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Unhappy 2012 Outlander check engine light

Third ride out on my new outlander and after riding some trails and then through a few mud holes nothing deep really. Barely over the foot rests. My check engine light flashes a couple times. Then stays steady on and across the display "Check Engine" scrolls. Also on the gear indicator it has "E". After a few minutes of wondering what is going on the light disappears. Rode a little more and its just on again off again.

Looking for any ideas of what I need to check, before taking it to the dealer. Also thought that there may be something that I could suggest to my dealer to look for.

Other than this the bike seems great.

Its a 2012 Outlander Max XT 650 for what its worth.
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rule of thumb, always check the battery connections. my outty 800 did all kinds of crazy things when the terminal became a little bit loose.
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My guess is that you were running a little hot. Were you slow trail riding or idling when it happened? If so pick up some speed and get some air flowing though the radiator.

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It was only about 50deg ambient with very little idle. Did it on the way home too up to 40mph for 10min.

I will definitely check the terminals.
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The problem is your Gear Indicator switch terminals on your Gearbox. What happened is they got wet. Most people pull them off and put di-electric grease on them.
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^agreed, I also would crimp them a bit tighter but don't overdo it.

The 4 push on terminals are behind your foot brake (you have to remove the cover)

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OK, I was wondering about those. For some reason I thought they could be a problem. I appreciate the help.

Is there any place that shows all of the connections that I need to grease? Can I put to much or is it a more is better situation?
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OK, I was wondering about those. For some reason I thought they could be a problem. I appreciate the help.

Is there any place that shows all of the connections that I need to grease? Can I put to much or is it a more is better situation?
I just did that exact connector last week as I was going over my bike for a coming trip to WV. I put A LOT in there and it still works LOL.

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Checked the suggested connections today after work. Surprise surprise there was at least one loose or sure. Went Ahead and greased all the others I could find.


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Sorry. I was going for thank you there and lost my train of thought along the way.


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