Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mill Creek, Indiana
Just discovered this forum tonight, and am seeking any and all advice about my 650. I bought it in July of '04 and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute--until Sept. 12 of this year. It had previously always started instantly and run perfectly, but on that day it quit running on my way to work after about 100 feet. It first began to run very rough, then seemed to only run on one cylinder, then no cylinders. It would not fire at all after that, so I eventually got it home, where it sat for a week. I decided to see if it would fire, and it did, just like always. When I tried to ride it, though, at sputtered and stalled like before. (This was after it had been out of warranty for a few weeks, of course.) I eventually got it to a dealer, who did an Inspection and Report (which ballooned into an over $300 bill, but that's another story...). They checked out "everything", and everything checked out. There was no code to help out. So I took home a bike that I still couldn't ride. I finally got an EFI warning a few weeks later. Basically it will start and idle all day, but as soon as there's a load on it, it sputters and dies. Any ideas? They want me to put a new computer on it, but I'm not exactly in a position to throw that kind of money for possibly nothing. Thanks.