Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Odd issue on my DL1000 (fueling?)
I'm on a road trip with Salt Lake City being one of the destination. Bike has been running brilliantly.
Later in the day today it started acting like it was out of gas or had bad gas. It was bogging down as the throttle opened and power usually resumed when I backed off the throttle, no warning lights. I stopped at a Chevron station and put in 2.85 gallons of 91. It started up fine and I had about a 20 mile run to my destination, mainly in the interstate and it ran fine with no repeat issues so far.
More detailed story:
Last night, at the end of the day I filled up my tank at a Shell station (using the top octane they have 91) before packing it in for the day. It was coolish compared to the rest of the day, I think down into the lower 60's. Google says the altitude there is 6,749 feet. Google says Salt Lake City's elevation is 4.226 feet.
I wanted to be in Salt Lake City in the mid afternoon today so did a nice relaxing ride down highway 150 into the mountains and then did another road up into the mountains. I think both times got me up over 10,000 feet. When I came out if the mountains it got a lot hotter. My thermometer was showing temperatures into the low 90's, I think it was into the low 50's or maybe upper 40's at altitude. After I left the are and reached the outskirts of Salt Lake City I stopped at a Wendy"s for a bite. I parked the in the sun. When I left there it ran fine for a bit and then bogged a bit. It did the several times and usually after letting off the throttle or turning off the ignition it ran fine. I think it also stalled once or twice when I pulled in the clutch lever. After it was filled the issues did not return.
Other things that might be relevant:
-I have not checked battery terminals yet but it doesn't sound electrical in nature
-my sidestand has been lettting my bike lean way more than it should. I need to do something about that but hopefully it works until I get home.
- bike has 113,817 miles / 183,170 km
I'm thinking it has been something to do with the bike getting very hot when parked building pressure in the tank causing issues (I didn't hear any sound of pressure escaping but helmet and earplugs were on.). I leave here Friday noonish and won't have a chance to look at the bike until then.