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As the title says I have a new XP1K with 16 hours on it thus far. I brought it through the woods no problem down to a swimming hole and when I went to leave I put it in high thinking it would be fine going up a hill because the main logging road was just on the top of the hill and the bike crapped on me. It was like I lost all power for a second. Then I put it in low and tried and it did the same thing. Left it off for a few minutes at the top of the hill and put it back in high and it took off no problems at all and within 5 minutes of driving down the road above 4K rpm or so, the lights cleared themselves and I had no further issues?! I’m super confused and just wondering what could have caused this. I read on this site people had mentioned speed sensors but mine wasn’t wet or anything nor did I submerge the bike in mud or water on my drive to the swimming hole.
 

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Forgot to mention, half way up the hill is when the bike crapped on me and the lights came on. Speedo also didn’t work until the lights went away
 

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I can tell you I got distracted and forgot to tighten the negative battery cable. Friggin thing went nuts occasionally that was pretty similar. Plus its a free easy check. If not let the dealer handle it
 

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Forgot to mention, half way up the hill is when the bike crapped on me and the lights came on. Speedo also didn’t work until the lights went away
Did it throw any error codes when it did it?
I shut off the engine and started it back up before I even thought of retrieving codes. Anyway, I went along and put dielectric grease on every plug I could possibly get my hands onto and especially around the speed sensor and voltage regulator plugs and haven’t had an issue on my last rides out. Knock on wood, I hope it doesn’t come back to haunt me
 

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UPDATE:

Took my bike back to the same place that it originally happened. Had been running beautifully for the last 4 hours. I parked and turned the bike off to go for a swim and when I turned it back on and headed up the hill (this time in low) I noticed my speedo wasn’t working and then bam, limp mode and the same two lights.... thought I was out of the jungle with this one. Got the code 84 2 and 520275 31. Not sure about the second one but I believe the first code is the speed sensor. Not sure where to go from here 😕
 

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Forgot to mention, half way up the hill is when the bike crapped on me and the lights came on. Speedo also didn’t work until the lights went away
Did it throw any error codes when it did it?
Got 84/2 and 520275/31. Dealer claims I hit the foot brake and gas at the same time and it caused the faults. I have a hard time believing that especially since I drive with one foot.
 

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For the love of God stop calling it a bike! It’s got 4 wheels and a steering wheel!

Sounds like you’re slipping the belt. That can throw engine misfire codes and such.
 

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For the love of God stop calling it a bike! It’s got 4 wheels and a steering wheel!

Sounds like you’re slipping the belt. That can throw engine misfire codes and such.
Pretty piss poor design if slipping a belt once makes your SIDE BY SIDE go into limp mode lol. I felt no slippage of the belt either when the problem occurred. I was on the throttle going up a hill in low..
 

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code 84 / 2 is Vehicle speed sensor ..Data erratic , Intermittent, or incorrect
Code 520275 / 31 is ..Accelerator position / Brake position interaction

So you have already checked the speed sensor ..but make sure it has the tab on the sensor that holds the plug in tight ......I had one break off and the plug would not stay fully connected
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throttle pedal free play and TPS
Brake pedal free play
jack up the car and make sure you dont have a brake dragging
if you have an emergency brake make sure it is releasing all the way not dragging the brakes ...I had this one happen to me once

I assume you have already checked the belt / replaced it?
 

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https://www.rzrforums.net/general-rzr-discussion/173867-code-520275-31-a.html



https://www.rzrforums.net/rzr-xp-1000/174297-switch-sensor-location-causing-520275-code.html



My money is on the switch or wiring on the master cylinder. Maybe when you are going up that particular hill something is causing the switch to close. Or maybe you are hitting the brakes harder than normal in that area before the hill and the master cylinder isn't retracting fast enough or is getting hung up? This usually happens on older bikes though...couldn't resist lol
 

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I’ll check those things and get back to you all, thanks guys!


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I’ll check those things and get back to you all, thanks guys!


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without a speed sensor it will throw the EPS light, it’s basically speed sensitive steering to keep you from over steering at higher speeds. speed sensors are trash on the 900 and 1k machines i’ve replaced a few, good thing is it only takes about 45seconds lol. make sure all your wire harness plugs are clean and tight before ordering a new VSS tho because i have ran into that problem as well
 

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without a speed sensor it will throw the EPS light, it’s basically speed sensitive steering to keep you from over steering at higher speeds. speed sensors are trash on the 900 and 1k machines i’ve replaced a few, good thing is it only takes about 45seconds lol. make sure all your wire harness plugs are clean and tight before ordering a new VSS tho because i have ran into that problem as well

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without a speed sensor it will throw the EPS light, it’s basically speed sensitive steering to keep you from over steering at higher speeds. speed sensors are trash on the 900 and 1k machines i’ve replaced a few, good thing is it only takes about 45seconds lol. make sure all your wire harness plugs are clean and tight before ordering a new VSS tho because i have ran into that problem as well
the thing is the codes don’t appear all the time. They pop up then I’ll let out of the throttle and then everything’s fine. I’m thinking maybe a sensor is loose. Because it’ll ride fine And maybe if I hit a bump or turn it seems like it happens. It’s just frustrating because the machine only has 6 hours on it. It’s brand new.
 

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84-2 is the speed sensor code. This means the ECU is seeing an eratic or bad signal from the sensor on the transmission. This can be caused by a bad sensor or wiring issue. As stated previously this code will cause the EPS & Speedo to quit functioning as well as cause the ECU to go into limp mode. Check the connection plug, sensor, and wiring.
 
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