You guys rock ! !
I've had my VTX for 2 years now. Not a problem - just a happy bike
All of a sudden, after 43,000 miles, it started acting up - just like the subject of this post says.
First I changed the plugs, then drained the gas and put in new gas. Nothing . . .
Did a search on the 1300 Board for 'bad gas', got a boatload of hits, but didn't look at any till I saw the subject line of this thread.
Wow ! Hit the nail on the head. Called the dealer this AM, told them what the problem was, although they were way reluctant to believe what this chick was telling them. Dropped it off, told them to start with the ECM wire. Still looked at me funny . . . whatever . . .
They called me back, said they fixed the problem. I had to ask them what the problem was since they didn't offer up that info. Go figure.
Oh . . . a loose ECM wire, eh ? Geez. . . who'd a guessed ? ! ! lol
I took it to the dealer since I had purchased the extended warranty and thought I would save myself the trouble and follow Rob T's path. Thanks dude !
I can't imagine how much trouble this has saved me or what the dealer would have done if I hadn't insisted on checking the ECM wire, but thanks for putting this thread out there : )