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Clicking sound during fuel pump prime Gen1

Hello. I just got through doing the valve adjustment, and TB sync on an '09. Now, at pump prime, I hear a clicking sound coming from near the pump. Has anyone here dealt with this? Thanks.
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Dunno? I've never tried to upload video. I can give it a shot. I did find a thread on a Vulcan site where the guy had the exact same noise coming from his Vulcan. Internet went down before I got to finish it.
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It sounds like the sub throttle stepper motor. Is that normal for it to click like that when you turn the key switch to the on position? I have two other Gen 1s here that don't make that sound. I don't remember this one making that sound before I did the valves, and TB sync.
I made a video of it, but it is a MOV format file and I can't post that here. Not sure how to reformat it.
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Mine does it all the time, my old set of tb's did it too before they failed mysteriously.
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Mine does it all the time, my old set of tb's did it too before they failed mysteriously.
Nice cliffhanger. UE. I'll try to fill in the blanks. Your original set of TBs failed mysteriously(under normal operating conditions), then you replaced them with a used set(which is what I would do). They both made a clicking noise during fuel pump prime, and the replacement set still does this, but the bike runs fine. And this is a Gen 1?
Does anyone know if this is the sub throttle stepper motor, and is this normal, or is it something that needs attention to prevent failure? Thanks.
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Just pulled the tank, and the cover off the air box. It is the sub throttle stepper clicking. The throttle blades flutter when it clicks. Is this normal operation, or something to worry about? Thanks.
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Just talked to the previous owner, he says it's been doing that for a while. He figured it was normal. The bike is running awesome after the tune up. Did the vacuum line mod, and the tps adjustment. This bike runs much better, and loves to wheelie.
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>Does anyone know if this is the sub throttle stepper motor, and is this normal, or is it something that needs attention to prevent failure?

It's weird. It won't always do it, but I got a code 63 or 67 and it threw a light eventually. The guy at the bike shop said it was because the solder on the subthrottle actuator went bad.
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>Does anyone know if this is the sub throttle stepper motor, and is this normal, or is it something that needs attention to prevent failure?

It's weird. It won't always do it, but I got a code 63 or 67 and it threw a light eventually. The guy at the bike shop said it was because the solder on the subthrottle actuator went bad.
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>Does anyone know if this is the sub throttle stepper motor, and is this normal, or is it something that needs attention to prevent failure?

It's weird. It won't always do it, but I got a code 63 or 67 and it threw a light eventually. The guy at the bike shop said it was because the solder on the subthrottle actuator went bad.
Code 62 would make sense.

CODE Malfunction

11_______ Main throttle sensor
12_______ Inlet air pressure sensor
13_______ Inlet air temperature sensor
14_______ Water temperature sensor
21_______ Crankshaft sensor
24 & 25___Speed sensor (24 then 25, repeatedly)
31_______Vehicle-down sensor
32_______Subthrottle sensor
33_______Oxygen sensor inactive (Europe)
51_______Ignition Coil #1
52_______Ignition Coil #2
56_______Radiator Fan Relay
62_______Subthrottle valve actuator (sensor in range but not responding)
64_______Air switching valve
67_______Oxygen sensor heater (Europe)
94_______Oxygen sensor out-of-range

To clear codes from the ECU, enter MODE 2, pull the clutch in for more than 5 seconds.
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I think it's battery / cold related. If power on my battery drops a bit the sound appears, when the battery is either charged or the temperature a bit higher the sound is gone
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Hi guys,

I have this exact same sound as seen in this video:

There is a flutter at 0.06 when the actuator goes up. I have this. 2 other Versys' owned by friends see this brief flutter on first prime, but not after.

Mine does the flutter after multiple fuel pump primes (switch off/on ignition - no start).

Started, warmed up the engine, switched off, switch on to prime fuel pump, same actuator flutter.

No FI lights on the console, nothing. Bike starts great as always.

I am awaiting the TB harness (ordered) to check voltages etc, have not done it so far (only done hand adjustments). Vacuum balancing was last done at 12k KMS (yes too far back, will get that done pronto). Bike has run 32k KMS since new and with me.

Please advice.
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