Fuel Pressure Regulator finally got me...
About a month ago the RC started running rich and one day actually started this choking fit when stopping and it died on me a few times. I knew immediately what the problem might have been but vacation was right around the corner so she sat until I got back. Fast forward to last week and she runs great...the again randomly she poops on me.
Finally I took the 15 minutes it takes to replace the regulator (Turnone makes it a snap!) and she runs amazing. I assume the reg was pissing out for some time and I just didn't notice the slowly declining performance.
Yay for a simple sucess story! So that's 11 years on the OEM regulator (18k miles) and I bought another just in case there's a zombie apocolypse.
2001 #62. Ohlins rear/valves, Micron high mount, HyperPro damper, SharkSkinz, Tyga billet triple clamp, Tyga Carbon Fiber fender and hugger, Ti bolt/custom subframe/alien motion 8 cell diet, 15/41 520, COP conv. PCIII, Venhill lines, modified air box, turn signals in headlights...<deep breath> ZG Touring windscreen, Tech G rear sets, CRF450 rear master w/HRC cover, Tokico 6 pots w/V-pads, CRG Bar end mirrors, PSR Shorty levers-use only clutch, wanna-be basic racer paint, Roman Gold PC wheels