Speed is life, or is it death?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Bike cuts off while riding
I was riding my bike recently and for some reason it cut off by itself while i was wide open on the throttle. although this doesn't work all the time, what i would do is hold the clutch for 3-5 seconds and let it go and wait for the engine to catch up turn back on. now, its done this before last year, but that was maybe 2-3 times during the whole 2007. fast forward to today and its cutting off 4 maybe 6 times a day.
it doesn't happen soon as i start riding, this usually happens 15-20mins into riding. now i have noticed that the bike has been running hot, coasting around 180-190 and sometimes in the low 200's. i can understand if i was sitting still for a long time in traffic with allot of stop and go, but just normal city/highway riding while its 50-60F it shouldn't get this hot i think. BTW its a '02 R1 with 34K miles.
If anyone has had this problem or no someone that had this problem, get back to me and help a fellow R1 rider out
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