Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Royersford, PA, USA
Stalling, running rough, hesitation...
Had been riding to Vermont this past week through 8+ hours of solid rain. About 1/2 way, we were in a little town at a stop light and the bike just died. Started it back up but the idle was rough and stalled again between shifts. At first I thought it to be bad fuel, but after running through 3 tanks of fresh fuel the problem persists and appears to be something else. Clearly the excessive moisture brought a problem to the surface.
I managed to limp it home but the issue persists. Bogging, hesitation and missing during "roll on" in any gear, and between shifts. At one point the engine died when shifting between 3rd and 4th gear! Seems to be more frequent after continuing to ride after a stop or refuel. Running extremely rich, so much so that others behind me can smell it. Also evidenced by the large amount carbon deposits on exhaust cap. Now of course after spending 2 nights in my warm, dry garage, the dealer can find nothing wrong - no codes thrown, nothing!
The fuel gauge also "sticks" at full and suddenly drops to 1/2 when the tank is 1/2 full. It is the float type and not the dreaded fuel strip. BTW, the bike surpassed 30K miles and this is the first issue I've ever had with it. Anyone have similar issues? I asked the dealer to keep it and either ride it in the rain or soak it down with a hose to try and reproduce the issue.