Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: central Arkansas
Whats could cause this?
I decide to go for a ride today (beautiful day). Bike is purring like a kitten and decide I need to fill up with gas before I get to far along. I fill the tank and start the engine... POW!!.. loud backfire. It's never done that before and I really didn't think to much of it. I take off and start to pull onto the interstate when the bike starts to cut out. YIKES..bad place to lose power. Anyway I pull over because the bike is fixing to quit running. No ignition light, neutral light, nothing, no electrics. Turn off the ignition and let the bike sit for a couple of minutes, turn the key back on and it starts right up. Drive for about 2 blocks on the shoulder of the interstate and it quits again. I push it about 2 blocks to get it off the road into another gas station. Again I let it sit, take the seat off and check the battery connections, fine. Turn the ignition on once again and it fires right up. I've got my fingers crossed that it will at least run until I can get it back to the house. I take it easy for a few blocks, kinda feeling it out and it keeps running fine. I get a little confidence and decide to go ahead with my ride, no more problems. Does anyone have a clue as to what would cause this?
Oh yeah, as the bike was starting to die the tach was going wild. I don't know if this was a fuel problem or I'm starting to have some sort of electrical issue.
If anyone has experienced this with your bike I'd really like to hear what your problem was.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the long post.