Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Dracut, Massachusetts
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bike cut out with oil light, bummers.
okay so im riding along yesterday and was pinning it with no problem. went to snap a wheelie in 2nd and i get this chopping out, the bike doesn't die but when id do the normal pop of the clutch while i rev, the bike goes up, i ride a couple of seconds and get this rough choppiness that makes the front end come down, then the engine resumes normally. it happened a few times. i did just do my stator and then power washed the bike like crazy to make it pristine prior to this happening. then, today i go for a ride, it runs normally again, i find a nice straight away, go to pop the clutch again to do another wheelie, then it cuts down to one cylinder and has very little power. about 40ft or so it completely dies on me and the oil light came on. the oil is brand new with a new filter, done when i did the stator. i have no prior feeling that anything mechanical was going out and when the bike died i didn't hear anything break or seize. i was able to restart the bike once but it had low power again and seemed to turn over smoothly, then the battery died. i pushed it all the way home like almost 5 miles while everyone slowed down to look at me and not help me out, crazy how people are these days!!! anyway, what im asking is does this sound like a mechanical failure to anyone or can this be electrical? can it be that one cylinder lost spark? this really sucks and i don't really wanna have more shop money draining out of my pocket. if it is engine failure then id probably be looking to see if anyone had a nice engine, but i don't want to jump too far ahead of myself. any insight would be nice. thanks for any input.
lovin' my little torque monster.
Last edited by jgspecial; 08-15-2016 at 06:35 PM.