Join Date: May 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Intermittent electrical glitch
OK. Firstly has anyone ever experienced this. Open to suggestions.
I bought an 08 1000 from a guy in Sydney Australia, I am from Adelaide. Flew over, rode it home. It has an intermittent electrical glitch that I dont understand. It seems that the ignition cuts for a split second, like a miss but it needs certain conditions. With the revs up it doesnt happen, under accelleration, no sign however as you are coasting, lets say rolling off the juice coming into a speed limit in a town, in 4th or 5th cog and just lagging along, it skips. The best i can describe is like flicking the kill switch on and off really really quickly. If I drop back to third at the same road speed it stops happening. Now, when I got it home I shouted it a new chain and sprockets, the issue is far less apparent however still there. There is a pulse generator on the front sprocket, presumably driving the speedo or something. Is it possible that this is the culprit somehow upsetting ignition? Alex