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She barely got me home today.

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And its my main transportation right now. I can feel the grey hairs coming in.

Anyhow, I was cruising this morning at 65-70 and about 30 miles into my ride I felt it hesitate a couple times, a few miles apart. That was crappy enough to get me worried. Then I get on the freeway on the last stretch toward the house maybe 55 miles into the ride, get going 75-80, cruising along and it died completely for a second or two. Just enough time I glanced down and saw the check engine light flash in and clear just as the bike fired back up.

So another three or four miles going 75, went okay. Stopped at the gas station and topped up like I do every morning. Going going again, 1.6 miles to go. At the second light I stopped and it all went to ****. Engine lugging bad, idling really low when I let off the gas, check engine light flashing on and off repeatedly, the bike would not rev up when I gave it throttle. Limped the rest of the way to the house.

When I got to the house, I took my helmet and earphones off and let it idle while I looked it over. Smelled gas pretty strong but that cleared up. Hopped back on and went around the block, everything ran fine.

What in the heck just happened to my bike?
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canyon1: “I see no need for performance mods”

Ooohhh, but the Stryker is severly underpowred. Mods are the only solution to get it to breath. Pipes/air intake/power comander + dyno tuned and runs like a champ (for me anyway). And I might add that I did none of the work myself, had a qualified shop do it.
Yeah Toby last weekend I chased John & Marla around Julian on their R1. Even with a passenger on board John lets me keep up :D but I was dragging the **** out of my footpegs!
**** dude! I have 4,000m on my Stryker and I’ve never washed it or ridden it in the rain. I just clean it with an air compressor and Honda polish. Pressure wash sounds like trouble to me.
Well Toby when you are splattin the bugs at 130mph you need the power wash! :D
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