Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Rode the bike to Buffalo over the 4th weekend and everything was going fine till i hit the NY border, then the PGS hit. Opened the cap and put it on prime and it fired right up switchd it back to run and 35 miles later put put put....then opened gas cap put on prime and it fired right back up again!!!!!!!
Well after 10 miles of smelling gas i pushed the cap down no problems the rest of the way(stil on prime)
On the way home left it in the prime(for those that don't know earlier modles had prime instead of OFF on the petcock) ran great till the very end!!
In the home stretch the RPMs dropped to 0 and I was like WTF pulled the clutch in and the loudest backfire I ever heard rang out from the tail pipes and the RPMs came back.
Figuring this was a one time event i thought nothing of it and kept on going. Well the other day on a short trip home from work the same thing happened RPMs dropped to 0 clutch in and backfire and then back to normal. Anyone else ever experience anything like that?
oh yea i get the occasional crazy tach needle jumping around
Even with the small inconvenences I love this bike and I have no doubt when it gives me trouble it will restart,
'85 VN700 A1 (needs work)