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10-26-2019 04:42 PM
God 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
10-23-2019 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
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.
10-23-2019 07:27 PM
pushrod Sounds like you got it running better, glad to hear that
10-23-2019 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post
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.
10-22-2019 08:06 PM
shamus Almost sounds like you are running on one cylinder?
10-22-2019 01:17 AM
God
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Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
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.
OR
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.
10-21-2019 10:14 PM
God So I turned the bike on after disconnecting the fuel programmer and it still idled like ****. Let it warm up for about five minutes, the unburnt fuel smell ripe in the air, and then rode off. For the first five minutes it continued to ride like **** salad and ranch, but then while accelerating out of a turn it hit me like a 100 shot of nitrous in a stock SBC. All the power came back that had been so tragically robbed from me and the bike flew like a demon answering the summons of Satan himself. I guess the ECU just needed a few minutes to readjust the fuel ratio back to stoichiometry. Anyways thanks for all the help from everyone, I'm so damn happy to have my bike back to riding glory.
10-21-2019 09:17 PM
Hans&Feet 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.
OR
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.
10-21-2019 04:43 PM
Bri720a With the age and even disconnecting the vampire clips you have a very high probability of the strands of wire where the clips were being broken. It would be worth you while to strip back the insulation at the points, check them / solder or otherwise permanently fix those spots. Let us know how it goes.
10-21-2019 03:50 PM
God Okay I'll disconnect it and go for a test ride around town after work... Though it may be hard to shift or brake with both hands having thier fingers crossed. 😛
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