Hey guys wondering if you have any ideas on this one. Sorry for wall of text, I have a bad habit of that.
The bike *does* idle and it *does* ride, but at seemingly random intervals (every 5-10 seconds) it will just completely cut out as if I turned the key off, or you are running on your very last bit of fuel.
Actually riding it seems to make this happen faster. So could be rpm related, or load related, or vibration of movement rattling a connection?
If you are riding, the bike will just roll start again.
Initially I thought it was a carburetor issue as I have had pilot circuit problems before, but have a few reasons to believe it is electric.
A) it happened instantly and without warning, no gradual onset, and mid-ride, just like a wire came loose??
B ) I've since pulled and cleaned the carb somewhat and had the exact same issue 15m up the road.
C) Seems to happen regardless of throttle position (pinning it vs putting along)
D) I cant think of any way the bike could be getting intermittently starved of fuel or air in this manner.
I know that my regulator is not right, as its from a 2007 and bike is 2004 but this has been the case for a long long time and not caused issues before. If it is a connection on the regulator, would it cause the spark to fail? Could it be stator? CDI? Ignition coil?
I have changed the spark plug, no effect.
Just looking for a point in the right direction here, as i'm not even 100% sure it is an electrical issue.
Thanks in advance, you guys have really helped me out in the past.
Edited by Wounded Lobster, March 28, 2015 - 03:38 AM.