help please, really strange cut out problem

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by martin14, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    hi guys, short term lurker, first time poster.

    I have a really weird problem. Bike will start ok,
    after a few minutes under power, the bike will behave like i
    turned it off, just stop.

    If i open the throttle all the way, that sometimes helps; of course
    i get the pleasure of going from almost zero to full out, nice lurch :)

    sometimes I have to stop the bike, turn it off and on, then
    start the bike with the throttle wide open, then she
    will fire back up, and off i go...


    I will entertain any wild theories as to what it could be,
    generally only happens when the bike has been on for 10 mins or less.

    have been to the dealer, wont do that again, the mech over there
    broke my fuel pump housing while removing it.. nice guy

    Independent guy cant seem to find the trouble either.
    of course when i bring the bike to someone, it runs fine :(

    01 softie, injection, no codes pop up
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Try a new main breaker. There were problems with them back they.
     
  3. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    thanks glider, i'll look into that and let you know how it goes.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If Glider's suggestion on the main breaker does not fix it, have you noticed if this problem is related to the amount of fuel in the tank? If it happens when the fuel is around half or less, check in Glider's tip section for info on holes in the fuel lines. Here:

    Engine Dies at Half A tank - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Another good thought TQ, forgot that one.:s
     
  6. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    update: got an error code this morning, turns out the engine temp sensor was out..
    sending message engine was stone cold, and flooding the engine with gas.

    so, diagnose, new sensor, 110 Euros, about 150-160 USD.. but she is running good again :)

    btw thanks for the ideas guys, its nice to at least have someone else thinking
    about whats going on, it helps..
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Glad you got it sorted out and fixed.:s