Engine Sputters/Cuts Out
I have a sputtering problem once I get on the road. I have replaced the spark plugs, replaced the fuel and the bike starts right up with the choke out, then after a few I can push the chock in and it will idle. I get on her and start going through the gears (revving the RPM’s) and once it gets in 4th or 5th gear…it will start sputtering and cutting out (sometimes it will completely die). If it dies it will start right back up in neutral and then it will sputter a little bit while I “nurse” her back to my garage. It seems like “once the engine and oil gets hot then I have problems.
I little history…I took my old vance and hines longshots and cut them to be “shorties” about a year ago…I haven’t had any problems with it and have since put about 5,000 miles on her. Last September, I replaced my stock air breather with a Forcewinder XR and took her to Kansas City for a bike show. I rode her there and back (400 miles) and didn’t have any problems…I put her away for the Fall and Winter because I was deployed to the “sandbox”. My wife would start her once every couple weeks to keep the fluids running and battery charged. I took her out last week and stated having the problems I have now.
Since I modified the pipes and replaced the air breather…I have not dyno-tuned her…do you think that has something to do with it and if so what am I to do in the mean time?