Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Aviston, Illinois, USA
You Gotta Read This.
You gotta read this! It might be a little lengthy but it may help you feel better in the long run. My 95SE did the same thing you're talking about only it acted up after riding 6 miles to the gas station and filling up. Crappy gas, right? Wrong! I drained the tank and refueled. No help. Put in new plugs (just in case). Not that either. That was four years ago. I took it to a reputable dealer and had them clean the carbs. It took them three weeks and they finally told me just come and get it. They had the carbs apart 6 times in three weeks, swapped ECM's with a 96 that ran fine, and replace 4 vacuum lines. It was better but still had a mid range miss. Right at the RPM we run down the highway. I was at another reputable dealer and asked about my miss and their response was "we can fix it". It went in for two days and they called to say it was done. No it wasn't. It ran worse than when I brought it. The service manager drove it and said he wouldn't ride it to the grocery store and back. We left it. Three weeks later, after having the carbs apart three times, changing the plugs, and trying a spare ECM, they called and said come and get it. It wasn't fixed, "just get it out of here" was the basic response. A retired automotive mechanic heard it run and said "I can fix it, there ain't an engine built I can't fix". Wrong! One carburetor rebuild, one trigger wheel and two weeks later it was back at home. Not right, but it ran acceptably. By now it's winter of 2017. I dumped in some fuel stabilizer, put the maintainer on her, and put her to bed for three months. Spring of 2018 I got her out of the garage, hit the starter and she sprang to life, ready to roll. I thought. We didn't get a mile from the house before it started to spit and sputter at almost any rpm. So here I sit. A beautiful 95SE that runs like crap, 5 grand invested in repairs on a bike that's worth maybe that much if it ran, and a tear in my eye because I can't even ride it. So, good luck getting it back in shape and let us know what worked. I'm at the point where I'll try almost anything!