Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
DL1000 "Aw Crap"
The Vee was running perfectly last week, but since it's approacing 30k miles and hasn't been touched in 15K miles, I decided to take it in to a local shop for a valve adjustment, TBS, air-filter and plugs. I also picked up a new TPS sensor because I've been dealing with the well-known sputter and stall routine after long highway miles. To be clear, day to day riding, the bike ran perfectly. Only after 1+ hours at highway speed would it sputter, and that would only be for a moment until I cycled the throtte and ignition.
The shop just called this morning and started asking questions about why I had them replace the TPS. To make a long call short, apparently since they buttoned it up and test rode it, it now "idles perfectly," but cuts out, sputters, and otherwise runs rough when they try to take it up to speed. The mechanic started suggesting things like a bad fuel pump etc., and I explained that the bike was PERFECT when I rode it in last Friday.
What did they do wrong? Did they miss the alignment of the cam lobes when they set the valves? Forget a vacuum hose?
I need suggestions to take to the shop
Go hakafugu yourself.