Izey, just outa curiosity, what's the 10th digit of your VIN? If it's 5, you are on 05. Anything less and you definitely have a PB switch and RPM limiter. I really think you got your PB switch or connector wet when washing and it's dried out since.
We know that 01's weren't supposed to have the reverse RPM limiter, but many seem to; now I'm wondering whether some 05's still had the PB switch and RPM limiter. Would you mind looking up behind the left headlight and see if there's a white, 2 pin connector with a green/yellow stripe and black wire there? If so, AND if your 10th VIN digit is 5, we have found it!
Of course the other possibility is that your reverse wire connection to the reverse switch is loose/corroded or got intemittent when it got wet, causing the reverse RPM limter to come on. BUT you didn't mention anything about your reverse light coming on during the problem, and it would have assuming it works. Does your reverse light work, when you put the bike in reverse?
I always hate 'magic' fixes and want to understand the real cause/repair of the issue.
And Rob, the Spyder is pure fun. Can't get enough riding on it. Closest thing to riding a quad on the street but legal in CA. AND a whole lot faster than even the Raptor!
'01 660 Raptor, Burgard +2+1 arms, YFZ Shocks, LSR anti-vibe, CTR pipe, jetted, K&N
'01 Polaris Scrambler 400, K&N
'02 Honda 400ex, Big Gun pipe, jetted, K&N, Lonestar +2 A-arms, Lonestar anti-vibe
'04 Suzuki LTZ400
'16 RZR XP4 1000 Turbo
Last edited by QuadManiac; 08-04-2009 at 12:02 PM.