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    Servo Buddy Flapper.....I think I finally figured it out.
    on: February 10, 2023, 09:45:48 pm
    February 10, 2023, 09:45:48 pm
    All the Servo Buddy does is prevent fault codes if you remove the servo cables or the entire motor.

    That's it.

    But as many have reported simply removing the two cables won't throw a code so you don't need a SB or better yet it's an option but not an absolute.

    Am I on track here?

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    Reply #1 on: February 10, 2023, 11:09:03 pm
    February 10, 2023, 11:09:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    All the Servo Buddy does is prevent fault codes if you remove the servo cables or the entire motor.

    That's it.

    But as many have reported simply removing the two cables won't throw a code so you don't need a SB or better yet it's an option but not an absolute.

    Am I on track here?

    For Gen-1 yes....however, removing the cables or servo motor will indeed throw a fault code, but not a fault light, so unless you physically check the codes, you'll never know.

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    Re: Servo Buddy Flapper.....I think I finally figured it out.
    Reply #2 on: February 10, 2023, 11:20:36 pm
    February 10, 2023, 11:20:36 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    For Gen-1 yes....however, removing the cables or servo motor will indeed throw a fault code, but not a fault light, so unless you physically check the codes, you'll never know.

    Smithy.

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    Knowing this saves me from having to skin my hand and knuckles trying to get to the servo motor, just undo the cables and put'em back if I don't like it.

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    Reply #3 on: February 11, 2023, 08:31:09 am
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    Yep... All it is, is a 60 quid dongle to turn off a light that doesn't come on in the first place, if you just remove the cables... I'm sure you can understand my hesitation to buy something like that  :008:

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    Reply #4 on: February 11, 2023, 08:07:24 pm
    February 11, 2023, 08:07:24 pm
    It will toss a code, but it won’t display on the dash and does not affect anything. If you have a GS911 you can see it and of course the dealer will be able to see it.

    From memory the code reads something to the effect of servo adjustment fault.
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    Reply #5 on: February 11, 2023, 08:17:50 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Yep... All it is, is a 60 quid dongle to turn off a light that doesn't come on in the first place, if you just remove the cables... I'm sure you can understand my hesitation to buy something like that  :008:

    When it comes to my bike or other hobbies I can convince myself I need pretty much anything but am with you on this one :002:

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    Re: Servo Buddy Flapper.....I think I finally figured it out.
    Reply #6 on: February 11, 2023, 09:19:57 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Yep... All it is, is a 60 quid dongle to turn off a light that doesn't come on in the first place, if you just remove the cables... I'm sure you can understand my hesitation to buy something like that  :008:

    This is why I don't have one on the XR, my KTMGT on the other hand requires one as it not only throws a fault but puts bike in limp too if no ESE fitted.

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    Reply #7 on: February 17, 2023, 12:00:17 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    For Gen-1 yes....however, removing the cables or servo motor will indeed throw a fault code, but not a fault light, so unless you physically check the codes, you'll never know.

    Smithy.

    Let me get this right.. Gen 2 bikes, Just removing the cables and leaving everything else intact and plugged in throws a code?
    does this put the bike in some sort of limp mode?
    I removed the cables from my 22 S1000R, When I traded it they pulled codes during inspection and no such report came back?

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    Re: Servo Buddy Flapper.....I think I finally figured it out.
    Reply #8 on: February 17, 2023, 01:19:58 am
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    *Originally Posted by Leo167 [+]
    Let me get this right.. Gen 2 bikes, Just removing the cables and leaving everything else intact and plugged in throws a code?
    does this put the bike in some sort of limp mode?
    I removed the cables from my 22 S1000R, When I traded it they pulled codes during inspection and no such report came back?

    Like Smitty said. Removal of the cables will throw a code, readable only if you (with a GS911) or the stealer connects to the bike. No notification or “yellow box” will show nor will it affect the rideability.

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    Re: Servo Buddy Flapper.....I think I finally figured it out.
    Reply #9 on: February 17, 2023, 04:43:22 am
    February 17, 2023, 04:43:22 am
    *Originally Posted by BNAHOSS [+]
    Like Smitty said. Removal of the cables will throw a code, readable only if you (with a GS911) or the stealer connects to the bike. No notification or “yellow box” will show nor will it affect the rideability.

    Ok, Like I said.. I traded my 22 S1000R which I removed the cables but left the servo connected, at the time of inspection they (the stealer) plugged in and did not find any codes, because if they did they would of been more than happy to tell me that they need to knock off more money out of my trade, this is why I asked.. aren't these 2 bikes relatively the same engine and powertrain wise?

    How about disconnecting the cables at the flapper only but leave the cables intact at the servo, will that throw a code also?

     



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