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#995892 - 09/01/17 01:10 PM Electronic Tone Issue  
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Recently had my 2013 R1200RT into the dealer for a 24K and annual service. When I got it back, I noticed a constant 1Khz electronic tone coming from the dashboard area, probably through the speakers. See this short YouTube clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M6u5wYykZU

At first I thought it was some type of fault from a bad stereo channel, but I'm now pretty sure its the same tone that can be heard when you turn the bike on. See here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFygw90Wvd4

Any ideas on how to alleviate this? It's driving me crazy! : )


2013 R1200RT
2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC
2012 Cabela Hiking Boots
#995897 - 09/01/17 01:54 PM Re: Electronic Tone Issue [Re: Deltamark]  
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Go to your radio settings and adjust the fader to 0 for the front speakers. Then play with the volume. If you have utilized the rear speaker function for helmet speakers see if the tone is there as well.

#995901 - 09/01/17 02:23 PM Re: Electronic Tone Issue [Re: 6speedTi]  
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I turned the speaker off and verified that the radio cannot be heard even when trying to turn up the volume, but still hear the tone when the bike is running. I turned the bike off, waited a few seconds, then turned the power on with the key and do hear the initial startup tone. It appears that tone is not affected by the stereo controls. Have not utilized rear speaker function. Didn't think there was a rear speaker.

Originally Posted By: 6speedTi
Go to your radio settings and adjust the fader to 0 for the front speakers. Then play with the volume. If you have utilized the rear speaker function for helmet speakers see if the tone is there as well.


2013 R1200RT
2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC
2012 Cabela Hiking Boots
#995934 - 09/01/17 08:24 PM Re: Electronic Tone Issue [Re: Deltamark]  
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Communicated with a service guy at the dealer today and he mentioned that it could be related to the ABS sensor. Wondering if there's a simple reset for that.


2013 R1200RT
2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC
2012 Cabela Hiking Boots
#995944 - 09/02/17 12:36 AM Re: Electronic Tone Issue [Re: Deltamark]  
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You can always disconnect the battery for a short time then hook it back up. See if that works.

#996606 - 09/11/17 01:52 PM Re: Electronic Tone Issue [Re: Deltamark]  
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I'm fairly certain that the sound I hear while the bike is running is the same tone that the fuel pump makes when turning on the key. Took it into the dealer. They put the bike on the computer and said everything checks out.

Just went on a 1,300 mile + trip and constantly heard tone while at idle or low speeds. Still very annoying. Wondering if replacing the fuel pump would resolve it.


2013 R1200RT
2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC
2012 Cabela Hiking Boots

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