It's been a long while since I last posted on here. I suppose that's what I get for only posting after experiencing a problem.
Okay so on Thanksgiving day, I took about a 300 mile trip to see my in-laws for dinner. On the way home that night (and brrrrrr was it cold!), I stopped off to top-off the fuel tank. Shortly after getting back on the road, my Goldwing started slowing down and I lost power. She dropped from 70mph to about 35mph and acted as though she wanted to die. The more throttle you give, the more she started sputtering and jerking. So I maintained just enough throttle to keep her going. About 5 miles later, she picked up power and returned to normal.
Hmmmm? Could be a gas filter. Might also be one of the floats stuck open and flooding out the engine. Might have also been very bad gas since I bought it from a gas station (Murphy Gas Station) that I ordinarily do not use. But then I thought about the gas cap.
Once she picked up speed again, all was back to normal no matter how much load I put on her. Right now she's doing just fine. Starts right up, no loss of power, and hits well on all gears and at any throttle load.
I'm thinking possibly bad fuel from a cheap gas station (water maybe). Or the gas cap was temporarily stuck closed and not allowing air to enter the tank.
So next week I am replacing the fuel filter, as well as the gas cap. I've already cleaned the gas cap once before, so this time I think I will just replace it.
Anyone ever experience this problem before?