OK folks, I've noticed a miss in the engine at idle and when first moving out. At high RPM's I can't hear the miss.
This shade tree mechanic has done the following with no good results:
1. adjusted the valves to make sure I didn't have a tight/leaking valve. It was time to do it anyway.
2. replaced all 4 sparkplugs
3. placed a used injector at #3 cylinder as I thought that was the culprit due to the color of the plug in that cylinder when I replaced the plugs.
I took a ride yesterday and it performs the same way so I made no improvement.
The next thing for me to do in my opinion is to load it up and take it to Engles in Kansas City and have them do a engine diagnosis. I haven't called them to make an appointment as yet.
Sooooooooooooo, if someone here on this site is excited about using their GS-911 on my bike PM me.
Also, if I've missed performing something simple that I should do before hauling the bike to Engles, then chime in. I don't have anything to do a compression test as that has crossed my mind.
Please note that I now have 149,777 miles on this bike/engine. If this turns out to be a major engine repair, then I'll be looking for a used '03 or '04 LT to buy with fewer miles.
So fire away and thanks for this outstanding site to vent on and to obtain super info.