i have an issue similar (exactly?) like torqueys. my bike sat up for months and i started it weekly. then one day it just wouldn't start. i put it in the shop and had all new plastics etc put on and they got it running. i actually picked the bike up and rode it half a day w/ no issues. i then asked the owner to ride it and compare it's power to other bikes and what mods we could do (in addition to the pair/flapper mods already done). he came back and said he thought he smelled water or sumthin burnin out the exhaust and had one of his shop hands pour 8oz of alcohol into it (i believe there was only 2-3 gallons of gas in the bike). i went to leave and it would not start. they said the alcohol settled to the bottom or knocked some trash loose somewhere. we drained all gas and put in more 93 octane and finally got it to start after hooking it to a jump starter and twisting it WOT. it ran terribly, sounding like it was firing on one cylinder or alternating-- im not sure but def NOT running right and def would NOT idle. hopin it was jus trash, i rode it about ten miles and it was herky/jerky at best and runnin like crap. when i would open the throttle it would jump and GO. i took it back and the mechanic insisted it was an injector. after $120, the injector service says they are operating perfect. he then changed the fuel filter as well. I NEED HELP! these guys have NO IDEA what could be causing it. they theorize a sensor of some type (MAP, or MAF, or possibly even ECM). i'm not wanting to throw parts at this thing til we figure it out. also, the general consensus is if it were computer related, it probably wouldn't run. can anyone* (*read: subsailor) get me goin in the right direction and save me some summer riding time!?
Last edited by jflantx; 06-22-2011 at 04:53 PM.
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