newly purchased 98cbr600fs, need help
ive been riding it for about 2 days now, and it has ridden wonderfully until tonight when i was on it for about an hour.
I was riding home getting off the last interchange preparing to leave the highway and about 1/2 mile from my exit my bike backfires and the engine turns off.
I'm thinking WTF did i do to my brand new (ya its old, but only 5000 miles) used bike. I havent been riding long so obviously i'm thinking "o **** i ran out of gas" which turned out not to be the case. i pull over check my gas, and i have half a tank. i check my fuel supply valve and its still "ON". all the while i've been trying to restart my bike unsuccessfully (its turning but wont cooperate). i check the ignition and the kill switch, just peachy. i put the choke on and get the bike running again, but it still didnt "feel" like it should have. the clutch seemed really finiky and it felt more like the bike was telling me what to do and not visa versa.
I get to my off ramp and pull down to a stoplight about a mile and a quarter from where my bike stalled, i turn a corner and no more than 100 ft i hear another backfire and boom, the engine dies again. i do the same routine and nothing seems to work except waiting a few minutes and restarting the engine with the choke on (i did turn the choke off on the highway upon getting back up to speed). now i'm travelling about 200 ft and i turn left to go up a hill and am almost to my house, about 100 ft up this hill the bike dies again. whoa. i follow the same routine that worked the last two times, get the bike started and it dies again. so i get the bike started AGAIN and put it in neutral and hear this aweful click clack clack clack click clack clack noise after disengaging the clutch. yuck. well i still have 100 ft up a hill and 50 feet to my drive way, so i put the choke on, and drive it home. When i get there i notice the engine is heating WAY up. i turn off the ignition and a fan is still running trying to cool it down, which has never happened before. The bike is off and the temperature guage is still rising. Wow, now im thkining there can be at least 3 things wrong with this bike. I call the dealership and talk to the guy whom sold it to me.
blah blah blah he gives me thier bull**** about how he'll have the mechanics call me in the morning. okay great, thats all i expected from him, but what irks me is that service is supposed to test rde the bike, check and top off all fluid levels, and generally make sure everything is running up to snuff on the bike. He said they usually go ride it for about 15 minutes, so if the problem wouldnt arise unless driving for extended periods they obviously would have missed this.
If you've actually managed to get through the encyclopedia sized post i just wrote, does anybody here have any idea what may be wrong. I dont have my owners manual yet ( i bought one on ebay before realizing i could get a service manual from this site for free) so i'm not sure what to check for or how to troubleshoot. if anybody can shed some light on the situation from what i've described that be wonderful.
like i said i'm a new rider but i am not an idiot. I know what i'm doing out there , i know how to shift, i understand manual transmission (i learned when i was 16 and have been driving it since), i know how an engine works and i know how bikes work; i've read 3 "everything you need to know about motercycling" books front to back before even getting on a bike. I'm 99% sure that this problem was not user created.
Last edited by NONE_too_SOFT; 11-09-2006 at 08:45 PM.