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Experienced an odd one this morning. While on a very 'normal' ride the engine light and the word "engine" appeared on the dash as the engine suddenly degraded considerably (I had maybe half power). Pulled over and parked the bike and doubled home with my wife (we were riding together) on the other bike. When I returned with our trailer and started the bike back up to drive it up the trailer's ramp the dash warnings were gone and engine felt normal (I had tried to restart it shortly after originally pulling over to see if it would return to normal but at that time I still got the dash warnings).

Got home, took it for a spin around the neighbourhood, and all is still normal.

I'll take it to the dealer tomorrow to see if they can read the diagnostics code that was hopefully stored, but am curious to know if anyone else has experienced anything similar.
 

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I had this in the middle of France. In the end I put it down to a bad batch of fuel or too much water getting in my tank due to the common issue of the drain pipe's getting pinched.

A fresh tank of fuel and I've never seen the issue again.
 

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Thx for the quick response. We've just been out of country with the bikes for a week (riding the Circuit of the America's track!) and wondered if the different fuel we used with higher ethanol blend while we were travelling could have had any influence on the issue. I have no idea though. Would be an easy fix if that was the issue tho :)

Edit: I don't think we ever fuelled with an ethanol content higher than 10%; it's just that I believe here in Canada the ethanol blend we use is lower.
 

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It's possible. I don't know how clever the fuel system in the Scrambler is. Not very I suspect.

The dealer never found anything up with mine. By the time it went in, no record of a code being thrown. They said my symptoms sounded like a bad tank of fuel but thankfully it's not something I've had to deal with since.

In the UK the highest blend we have is 5% and I never had the issue. France does use 10%. So there may be something in that.
 

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Check your cables and plug wires. Intermittent missing a cylinder that self-resolves could be a loose connection somewhere.
 

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E10 is all I've ever had available --- no problems. But if you get gas at a low volume station, E10 can attract moisture. Best guess: Watery fuel.
 
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