Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
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RC Hiccups - FI Cutting Out Under Certain Throttle Loads
I have some ideas about my problem, but wanted to hear from those more knowledgeable than I.
My bike is a 2003, PC3, fairly certain it has flapper and pair mods. I've only had it a year so not 100% on the state of some components. jardine exhaust, stock air filter, HID headlights. (all installed by previous owner)
My RC has recently started cutting out in various open throttle situations. The FI light comes on, the bike lurches to a hault for a second and then resumes normal business, it's as if it's not getting fuel for a second. The bike continues to run it just "hiccups" if you will. It seems to happen more frequently at certain RPMs dependent on the gear, but always under open throttle. The bike recently has also been harder to start (although not always) and my buddy reports my HID headlight turns on and off on occasion. The hard starts sometimes turn the display off and reset my trip computer. I've had the bike on a trickle charger constantly and I'm unsure if this has changed anything.
I do differential diagnosis for a living on people as a Physical Therapist, so I know in principle how to work through a problem. My gut says I have an FI issue, but there seems to be hints of electrical as well.
I'm actively searching through the forum, but thought I would offer this up to you wonderful and knowledgeable people on this forum for opinions in the meantime while I research/troubleshoot
2003 Honda ST1300A
2003 Honda VFR800
2003 Honda RC51 SP2
- Jardine Slip-Ons
- GPR V4 Steering Damper
- Vortex Clip-Ons
- CFMotorsports Rearsets
- Undertail w/ Integrated LED Brake/Blinkers
- Watson LED Front Markers
- Flapper/Soft Limiter/Pair Mods