View Full Version : Will things get better?
03-13-2003, 01:53 PM
Bought myself a new Futura at the beginning of the week and I'm now clocking up the miles until the first service.
Enjoying myself lots even with the 5K limit, except for two "moments" yesterday that got the old pulse racing for all the wrong reasons.
Is it normal for the engine to cut-out when pulling up to a stand still?
Please tell me this will go once the engine has loosened up a little as I don't think the blood pressure will take it.
03-13-2003, 03:20 PM
Welcome to the party maccamc,
Never experienced that problem on my Futuras but my son's Pegaso stalled very easy until the engine was well hot.
Hope it goes away or can be fixed at your first service.
03-13-2003, 03:36 PM
Welcome to the throng Sir. :D
My fast silver one does it occaisionally and so did my last bike, a Firestorm. Maybe its a v-twin thing.
03-13-2003, 04:49 PM
Mine is also silver, do you think it maybe a colour thing?
03-13-2003, 05:33 PM
is your new bike an '03? just curious......
Mac, I have a 2001 with about 8,500 miles and have never had the bike cut off. I would address this with the dealer at the service.
03-13-2003, 06:34 PM
And straight back to the dealer mate ;)
He'll not help with the repairs if you stall and drop it, which is easy with such a big bike.I'd also want it looked at before the 600 service, so that if he can't cure it he has time to prepare and have answers for its strip down.
Also, I thought the running in revs were 6000???????
I know thats what I treated mine to :rollin:
nice taste in colours, mind and fill in the poll, we're losin ;)
where in the world are you? Mac has a certain Scottish tone :D
03-13-2003, 11:30 PM
My RST occasionally stalled when blipping from off-idle (i.e., slowing to a stop, clutch in) during the first few miles. You might talk to your dealer about remapping the ECU (depending on the year of your new bike)
Best of luck, it does get better, oh, my, yes....
'01 Flame Red
03-14-2003, 09:58 AM
Mine stalled a few times like that when newer, but has not done it recently.
Maybe I've changed, like blipping the throttle more and downshifting when slowing. And maybe the motor has just loosened up.
03-14-2003, 10:20 AM
Mine did that too on the way home from the dealer the first day. I got used to the bike and maybe it "loosened up" some. I got a load of bad gas once, too.
03-14-2003, 04:05 PM
Just to show the other side, I cant say ive ever experienced this
03-14-2003, 04:59 PM
Me, either. Not a single time.
03-14-2003, 10:24 PM
My bike did that also the first day. The cure was simple, let the self diagnostic routine run before starting the bike up, depending on which ecu load you have its a bit different just wait until all the lights stop flashing after turning on the ignition and all should be well
03-15-2003, 01:16 AM
What a very good point . . . . . . . well done that man! (I think) :p
03-16-2003, 06:17 AM
14000 miles, and never stalled once. I do however, let the diagnostics stop, then count to five before hitting the starter.
That little drill came about after starting the bike once in a bit of a hurry, and the efi light came on with a corresponding reduction in power. Shut off the bike, and let it reset the computer-started, with the problem never happening again.
Five seconds might be a bit much, but it works for me. My service Tech suggested a slight delay in the start sequence-I came up with the five count.
Take your bike back to the dealer-that is not normal for any bike that is set up correctly.
03-18-2003, 09:40 AM
You must wait until the fuel pump finishes pressureising, ~3-5 seconds. Hint is to turn the key, put your lid on, then hit the starter.
03-18-2003, 01:36 PM
Thanks to everyone that took the time to offer their advice.
I followed the extended "pause" before starting route and have been lucky enough to of enjoyed a trouble free two days.
Touch wood that the problem has gone and its not just a coincidence.
Rab, I not in Scotland but down in the Northwest(Merseyside) think the name has an Irish background?
Once again thanks for all the help and lets hope we all have a trouble-free summer.
03-18-2003, 05:32 PM
The pause sounds favourite then, nice when its something simple ;)
Another Brit :D its good to see the numbers swelling, were gonna have one hell of a ride out when we finally get it organised :smokin:
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