Honda SCS Service Connector
The service check connector is a simple jumper wire. The special tool version has the proper connect, but a wire will work.
Last edited by showkey; 22nd June 2017 at 13:29.
When I diagnosed my OP sensor (odd gears) problem, the bike would start (N) but when changing to D mode,
it would go straight to 2nd, since in my case the odd gear OP sensor was cracked badly enough that it was not working.
I rode about 30 miles back to camp in 2nd gear, which was no fun but I was glad it let me get out of the woods without help.
Not sure if this is by design, but would not be surprised if the engineers programmed the ECU for such fail safe measures.
FYI, at the time, my OP sensor side was protected by SW Motech skid plate (DCT)
When the bike took a nap following rear slide out, it must have hit a rock just right to cave the extra cover
on the DCT version of the SWM side that it cracked the OP sensor located exactly there.
Happy you found and hopefully corrected the problem.
Regarding the infamous oil subject I've started using full synthetic 10W-30 (Mobil or Castrol) in all my small engines.
My vehicles calling for 0W-20 (synthetic) will remain the same.
But with the relatively complex DCT I'm sticking with the specific Honda mineral oil, staying away from the synthetic.