"stuttering" during initial running


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novatz
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"stuttering" during initial running

Post by novatz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:48 pm



Start bike, back out of garage, go about 1/2 mile and bike "stutters" with a rough idle. Immediately clears up and runs fine the rest of the ride. If we stop/park for 5 to 10 minutes, rough "stutter" begins and clears up immediately.

Plugs last changed August 2017 - have since added 24,000 miles but problem began problem 5 to 8000 miles ago.


Fuel has always varied.

Plugs again or a different issue?



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baumedagn
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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by baumedagn » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:30 am

According to the service manual, plugs should be changed every 16K miles. Now, that being said, many have gone 50K, 60K or more on a set of plugs. It's not uncommon for a plug to fail however. What plugs did you install? What other maintenance or additions have you done lately? Look for something simple that may have caused the condition you describe. May be something as simple as a loose spark plug connection.

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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:21 pm

I could be a plug wire or a coil.

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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by newday777 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:27 am

novatz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Start bike, back out of garage, go about 1/2 mile and bike "stutters" with a rough idle. Immediately clears up and runs fine the rest of the ride. If we stop/park for 5 to 10 minutes, rough "stutter" begins and clears up immediately.

Plugs last changed August 2017 - have since added 24,000 miles but problem began problem 5 to 8000 miles ago.


Fuel has always varied.

Plugs again or a different issue?
What year is your bike?
How many miles are on the bike?
What plugs did you put in?

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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 pm

I don't bother changing spark plugs until something 'feels wrong'...

it is not the expense, they are cheap...
I just don't want to pull all that stuff off to get to them
~John

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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:51 am

novatz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Start bike, back out of garage, go about 1/2 mile and bike "stutters" with a rough idle. Immediately clears up and runs fine the rest of the ride. If we stop/park for 5 to 10 minutes, rough "stutter" begins and clears up immediately.

Plugs last changed August 2017 - have since added 24,000 miles but problem began problem 5 to 8000 miles ago.


Fuel has always varied.

Plugs again or a different issue?
The second stutter. Does it occur the moment its started or the same as stone cold going down the road scenario?

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Re: "stuttering" during initial running

Post by baumedagn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:33 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 pm
I don't bother changing spark plugs until something 'feels wrong'...

it is not the expense, they are cheap...
I just don't want to pull all that stuff off to get to them
It takes me about 30 minutes to change the plugs. I'm not sure what "stuff" you have to remove. I would rather do maintenance at my leisure than on the road when "something feels wrong" Just my .02



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