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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Losing power temporarily

So I picked up my bike 2 weeks ago today. Passed 214 miles and while riding to get dinner last night it just lost all power for a split second. I didn't think anything of it (maybe my hand slipped off throttle for a second) but then it did it again and again for two miles a total of 7-10 times. As soon as I stopped for food and got back on I tried to recreate it so I could capture it on film but it didn't do it again. I have check spark plug and fuel injector plug. Maybe loose battery terminal?


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something loose - there have been quite a few instances of loose parts, plugs, wires, etc.

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something loose - there have been quite a few instances of loose parts, plugs, wires, etc.


Taking to shop today. I'll have them give it a once over and see if they see anything I missed.


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good idea - let them find what they missed when they prepped the bike - if you get it back with the shop saying they didn't find anything look at the ignition and fuel injection systems - battery terminals is a good first place to look since the batteries are not installed at the factory
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good idea - let them find what they missed when they prepped the bike


Not the same shop. Had to drive 10 hrs round trip to get this bike. Local shop is very small. Not even sure if they will be able to check.


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I got that feeling too, maybe 3-4 times, not on the same ride session.
As you, I suspected the throttle that slipped in my hand. With the gloves, sometimes, you don't feel precisely.
But it did not happen several times successively, so I never worried that much.

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So I picked up my bike 2 weeks ago today. Passed 214 miles and while riding to get dinner last night it just lost all power for a split second. I didn't think anything of it (maybe my hand slipped off throttle for a second) but then it did it again and again for two miles a total of 7-10 times. As soon as I stopped for food and got back on I tried to recreate it so I could capture it on film but it didn't do it again. I have check spark plug and fuel injector plug. Maybe loose battery terminal?
I've had that twice in quick succession while on a long ride with about 280 miles on the clock. I twisted the throttle on and was just met with the sound of the induction, twisted again and got the same, but then it was fine. It's been perfect since so have just assumed it was a PGM-FI hiccup. Fingers crossed it stays good. It's booked in for first service so will mention it then.
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I had the same issue, the wire connecting the fuel injection system was loose.
It was connected but not plugged in which causes the temp loss of power when the connection becomes loose.
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I had the same issue, the wire connecting the fuel injection system was loose.
It was connected but not plugged in which causes the temp loss of power when the connection becomes loose.
Which wire, where? Any chance of a photo of the offending wire?
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Unfortunately I do not have the pictures, I gave my bike to the Honda shop they were the ones who found it. It was all free because the bike is still under warranty.

If someone here has a service manual maybe they can lookup the fuel injector connectors.
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