Does this sound like POOGS?
I've had a project bike that I've been working on for close to a year now; '93 with 8,500 miles. Needless to say that judging by that description alone, one can assume that at some point it has sat for awhile with little usage.
History so far: I've thrown lots of parts at it getting it to running condition once again; new battery, plugs, wires, starter relay, regulator/rectifier, performed the pickup coil mod, and then finally went as far as having the carb cleaned and rebuilt. Turned out that it was only running on one cylinder because of a previously, poorly installed diaphragm.
So she finally runs! I took it out yesterday for the very first time, ever, and drove it through my neighborhood a bit just to see how it ran. I got maybe an 1/8th mile's distance away from the house, and it began to sputter as if it were running out of gas- much like the "POOGS" symptoms describe. So as it begins to sputter a bit, my first reaction (as I'm sure is everyone's initial reaction) was to give it a little more gas. I pulled the throttle a bit, and as I'm attempting to give it MORE gas, the sputtering worsens, and it almost dies completely. So I immediately let off, and the rpm's come back up, and it sounds as though it's back to normal.... then it starts to sputter and die again. I do the same thing, and get the same results (not that I expected any less). Then after the third time it manages to recover by itself, it finally does cut off and I coast to a safe stop.
Then after just a few seconds of sitting still, I hit start and it fires right back up like nothing ever happened!
So my question here is: "Although this obviously has the POOGS symptoms, is it normal for the symptoms to worsen when attempting to give it gas?"
I've searched many stories involving POOGS, and I couldn't find one where somebody noticed the same thing that I did. I guess I just wanted someone to confirm what I'm pretty sure I already know.