Hey all, I just got my bike back from the dealership that's repairing it for an insurance claim (low-speed highside). It's wasn’t quite done yet, there was supposedly still some cosmetic work left, but apparently they took it for a “test drive” and it ran perfectly fine, so figured it was safe for me to ride for the weekend.
Anyhow, I took it out of the shop right as they were closing, and started heading home. As I was moving along I noticed that as tried to get the bike up to 60km/h, it begins to really hesitate. The higher the gear I’m in, the harder and harder it gets push the bike past that speed. I can go from 0-50 in first gear and the bike runs perfectly smooth, so revs don't have anything to do with it I guess. By the way, there's only 910km on the bike, so this isn’t from any gradual wear/accumulation. And just to be sure, I drained the carbs and checked to see if there was any water in them, but found none at all. It almost feels like the bike's not getting any fuel...
I guess I'll be able to take the bike back in in 4 days, but damn, I really wanted to ride it for these days off. It’s been over 5 bloody weeks since the accident!
I had the exact same thing happen to me as I picked up my bike from the shop after a high speed lowside. Ended up being a hose was not connected in the intake area that I believe had something to do with the float bowls in the carbs. It was an easy fix - just look around the hoses in the intake area under the forks. The connection was a single hose that connects to a "y" splitter to the front intake. I'm almost positive that is what's causing the bogging and hesitating. I could get to 45-50 in the lower gears but any higher and the bike stuttered BIG time. Hope this helps.
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