'18 1200RT Throttle Cutting out
Having an issue on a 18 R1200RT with the throttle cutting out, it only happens when I give it gas to accelerate. Example - coming up to a turn, pull in the clutch to downshift, release clutch, apply gas and the bike shuts off as I am rolling. As soon as the clutch releases and throttle is applied, it cuts out and the bike dies. I have to fire it back up as Im rolling in whatever gear it is in and it always happens in the middle of turns or any time I'm slowing down and a light turns green and I attempt to take off. Either way, it happens at all the wrong times. The bike has no problem firing back up at all and no problems idling or starting.
Now before anyone chimes in saying take it to the dealer, my bike has 8k miles on it and I took it into the dealership about a month after buying it for this issue. They said usually its a vent hose that gets pinched or comes loose, so they checked the hoses and they were fine, everything looked good. Since they could not replicate it, there was nothing they could do...go figure. At that time, it had been happening maybe once a month or so, not often. So I kept on riding it with this mystery issue still happening as often as before.
Two weeks ago I took it in for the 6K and to check on this problem. I told the service writer that I was still having the same issue and asked to check it out. They finished the service/test ride and said that they had reset the throttle values or something like that, it sounded like some sort of software update to me. (I can't remember the exact term or process.) Anyway, they said that nothing out of the ordinary happened on the test ride and that the bike ran perfect. They also stated that usually whatever software update they did fixes that issue. Again, unable to replicate the problem, so nothing they can do. Before I left I pulled one of the techs aside and asked what the problem was and if it was common. He told me that it was fairly common and between the update and the vent hose issue mentioned before, those were the only fixes for it. Other than that, they don't know what causes it.
Well, now after this update, it has been doing more often. Having worked in service for MC dealers before, I know how the process goes. If they can't replicate it then they can't diagnose anything, if nothing obvious is the issue. I'm going to have to take it back and figure something out. I love my RT, but this one thing pisses me off to no end.
Anybody else experience this issue with the 14-up 1200s? My apologies for the long description, but I hate when someones posts the "My bike is making a funny noise! Please help!" and doesn't include details. Thanks for reading, any info would be a big help.
Last edited by thesspirate; Apr 13th, 2019 at 4:06 pm.