sensors just go out of parameters from vibration and heat. The CKP sensor can cause the engine to not run if outside of it's parameters, 1000 ohms plus or minus about 3%.
 

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gorilla glue tuff
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Super late on this but, it was the crank position sensore. The clip is a screw on connector and it was at the last thread. I tightened it up and it fired right up. Haven't had another problem with it. Just thought I'd share that for anyone with the same symptoms as me.
 
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