Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Bike stalls out on freeway.....
Today on my way to work, the bike stalled out on me. This happens from time to time, but this time it died and took the battery with it! So two hours and $80 later.... with new battery installed, she fires right up and I go on my way. 10 miles down the road and the bike stalls again. After a couple mins. it starts up and I finish my ride to work. On the way home, 20 mins. into my ride, it stalls again going down the expressway. Let it sit a couple mins. and it starts right up again.
This has been an ongoing issue and getting worse.....
sometimes the bike is hard to start, and backfires..... mostly when it is cold, but sometimes after a ride.
Used to be if it didn't warm up for awhile before leaving, it would stall about three miles down the road. now it just seems to happen at random times.
When it stalls, I have to just sit and wait about two mins. and start it with about half choke. after that the idle surges up and down. (idles fine cold after initial choke period)..... funny thing is, the whole problem went away for about a week when I switched to 93 octane. I thought that fixed it somehow, but the stalling problem is back and worse than before.
Any ideas on what is going on here???