Question for the mechanics in the group
This morning I packed up my '08 for my 40+ mile commute, cranked it up, let it warm up a minute or so like always and slowly took off down the street. Got about 100 yards and the light went off, then came back an flickered and the bike coughed and sputtered, but never completely cut off. I turned around and nursed it back home. Checked the gas lever, still straight down, just filled up yesterday and have about 50 miles on the current tank of gas. It was dark and I didn't really have time to check a lot more because I had to get in the truck and get to work. I'll call the dealer soon and make an appointment for Saturday, but was just wondering if anyone, either from experience or just superior mechanical ability to me (that includes almost everyone with a pulse) might have an idea of what to check first. I still plan to take it to the shop, but I would like to be able to drive it the 8 miles there as I don't have a really easy way to transport it. It's got about 3200 miles on it, has had the oil changed several times and this is the first sign of trouble. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.