Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Revs go to 0 at speed
I'm at a loss and could use some advice. My 650 started stalling out when, at speed, I would grab the clutch for coasting or braking. Sometimes the RPM needle will drop down to the proper place - 1300 or 1400 - and at other times will drop down to 0 and the engine dies. I can hit the starter button immediately and it starts back up and off I go. This happens intermittently. Not a relaxing way to ride, not knowing when your engine is going to die!
I took it to the dealer and they tried the shotgun approach - change the battery, air-filter, and plugs. All things that needed to be seen to, so I had no problem. I even assumed that they had diagnosed the problem and found a cure. So I picked the bike up this morning, rode home and had the same problem surface after 20 miles. Fuel line problem? Idle problem?