Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Bike died mid-ride
I was about 15 minutes/7 miles into my ride, cruising around 45 down a flat, straight stretch and my bike faltered for 1-2 seconds. I kept even throttle and it picked up again for a few seconds, faltered, and died.
Coasted onto the shoulder, keyed it off, then back on. Normal so far. Hit the starter and it fired up and died again within a second. Took off my helmet and ear plugs, gave it a good look over and found nothing. I keyed it back on, heard the fuel pump whir, hit the starter and it fired right up and idled fine.
Not wanting to continue heading further from civilization, I headed back home without any issues. I rode 5-10 miles extra around my house without issues. Idled fine at stops, etc.
I've had no issues with the bike to date. Aside from oil/filter change, wheel swap and brake/clutch fluid flush, it's been unmolested this season. Haven't had the plastics off, even. Tank was 3/4 full with fresh gas.
Any thoughts even on where to start looking? I'm pretty hesitant to ride it anywhere now.
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