Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
'08 GT Stalling [NOT THE USUAL STORY]
My GT stalled yesterday in the middle of traffic. Ironically, I was riding home from my 12k service at the local dealer. Now i am intimately familiar with the high-idle/bucking bike/airbox problems. My bike's airbox was updated long ago and has performed nearly flawlessly since, except for the occasional stall.
The bike stalled as I pulled in the clutch while slowing to roll through an intersection. When this has happened in the past, I could always thumb the starter and the bike would restart instantly. This time, I could not restart the bike. Every time I pushed the starter, it would turn once... then nothing. Pushing again, it would turn once... then nothing. I keyed off the ignition to "reboot" the bike, and still the starter would only crank once. I was able to start the bike by holding the throttle open and thumbing the starter.
I went back to the dealer, who at first suspected the battery. The battery checked out okay. There was a fault thrown ("Lost communication with CANBUS" or some such), so at least I was not imaging this.