Hey guys and girls, I have a weird problem that scared the crap out of me today. So my friends and I were out riding all day and taking back roads for most of this trip from Spartanburg to Columbia SC. It was a great day and great riding with friends.
Now for the problem that I ran into. We ran around 50-60mph a lot of the riding today so not real fast, but a good pace. Now we were running out of daylight after eating supper so we said that instead of the back roads to come home we would just do the interstate route. So we headed out and were running about 70-80mph. And we were going a pretty good clip for quite a few miles, though I am not sure how long exactly. Probably 25 miles or so and my bike started acting like it was not getting enough fuel and I had just filled up about 20 miles back and had not hit reserve yet when I did. Still the bike was loosing power and fast. I tried giving her more gas and she acted more like she was either getting too much gas, too much air, too little air, or too little gas and the engine shut off so I pulled in the clutch and tried hitting the starter and nothing. So I made it over into the shoulder of the interstate and had the clutch pulled in and she started back up. So I goosed her real good for a few minutes and she acted fine so I got back in traffic and took off. I had this exact same issue another 3 times before making back to a local highway where I was doing 45mph of so and she acted fine the rest of the way home. I did try cutting back my highway speed to around 65-70mph after the first hiccup, but she kept having the issue until the back roads and slower speeds. I am totally lost and don't know what to check or do. She fires up fine all the time as a side note. I again want to tell ya'll this is the guy who needs a bike stuff for dummies book. I am an IT guy and have very little mechanical knowledge, but I am trying to learn.
So please help me. Thanks in advance guys and girls.