Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland Oregon
Make sure that the vent tube is clear. This is the one that is a fairly transparent yellowish orange color of tube. It is routed down with the rest of the hose cluster and exits around the lower mount of the monoshock. This gets plugged on every bike eventually. I was having the issue when going through water, not a lot of water, but enough that the water was splashing up, plugging the hose for a few seconds, and when it did, the bike leaned out and died. Then the water drips out of the hose, fires right back up, and you are left wonder what electrical thing got wet and killed it. It took me a long time to figure it out. Most bikes accumulate dirt until eventually it is just plugged. Cleaning it works, but re-routing it up high is a permanent fix.
The symptoms you described, are precisely what has happened to a couple of buddies, and when we pulled the hose up to look at it, whatta ya know, it was plugged. Clip off the end, and vroom.