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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2009 Nomad, after a few miles of riding I received a code on the message center.
That says err 11 after some research I found that it is a throttle position sensor. My question is, does the sensor need to be replaced or is there something else that might be causing this? The bike only has 8200 miles on it. I am new to the nomad have been riding an 89 goldwing. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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There is a test procedure for the throttle position sensor in the Nomad shop manual beginning on page 3-42. If you don't have the manual PM me and I'll try to help you out.

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Awesome, Thank You. I will look it up and see what I can get done. On another note i was cleaning the throttle body last night, and noticed that with the throttle wide open the butterflies on the the throttle body were only about a quarter of the way open. Would that be the result of the TPS or is that normal on the nomad?
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I went and pulled the cover off mine. The butterflies open fully with ignition on and throttle twisted wide open (engine not running). As to whether or not it's related to the TPS error, I don't know but it would sure be suspect.

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Do you know if the TPS can be replaced or do you have to replace the complete throttle body assembly? In the service manual it never says anything about replacing the sensor it says to replace the throttle body assembly, the ecu or the wiring harness. Have you had the Ivan flash done on your 1700?
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My bike is mechanically and electrically stock. I've never liked altering/changing certain factory "stuff" (someone will give me grief over that, lol!). Other than what the shop manual says, I can't give you more info. I searched and found a few forum threads on this error code, but no info on replacing the tps. Also, I can't find a tps sensor listed as a separate part on several m/c parts vendors websites. Maybe you can pick up some more info by searching. Also, there are some really great, knowledgeable forum members that might be able to help if they'll chime in. About all I can do at this point is compare your findings with my bike, and wish you luck!

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CarGuy, Thank you very much for all your help I truly appreciate it. You have a blessed day!
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What I have read on error 11 showing is when you turn the key on and the throttle body butterflies reset, if they are not both set correctly you will get this error. I have got this error twice in 40k miles. I just shut down and restart.

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I have shut the bike off several times and started it back up and it keeps coming back up. I even unhooked the battery. In the service manual it says wiring open or short so I guess I will start chasing wires. Thanks so much for your input, I am open to any suggestions.
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OK folks, I have another question. Will the error light being on cause the cruise control not to work?
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