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PostSubject: V-matic indicator light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:51 am

I have a 2002 Silverwing that the V-matic light comes on. When I take it to the service dept, they just reset it and state nothing is wrong.

Any ideas on why it is doing this? Is it a problem?
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PostSubject: Re: V-matic indicator light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:01 am

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I have a 2002 Silverwing that the V-matic light comes on. When I take it to the service dept, they just reset it and state nothing is wrong.

Any ideas on why it is doing this? Is it a problem?

Are you using the J Costa variator?
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PostSubject: v-matic light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:13 pm

If you are at a multiple of 16,000 miles, that is normal. It is just a reminder to have the belt changed. Nothing unusual about resetting it. I have read posts of folks that wait for many many miles before changing. I had my changed at 16,000, but won't hurt to go longer. Light means nothing else. Repeat... light is a mileage alert indicator only. Every 16,000 miles it is going to come on. Resetting is simple and you can make up your own mind about changing.

BTW.. J-Costa variator is probably a superior feature. However, I am certain your V-Light is going to relight itself with or without a J-Costa. Someone please advise me if I have been misinformed.
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PostSubject: Re: V-matic indicator light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:07 pm

Hi Gary,
Your absulotly.....RIGHT! 16,000 miles every time and then a reset. It's just the program on the scooters e-prom chip. cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: V-matic indicator light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:53 pm

I have a J. Costa and it has come on a couple of times, but only when I was going up a steeper hill 2 up. I just reset the light at the next stop and there was no difference in how the bike ran. I wounldn't worry about it too much though.
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PostSubject: Re: V-matic indicator light   Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:58 pm

About the V light coming on.......

I've had this too, although only after having the J Costa installed. My belt is OK still good for another five thousand miles or so. The light coming on has not been a problem, there has been no noticeable degradation in performance, scoot still matches the same revs to speed etc.... It doesn't seem to matter how you ride the scoot, hard or gentle, the light just comes on anyway... So, I've just reset the light each time. (With the ignition off, push in the two black odometer buttons, and keep them pressed in.. Switch on the ignition, wait a few seconds and the V light starts to flash, take fingers off the buttons and all is done, V light is reset)

I've read on a different forum it has been suggested the ECM aswell as being programmed to light the V-light after 16,000 miles, will also light the V-light if there is anything odd in the transmission, for example Engine revving higher than usual for a given speed. This does tie in with the J costa as it causes the engine to rev slighlty higher at lower speeds and after 70mph, vice versa.

This would also mean that if the V-light keeps coming on and more and more frequently, (rather than every now and then) chances are the belt is a bit too worn and needs a replacement
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