Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Low end dog.
I have put 73000 fun filled miles on the ole Canyon Red LT. About a week ago I had a problem appear that I have never encountered before. The bike just doesnt have any get up and go from the light, stop sign, intersection, etc. It has always been well mannered from a standstill. Now at times I wonder if it is going to get going at all. It bogs down badly. I thought perhaps I picked up a bad tank of gas, so I put 2/3 of a tank of fresh fuel in the tank Wednesday and took it for an 80 mile ride. No improvement. I disconnected the battery while I ate dinner to see if the motronic had confused itself. Very minor improvement. My gas mileage has gone in the tank. I was getting 250 miles a tank. Now I am struggling to get 200. The catalytic converter pings mercilessly when I park her now.
I am due to tear into her for her 72000 mile service. I just need some assistance regarding what I should be looking for. I am contemplating a bad plug (24K on the current set), or a bad O2 sensor. Anyone have any other comments or suggestions?
- This bike is stock. No enhanced performance chip, no canisterectomy, OEM parts. Had a clutch replaced about 4000 miles ago. At that time they installed a new rubber injector rail piece and new rubber intake runners.
The bogging can be felt, though not as severe, when running at 4K rpm or so when I twist the throttle. Just not responsive to the pilot inputs at the grip.
Thanks in advance!