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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Pull apart lightly where the clips were.
If if breaks, fix it.
If it does not break:
1. try some heat on the insulation, usually will get flexible and you can push it apart if you want for inspection.
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2. Liquid rubber or hot glue to fill the gaps and add some cover where the clips were.
Than tape the affected wires to others.
Single wires tend to vibrate more than several bound together.
Will do, there are some decent cuts on the wires where the clips were attached. I don't want to have any problems down the road.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 08:06 PM
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Almost sounds like you are running on one cylinder?

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Almost sounds like you are running on one cylinder?
That's almost what it felt like. I had about as much power as I would running on one cyl, but it wasnt shaking like it would be if it was misfiring.

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Sounds like you got it running better, glad to hear that

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like you got it running better, glad to hear that [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/IMG]
That's what I thought too but today I went for a small ride and everything was fine until I ran out of gas. I filled her up and then as I was leaving the gas station it started to hesitate like it used to when it was running poorly. But only for a few seconds. Then it hesitated a couple more times on the way back home. Idk if it's related to having a full gas tank, or if it's a coincidence. So now I'm potentially looking at other causes, though I don't think I'm going to put that fuel programmer back on.

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Yup, unfortunately the problem is still rearing it's ugly head every now and then. I took it on a ~60 mile ride and it bogged down about 6 times or so usually about 10-15 minutes apart. The first two times turning the bike off with the kill switch and then turning it back on solved it momentarily. The third time however, turning it off then on did not solve it and I had to wait for it to go away on it's own after a few minutes. I tried retightening the battery cables again to no avail. If it's bogging down and I pull over and idle the bike I still get that distinct unburnt fuel smell. I had to cancel a trip this weekend because of this issue and now it's really starting to drive me crazy. The main reason I buy Honda is because they're the most reliable thing on wheels, yet I've never had a bike be this big of a pain before

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